Diane Michaels

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Watching the Grass Grow Diane Michaels

Two short stories about subway delays, jury duty, and how love rushes in when life stands still.


From Here Comes the Bride to There Go the Grooms Diane Michaels

When you imagine your wedding ceremony, does it have a soundtrack? If not, From Here Comes the Bride to There Go the Grooms offers you a stress-free path to filling the silence with music. In this guide, professional musicians (one is a harpist who has played more than 1000 weddings, and the other two are fictional characters from the novel Ellen the Harpist) answer 10 commonly asked questions about planning ceremony music including: • Where can we find musicians for our ceremony? • What instruments and music should we choose? • When should we use music during our service? • How much will it cost to hire musicians? This fun, informative guide will transform you into a ceremony music planning pro whether you are following tradition or creating a modern event to celebrate your love.


Ellen the Harpist, Chapters 1-4 Diane Michaels

Single. Inept at flirting. But at least she’s got talent and a sense of humor. The problem is, she's often the punch line. Despite her difficulties, Ellen Blum is proud of the cred she has earned serenading brides down the aisle with her harp. Doesn’t being 27 and paying her rent on time prove she’s a grown-up? Not so much, according to her personal chorus of critics. As she dodges the barbs and petty crimes of her bosses and copes with a family crisis, she feels more like a child than ever. She has her heart set on silencing her critics and teaching them — and maybe herself — a new tune. But becoming more than the person described on her business card is even trickier than moving her harp. Meet Ellen in this four chapter sample from the novel, "Ellen the Harpist."