Little Satchmo

To the world, Louis Armstrong is a symbol of musical genius, unparalleled success and unassailable character. To Sharon Preston Folta, he was, simply, Dad. Folta is the product of a long affair between the married musician, and the vaudeville dancer Lucille Preston. Little Satchmo is an extraordinary tale of identity, loss, and one daughter’s ultimate search for truth—and her father’s love. More

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About Sharon Folta

Sharon Preston-Folta was born in Harlem, NY but moved to Mt. Vernon, NY at age 7 where she lived until she was 26 years old. Sharon spent a twenty-plus-year career in advertising sales and marketing, predominantly as an account executive in radio, working with such companies as Fairchild Publications and WLNY TV in Long Island, and ABC/Disney and CBS Radio in New York City. She is currently Marketing Media Planner and Personal Chef. In addition to her BA from Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, Sharon’s love of cooking led her to attend the Institute of Culinary Education nights and weekends, where she earned two professional degrees, Culinary in 1999 and Culinary Management in 2005. She currently resides in Sarasota, Florida with her husband, Howard, a musician. Her mother, Lucille Preston, also lives in Sarasota. Sharon has a son, two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter! This memoir is Sharon’s first and only book.

Number 1 New York Times bestselling author Denene Millner has written 19 books, including “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man,” which she co-authored with Steve Harvey. “Act Like A Lady...” debuted No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller's list and was named by Nielsen the top selling nonfiction book of 2009. She also co-authored Harvey's new book, “Straight Talk, No Chaser,” which hit bookstores in December 2010. She penned the novelization of the Academy Award-winning movie, "Dreamgirls," and the three-book teen series, “Hotlanta”. Millner also wrote, “Never Make the Same Mistake Twice” for the Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes, and served as an editorial consultant for Holly Robinson Peete's new children's book, “My Brother Charlie.”

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