Analynn's start in musicals was as a child in HMS Pinafore. In her teens, she was featured in various stage productions such as The King and I, and Gowans/Larrson’s Glory. As leading lady, Analynn welcomed the opportunity to be Annie Oakley in the 1999 Broadway revival version of Annie Get Your Gun, and particularly enjoyed working with her own children in David Clydesdale’s A Time for Christmas. While at university, Analynn took pleasure in singing opera, doing recitals, and appearing as a guest soloist throughout North America, including with the Los Angeles Vocal Jazz Ensemble, university concert choirs and chamber singers.
10-year old Luke and Lauren, and their cousins Liam and Makenna, are expecting a wonderful Christmas at their grandparent’s ranch in Canada, but things go awry on Christmas Day. Stolen presents, secret messages from a mysterious stranger, and the news that Santa Claus has been kidnapped puts a glitch into everyone’s holiday plans. The mystery unfolds as Christmas is finally restored in Luke’s account of the kidnapped Santa. | Recommended for ages 4-10 and those where English is a second language (ESL) | Story set in Canada by a Canadian author!
Adventure abounds when determination rules the hearts of lasses and lads in the mythical kingdom of the Mountains and the Valleys! A legend, a Curse, and a medieval castle set the backdrop for these inspiring novels that will capture your hearts! Book III coming soon!
Available in eBook and print | Study Guide | Readability level: Easy to Moderate | Recommended reading for ages 8+ | Grades 4 - 9 | ESL friendly |
... "Welcome to hell!” A visible shudder ripples through my aunt’s shoulders… The train of passengers, privileged and otherwise, trudges in the rain through a corridor of guards with machine guns… Four footsteps. I sense a presence next to me… the smell of onions and garlic… the bureau drawer sliding open… a gentle touch on my shoulder slipping down my arm… cold fingers placing something soft into my hands… It’s when she mounts the rostrum that I see her four-inch stilettos, daggers to be sure, transporting her naked, unshaven legs... Read more Inspired by a true story | Suitable for adults |
The MUD collection featuring 10 original songs by Analynn as well as the talents of Marvin the Moose, was first released in 1984, with its digital version in 2002. The album was initially created as a music teaching tool for teachers and parents, its illustrated songbook filled with listening and art activities. The 2018 LyricsVideos feature beautiful art and photographs. MUD is available on YouTube. | Recommended for ages 1-7 | Music composed especially for early listeners | Created in Canada by a Canadian composer | - Analynn is a registered SOCAN artist |
On a more serious note check out these short stories ...
Friendship, bearnapping, stowaways, Teddy and Kiboko embark on an unusual journey that takes them from China to Canada. TEDDY MEETS KIBOKO is written especially for ESL and early readers. Click video for snippets from this novelette. Available in eBook and print formats.
Analynn authors novels and short stories for both adults and children alike, with a particular interest in promoting literacy. Her ESL novel, Mystery of the Singing Ghost with its Study Guide was first featured online and internationally praised by educational organizations. Other works include: Root For Reading, a sixty-three volume levelled series for early readers; youth novelsRush of the Raven's Wings and Mystery of the Tractor Ghost; a musical entitled, Country Christmas; an early reader novelette entitled, Kidnapped Santa; Teddy Meets Kiboko, an audio book complete with original soundtrack; ten poems in Analynn's Living Skies collection; and numerous articles and non-fiction works.
Perfect gifts for early readers!
Musical favourites that blend the ancient sounds of harp, voice, and flute with the modern tones of bari saxophone and bass guitar.
Arrow & The Song | Nobody Knows |
Beloved Ireland (medley)
Too-Ra-Loo, Danny Boy)
Child So Dear | Moscow Nights
Kumbaya | Alleluia / Irish Blessing
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This Guided Relaxation Video is for people of all ages seeking relaxation and repose. Teachers, university students, teens, children, sports enthusiasts, and those receiving chemo treatments find the guided relaxation to be of great help, whether to calm a noisy classroom, prompt creativity, or prepare for athletic competition. May you find beauty, joy, and peace as you enjoy this video made especially for you during these uncertain times with Covid-19 isolation.
Teens Gia and Alex Cooper set out to uncover sinister mysteries surrounding their home on the Canadian Prairies. Risky circumstances, strange characters, wild beasts, and a real ghost house culminate in adventures of a lifetime for the Coopers. Each book includes a Study Guide | Recommended for Grades 3-7 | Ages 8-12 | English as a Second Language students | Available in Print and Full colour, interactive eBooks | MYSTERY OF THE SINGING GHOST Bk 1 | MYSTERY OF THE TRACTOR GHOST Bk 2 | MYSTERY OF THE THREE SISTERS Bk 3 | MYSTERY OF THE LOST CELL PHONE Bk 4 |
ANALYNN RILEY began performing as a vocalist and pianist at eight years of age. Analynn has been a guest singer with the Los Angeles Vocal Jazz Ensemble, and a featured soloist with university touring ensembles before returning to Canada to begin her career as a professional singer and harpist. Dr. Riley has starred in various stage productions, released five recordings, worked as a musician and actress in television and film, and has sung before international dignitaries and heads of state. Her recordings have been heard around the globe, with live performances in British West Indies, Central Asia, China, and North America. Analynn’s music engages audiences of all ages with her captivating voice and harp. Her style includes a variety of musical genres from Broadway to Jazz and her own compositions ranging from classical to folk. Analynn Riley enjoys introducing young listeners to the harp through school concerts, and working with singers of all ages. Analynn holds a doctorate degree in the Arts.
Tragedy turns to triumph in this heartwarming narrative about a young girl named Sophia whose lackluster life is further encumbered by hatred and chaos. RUSH OF THE RAVEN’S WINGS is a short story written especially for readers aged 11–17, and for those where English is their second language. Sensitive subject matter
English | Fairly easy to read | Reading Level: Grades 6-10, Adult, ESL | Includes educational resources | Colourful illustrations | Interactive |
Mud | Birds | Fish | Turtles | Cats | Gerbils and Hamsters | Sing a Song |
Giants of the Sea | Let Eagles Fly | In the Springtime