Living with a chronic illness for 15 years, Sniderman, also known as Aoede, creates, records, and shares her original musicals, art, music, and stories to express, foster healing, elevate, empower and advocate for those with chronic illnesses and disabilities to improve their mental health and wellness, grieve and thrive.
"Chronic illness challenges us in so many ways, but need not define who we are and what we have to offer. Sniderman is an inspiration. Her memoir provides an honest window into the power of the human spirit through real life examples and wisdom to imagine what is possible".
“Much like her experience in the MRI scanner, Sniderman treats every “pulse” she hears and feels in her life as if it were music—understanding that the artistic beauty of life’s journey is its individuality and desperate plea to ignore the confinement of having an itinerary.“
"A personal and poignant meditation on healing and hope. Sniderman's brilliant account will surely enlarge empathy, so that more can understand what it means to live with and triumph over struggles."
"Sniderman's ability to overcome impossible obstacles are nothing short of miraculous. Her positive outlook on life and remarkable passion for the arts has truly helped in her recovery. I highly recommend reading A Light in the Darkness. You will find it to be a transformative experience."
“In this honest and inspiring account of perseverance and triumph, the author Lisa Sniderman shares her honest insights and encouraging life lessons that you can use to manage the impact of your chronic illness, reignite your lost inspirations and still follow your dreams.”
"As a former psychological counselor, poet, and mother of child with Juvenile Myositis I am thrilled by Lisa’s book. Her story of both living with a chronic illness and finding ways to harness and express her talents to encourage and inspire others, is a gift. I know many kids and adults will not only resonate with her story but will be uplifted by it and will find ways to let “their lights shine” too. This is an important and necessary story, not just for people with Dermatomyositis, but for anyone who struggles with, or loves someone with a chronic illness."
"Lisa shares her journey with honesty and grace. The heartfelt ideas and suggestions she offers are useful, inspiring and uplifting—for people dealing with chronic illness or any other life challenge."
"Caring for a son with Juvenile dermatomyositis, I was overcome with the truth and rawness (and tears) of Sniderman's moving story. Her words are uplifting, compelling, engaging, and illuminating for anyone living with chronic illness and for those who love them."
“Sniderman’s inspirational tale serves to reminds us of what is possible no matter what we are going through in our own lives. Music and art are often powerful healers that provide the hope medicine needed to keep us moving forward each day.”
"Sniderman shares valuable wisdom in her open and honest account about overcoming the adversity of living with a chronic illness. A truly inspirational story of the healing power of music and creativity and finding your true purpose."
Click an album cover below to be transported to the magical Kingdom of Wonderhaven! Follow Aoede the Muse’s magical, musical adventures searching for love (Is Love A Fairy Tale? (2012)), haunted by a bad dream (What Are Dreams Made Of? (2013)), and discovering the meaning of magic (Do You Believe In Magic? (2015)). Each audiobook is a full-length musical-combining colorful characters, compelling story, infectious songs, danceable duets, narration, sound effects, and full musical score! Intended for young adults and kids at heart who resonate with the fantasy genre!