My guest today is an award-winning mezzo-soprano soloist and recording artist. She premiered works by more than forty composers and made nine critically acclaimed recordings. She is the author of two books about music, Exploring Twentieth-Century Vocal Music and The Performing Life: A Singer’s Guide to Survival. In addition, she established a long tenure as professor of music at Austin Peay State University, where she received the university’s highest awards for creativity and for teaching. The Postmaster’s Daughter is her first novel. Welcome to Authors Over 50, Sharon Mabry.