About T. A. Sigafus


T. A. Sigafus grew up in a little yellow house on a rather quiet corner in a small suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was the middle sister — too old for this, and too young for that. Sound familiar? While growing up, her favorite childhood hobbies included making snow angels and soaring down very steep hills on a wooden toboggan. Her favorite hobby of all was writing stories and poetry. She would wander around the house rhyming words and driving her siblings crazy, until one day when they locked her in the closet, where she developed a case of agoraphobia (a fear of large places).

When her sisters finally let her out of the closet, Ms. Sigafus had quite a collection of poetry. She decided to learn to play the guitar and put her poems to music. Ms. Sigafus soon discovered that she loved playing music as much as writing! She started putting on backyard concerts, flinging a large bed sheet over the clothesline for a stage curtain. Before long, she was attracting crowds from as far away as Stinson Boulevard, charging a 5-cent admission fee, which she later used to pay for college.

After college, Ms. Sigafus traveled around the country performing her songs for lots of people. She finally got married and began a family of her own, putting her writing aside for the time being. When Ms. Sigafus finally returned to writing, she couldn’t think of anything to write about. Luckily, that all changed when she received a curious telephone call from the Principal of a local school.

"Will you come and teach music at our school?" the Principal asked.

"Er . . . I guess so," Ms. Sigafus replied. "Do you have any small classrooms?"

Ms. Sigafus reported to the principal’s office the very next morning to begin her new job. She quickly discovered that she loved teaching as much as music and writing! But that’s not the end of the story.She was so inspired by several of her students, that she went home and began writing a series of books called The Maestro Mysteries! Her first book (The Case of Beethoven's Bandit) was published in 2006. Ms. Sigafus is also the author of a children's picture book entitled The Shadow Monster. Her first adult book Counting Cardinals, a memoir written in free verse poetry, is now available for purchase exclusively through this website. Order your copy today!


 
Books by Terri Sigafus
Counting Cardinals (a memoir)
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When her mother is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, Terri returns home to Minneapolis after twenty-eight years of being away. She finds herself reunited with her estranged sisters on a journey that proves more painful than she could have ever imagined. But with the help of a cardinal sent from Heaven, Terri finds the courage to lay her mother to rest, let go of her painful past, and live and laugh again after heartbreaking loss. Counting Cardinals is a memoir written in free verse poetry, depicting the events that transpired over that stillest of all summers. (Perfect bound, 122 pages)

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Counting Cardinals (Hardcover w/dust jacket)
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When her mother is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, Terri returns home to Minneapolis after twenty-eight years of being away. She finds herself reunited with her estranged sisters on a journey that proves more painful than she could have ever imagined. But with the help of a cardinal sent from Heaven, Terri finds the courage to lay her mother to rest, let go of her painful past, and live and laugh again after heartbreaking loss. Counting Cardinals is a memoir written in free verse poetry, depicting the events that transpired over that stillest of all summers. Shipping is included in cost of book.

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The Shadow Monster (Book/CD package)
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A little girl encounters a shadow monster in the dark of night! This full color, 32 page children's picture book is the perfect combination of spooky and sweet. Comes with companion CD with music and narration by the author! Written by Terri Sigafus, Illustrated by Rebekah Sigafus and Tammy Fleetwood-Moody. Hardcover book w/CD. Shipping is included in cost of book.

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The Case of Beethoven's Bandit
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Led by their eccentric conductor,Madam Macaroni, the Maestros set off to the prestigious Dimsdee Conservatory of Music to search for a missing professor, solve a melodic mystery, and bust a Beethoven bandit. This is the first book in the Maestro Mystery Series. Middle grade/fiction. Written by Terri Sigafus, Illustrated by Tammy Fleetwood-Moody. Shipping is included in cost of book. (Perfect Bound, 128 pages)

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