Author Squad Bookshop To Host “Sleep, Little Child” Signing, Live Performance

Marc Hoffman, author, "Sleep, Little Child"

Author/musician Marc Hoffman brings his new children’s book to Huntersville


November 1, 2010 (HUNTERSVILLE, NC) —  Musical composer-turned-author Marc Hoffman will bring his new children’s book and CD, Sleep, Little Child to  the Author Squad Bookshop & Publishing Center in Huntersville, NC, on Friday, November 19, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.


The child-oriented book signing will include a reading of the book, Hoffman’s live performance of the original lullaby on which the book is based, and other family-fun activities. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to the event.


Sleep, Little Child, with accompanying CD, is the first in a series of children’s books planned by Salisbury, NC, native Marc Hoffman, with illustrations by Tony Waters of Charleston, SC. Through simple verse, gentle music and compelling illustrations, the book answers children’s questions about who is watching over them while they sleep.


Hoffman wrote the lullaby several years ago and credits his wife, Anne, and their young daughter, August, with the idea to turn it into a children’s book.


“As soon as August was born, we began reading books and singing lullabies to her,” he said. “It didn’t take me long to remember that I had a lullaby of mine own. And after hearing the song many times, it dawned on Anne that it was a natural fit as a children’s book.”


Published by Virillion Music Books, Sleep, Little Child will be available for purchase during the book signing and performance. To reserve copies, contact or call 704-892-7274.


The Author Squad Bookshop & Publishing Center is located 10109 Northcross Center Court, Suite 140, Huntersville, NC 28078. Huntersville is 10 miles from Charlotte on the shores of Lake Norman. For more information, visit


For more information on Sleep, Little Child, visit


About Sleep, Little Child:


Synopsis: As babies grow into little children, there comes a time when they realize that, like themselves, Mommy and Daddy sleep at night, too. Where, then, is the watchful eye to look over them all night? Where are the protective arms to keep them safe when they close their eyes and drift away into dreams? “Sleep, Little Child” answers these questions with simple verse, soft music, and compelling illustrations. Composed and sung by Marc Hoffman and illustrated by Tony Waters, Sleep, Little Child is a lullaby with a comforting message: that Someone strong, loving and more powerful than even Mommy and Daddy is right there with all little children, keeping them safe and warm, and greeting them with the morning light. Publisher: Virillion Music. Retail price: $17.95.


About the author:


Composer/pianist/vocalist Marc Hoffman received his degree in composition from the North Carolina School of the Arts and studied film composition at USC. He also attended The Dartington International Summer School of Music in Devon, England. His composition teachers have included David Ott, Leo Arnaud, Neil Hefti, and Sherwood Shafffer. A member of BMI and the American Composer’s Forum, he is also founder and artistic director of the Salisbury School of Music. He lives in Salisbury with is wife, Anne, and their daughter August. For more information on Marc Hoffman and his work, visit He is also available on Facebook under Marc Hoffman Music, on MySpace, and on the Internet Movie Database ( Agent: Brandon Crumpton, Key Signature Entertainment, 704-249-5907,

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