Multnomah county library

yay! Three of my published books are in the library!

When Buildings Speak

Musical Tales

The Case of the Flying Note

Am working on getting the second two into Powells Books. Amoffering to do a book event.  Will let you know when, where and what!


Gifts: Books for Christmas


In Portland, Oregon, you can get Christmas gift books for children, teens or adults here:

Artist Jane Russell hosts a Christmas shop every year where artists sell creative gifts.  My books will be there.

Camp Cactus in Northeast Portland
OPEN: Friday, December 2nd 6-9 pm
Saturday & Sunday, December 3rd & 4th
10 am – 6 pm

or contact Alice Cotton
or go to the store at
web/blog site:

book samples at (click on the book you want to see in the top menu and scroll down).

Also available are character trading cards for young readers and
POSTERS of the pages from Wrong Notes and Leaps of Imagination
see Inspiring Quote books in the menu at


Alice Cotton’s books have been embraced by grandparents at the Senior Studies Institute (Portland Community College) in Oregon. It is a challenge for grandparents to find gifts for their grandchildren and Musical Tales and The Case of the Flying Note have become popular in this quest.

Wonderful Event with OMTA

President, Sherry Todd, led a fantastic meeting with a powerpoint presentation on composer, Amy Beach.  Amy was an incredible American composer that we should all know about. Look her up, listen to her fascinating music. She was amazing!
Then, my teaching friend and co collaborator, Mary Kogen, came to help share our books and posters with OMTA members.  Such fun! I truly hope I will see these people again.  It was a wonderful day.  Thanks to everyone who was there!!!

OMTA conference start

 9/9/2016 Book Event at OMTA

The Oregon Music Teacher’s Association has invited Alice Cotton to be a guest for the upcoming meeting led by OMTA president, Sherry Todd.  Also attending: Mary Kogen, teacher extraordinaire and co-author with Alice for the books Wrong Notes and Leaps of Imagination. This is a worthwhile networking opportunity for Alice and Mary where they will meet other Oregon music teachers.