Book by FD

A Door to New Worlds

Hey There!

You may have noticed a book I published on Amazon titled A Door to Old Worlds. Well, I also have a book on Amazon Kindle titled A Door to New Worlds. In fact, the New Worlds came before the Old Worlds.

Who knows how this all happened.  It just did, and there‚Äôs no explaining it or understanding it.  ELLIE and CHRIS SWENSON were chosen to make a fantastic journey into the American musical past, a journey that changed their lives forever.

Their experience, though, began with their great-great grandfather and his twin sister, chosen to make the same fantastic journey almost a century earlier, which leads one to wonder why these four individuals were chosen.  Eleanor and Christian were gifted and brilliant students of music.  Likewise, their great-great grandchildren, Ellie and Chris both showed early signs of extreme musical talent and interest. Come to find out, all serious musicians make the same journey, a fact no one knows except those who have experienced it.

Go to Amazon Kindle and read my first book, A Door to New Worlds. You will not only be dazzled with an interesting story, you my also learn some important musically historic information about our country’s musical past that happens to be intertwined with its future .

You will be especially delighted if you are a Czech enthusiast since the central character is one of the greatest of Czech composers, Antonin Dvorak. You will find the answer to these questions:

*Why did Dvorak come to America?

*Why was his presence in America significant for the world of music?

*Why did he and his family spend a whole summer in Iowa?

*Why did he want to visit Minnesota?

*Why did Ellie and Chris go with him to New York city?

Read the book and come back and answer the above queries.

Bye for now!

FD Sutherland


A Door To Old Worlds: F.D. Has Done It Again

Hi there.

Yes, F.D. Sutherland has a new book coming out in August 2019. However, you may not have read his first book A Door To New Worlds, published on Amazon Kindle in March 2017. Both books are historical fictions for middle age to adult readers about modern day school students meeting great musicians from the past.

Book 1, A Door To New Worlds is about students from 21st century Minnesota meeting the great Czech composer Antonin Dvorak at an 1893 setting of Minnehaha Falls in Minneapolis, and then traveling with him by train all the way to New York city, again based on the real facts, to experience one of the most important historical events in the world of music.

Book 2, A Door To Old Worlds, similarly explores mid-19th century Europe where modern day students from the United States meet one of the most significant composer of the Romantic Period of music history.

All the books in this series are and will be designed to teach real historical facts in a real life story with a bit of fantasy thrown in. F.D. Sutherland spends much time researching and getting his facts straight so that children and adults who read these books can know that they are reading real, historical musical life.

See below for a link to Book 1, and please don’t forget to let us know what you thought.

A Real Life Story with Real Historical Facts and a Bit of Fantasy Thrown In

Check back later.

Bye for now.


Hey, We’re Back

Hey, there! Long time no see. That’s our fault not yours, but here we are again, just like we said we would.

What’s happened since the last blog? You first. …

OH, guess that’s putting you on the spot. We’ll go first.

The reason we’ve been gone so long is that we’ve been trying to get our second book out.

What? You didn’t know we had a first one? Well check it out on the link down below. It’s called A Door to New Worlds by our protege, F.D. Sutherland. He’s a bit weird, but he means well.

He wrote this book about some school kids–You did know he is a public school music teacher, right? Well, anyway, kids from Minnesota get to go on this fantastic journey to meet a great composer from the olden days

Which composer, you ask? He is one of the great European composers that also has a Midwest United States connection, Antonin Dvorak (pronounced Divor-zhahk). Dvorak spent the Summer of 1893 in Spillville, Iowa (read the book to find out why) and made a trip to Minnesota for one main reason–to visit Minnehaha Falls which he did on September 4, 1893. That’s where our Minnesota school children, Ellie and Chris Swensen, meet up with him. Again, read the book for the rest of the details. Just click the link below and it will come up.

What? You want to know about the second book? Stay tuned! It’s coming.

Anyway, welcome back and here’s looking to more and more good stuff to come!

Bye for now.