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Video reveal for Mary Amato’s GET HAPPY

Mary Amato (author of Guitar Notes) has a new YA coming out on October 28 – Get Happy – about a 16-year-old singer-songwriter named Minerva who is desperate for a ukulele. The story also chronicles Minerva’s painful journey to decide whether or not to reconnect with a father who left her when she was a toddler. As with her previous book Guitar Notes, Amato has written words and music for the songs that appear in the book for readers to enjoy. This time, she teamed up with young performing artist Jamey Geston ( http://www.jameygestonmusic.com/) who is recording videos of the six songs in preparation for the book’s release.

Here’s the video reveal of the song Geston just recorded. This song, called Salt, expresses Minerva’s pent-up anger at her long-lost father, a marine biologist, who wants to reconnect.

The Luna ukulele that Geston is playing in this video will be offered as a giveaway through Amato’s site. Stay tuned for the book, the music, and more at Amato’s site: www.thrumsociety.com and/or through twitter @maryamato.
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About Get Happy:

In this poignant, realistic, contemporary YA by a state master list star, perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Gayle Forman, a young songwriter builds a substitute family with her friends in place of the broken family she grew up with.

A hip high school girl who loves music, writes songs, and is desperate for a ukulele, learns to her shock that her father did not abandon her years ago and has been trying to keep in touch. She begins to investigate him, only to discover that he has a new life with a new family, including the perfect stepdaughter, a girl who Minerva despises.

Coming in October from EgmontUSA. Book description from publisher.