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Grace Notes: A Novel Based on the Life of Henry Mancini

By Stacia Raymond

Celebrating a giant of American popular music... 
 
With a legacy that resonates today in the work of contemporary film composers, the magnanimous Henry Mancini left an indelible mark on the culture. Over the course of a life cut short, Mancini helped liberate a concentration camp at the end of WWII, created some of the most iconic film and television themes ever written, and unseated the Beatles from the number one spot at the apex of rock and roll. 
 
Resurrected through dialogue portraying pivotal scenes from his life, readers will get to know Mancini like never before—and come to appreciate this national treasure who fought for equality while bringing out the beauty of the world through his artistry.

 

About the Author

Stacia Raymond is a freelance writer and editor based in Southern California. With more than fifteen years of experience in the film and television industry, Raymond has built a body of work that includes fiction, non-fiction, and ghostwriting for clients in the fields of music, film, and technology. Raymond’s television writing has been produced by CBS, Paramount, and Lifetime, and she has developed projects with Showtime and ABC Family. In 2013, she was awarded a Fellowship with the Puglia Film Commission as part of a program to bring more production to the Southern Italian region.

Raymond holds a B.A. in Communications from The American University and an M.F.A. in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California. She is a member of the Writers Guild of America and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. Raymond is currently working on her first book for children, The Carol of the Ornaments, and maintains a blog of personal essays focusing on the serendipitous nature of everything.