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Local author pens children’s books about popular musicians

Local author pens children’s books about popular musicians

A South Carlsbad father has taken his love for music and writing and combined the two to tell the stories of rock ’n’ roll and blues legends.

Michael Mahin, who studied American literature at Clairemont Graduate University and grew up playing various instruments, said he originally pursued lecturing but decided a few years ago he wanted to tap into his creativity more.

The father of two young children, who is a freelance writer, decided to start writing children’s books.

“It’s one thing to talk about writing, and another thing to do it,” he said. “I got to the point where I wanted to try doing it myself.”

Mahin, 42, is expected to release a children’s book about...

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