Author Spotlight

Moose: The Story of a Phenomenon

Robert B. Sherman, the man behind most of the Disney tunes we love to this very day, is a musical and artistic genius—one whose works will be remembered for years to come.

One half of the Academy Award-winning Sherman Brothers songwriting team, he penned a number of songs such as the iconic Disneyland theme “It’s a Small World (After All),” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” and “A Spoonful of Sugar” to name a few. And anyone—young or old—would probably know the lyrics of these songs by heart.

This month, AuthorHouse shines the limelight on this talented individual as he celebrates and documents his wonderful journey through Moose, “a bold and beautiful, unconventional self-portrait—the last testament of the man Walt Disney referred to simply as ‘The Poet.’”

Even at the age of 16, Robert had already found his calling for music. He became one of BMI's youngest inductees ever and is an alum of its prestigious Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. At 18 Robert wrote songs for the musical farce, “A Christmas Held Captive” (Beverly Hills Playhouse). And from then on, he has written songs and/or scripts for film, TV commercials, as well as the Broadway stage.

Be inspired by this man’s passion for music and how he plays a vital role in the recently released film Saving Mr. Banks.

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Twenty-one-year-old Jack Marshall may be a student currently taking up a degree in geography, but his first love is and will always be the craft of writing.

Even with plans to pursue a career teaching secondary school pupils, Marshall nonetheless gave in to his literary passion by publishing his very first novel with AuthorHouse, When the World Ends... The book is a dystopian science-fiction thriller about a seventeen-year-old boy and his group of friends who try to end dictatorship over humanity.

The debut author fondly recalls of his first attempt at writing—a total rip-off of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. It was the Harry Potter series that sparked his interest in literature and propelled him to write a book himself saying that it “inspired me to write for myself and to create worlds beyond our own and fictions that can redefine the past or give suppositions about the future.” Aside from Rowling, Jack also lists Anthony Horowitz, Ian Banks, Charlaine Harris, and Suzanne Collins as his top inspirations.

Read on to be inspired by this young man’s zest for life and to learn more about his future plans, as well as his other numerous inspirations.

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