Betty Hager

How could I have known that course in creative writing at the university night school in the San Fernando Valley was going to change my life? Back in the 1940's I had been thrilled to be accepted in writing classes under the well-known Hudson Strode. He was teaching classes there in the 1940's. To be accepted in his class was an honor.

But I spent most of the years after getting my degree in English working as a train hostess and an airline stewardess, later being a somewhat dutiful wife, and very soon the mother of three sons.

That night in California I read my writing submission in class; a Christmas script for a play where I was a new teacher. A lovely young lady approached me after class. She was Fred Bock's wife. Fred was president and owner of Fred Bock Music Company in the San Fernando Valley. Lois asked if she might take the script home for Fred to read. Well, the script on hand was worn and messy from being used by me as the director, and it was amateurishly scrawled, but I agreed. How pleased (and somewhat dumbfounded) I was when wonderfully talented Fred Bock wanted to write the music to my script. I had used public domain Christmas songs with my words.

That was the beginning of my career as a writer. Fred and I wrote eleven musicals together. I was honored to have such a talented man writing the music for my songs, and he was great at writing clever lyrics, too. These plays were performed in various denominations all over America. We found a few had been performed in Europe (Paris and Zurich). I love going to churches of many denominations to hear and see our musicals performed.

Meanwhile I had five  books published. Zondervan Publishers printed The Gift of the Dove (a cross-over); in 1994 they again published my works, a series of adventure books, Tales from the Bayou:

    Old Jake and the Pirate's Treasure
    Miss Tillie and the Haunted Mansion
    Marcie and the Shrimp Boat Adventure
    Marcie and the Monster of the Bayou

For any of you movie or TV producers out there, I have at least ten scripts for both children and adults. Okay, so I haven't sold one yet, but ya gotta believe me, I get options with pay, I get contracts, I get bona fide interest, and I have a few out there working on being produced. Yeah, I know. But, I can't, I won't, talk about successes until I get the check. A few are being considered. If you don't believe me, call my agent:

    Quillco
    Sandy Mackey, President
    3104 Cumberland Court
    Westlake Village, VA 91362
    (805) 495-8436

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Children's Musicals
 
Angels, Lambs, Caterpillars, And Butterflies / Hallelujah 148
 

 
Angels, Lambs, Caterpillars, And Butterflies / Hallelujah 148 - Singer's Edition (click title to purchase)
$12.95 (BG0901)

Composer: Fred Bock Author/Lyricist: Betty Hager 

Season: Easter   Difficulty: Easy

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Angels, Lambs, Ladybugs And Fireflies
 

 
Angels, Lambs, Ladybugs And Fireflies - Singer's Edition (click title to purchase)
$5.95 (BG0689)

Composer: Fred Bock Author/Lyricist: Betty Hager 

Season: Christmas   Released: 1979   Difficulty: Easy

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Angels, Lambs, Ladybugs And Fireflies
 

 
Angels, Lambs, Ladybugs And Fireflies - Director's Edition (click title to purchase)
$24.95 (BG0690)

Composer: Fred Bock Author/Lyricist: Betty Hager 

Season: Christmas   Difficulty: Easy

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Angels, Lambs, Ladybugs And Fireflies
 

 
Angels, Lambs, Ladybugs And Fireflies - Digital Production Kit (click title to purchase)
$69.95 (BG0690DPK)

Composer: Fred Bock Author/Lyricist: Betty Hager 

Season: Christmas   Released: 2008   Difficulty: Easy

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God With A Capital ''G''
 

 
God With A Capital ''G'' - Singer's Edition (click title to purchase)
$4.95 (BG0746)

Composer: Fred Bock Author/Lyricist: Betty Hager 

Season: General   Released: 1987   Difficulty: Easy

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God's Rainbow Promises Of Christmas
 

 
God's Rainbow Promises Of Christmas - Singer's Edition (click title to purchase)
$4.95 (BG0872)

Composer: Fred Bock Author/Lyricist: Betty Hager 

Season: Christmas   Released: 1989   Series: Christmas Musical   Difficulty: Easy

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O My Stars... It's Christmas!
 

 
O My Stars... It's Christmas! - Singer's Edition (click title to purchase)
$4.95 (BG0782)

Composer: Fred Bock Author/Lyricist: Betty Hager 

Season: Christmas   Released: 1985   Difficulty: Easy

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Super Gift From Heaven
 

 
Super Gift From Heaven - Singer's Edition (click title to purchase)
$4.95 (BG0709)

Composer: Fred Bock Author/Lyricist: Betty Hager 

Season: Christmas   Released: 1980   Difficulty: Easy

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The Greatest Christmas Card In The Whole Wide World
 

 
The Greatest Christmas Card In The Whole Wide World - Singer's Edition (click title to purchase)
$4.95 (BG0735)

Composer: Fred Bock Author/Lyricist: Betty Hager 

Season: Christmas   Released: 1983   Difficulty: Easy

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The Mall And The Night  Visitor
 

 
The Mall And The Night Visitor - Singer's Edition (click title to purchase)
$4.95 (BG0843)

Composer: Fred Bock Author/Lyricist: Betty Hager 

Season: Christmas   Released: 1988   Difficulty: Easy

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Three Wee Kings
 

 
Three Wee Kings  - Singer's Edition (click title to purchase)
$4.95 (BG0716)

Composer: Fred Bock Author/Lyricist: Betty Hager 

Season: Christmas   Released: 1983   Difficulty: Easy

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Children’s Choral [top]
 
This Little Light Of Mine
 

 
This Little Light Of Mine - 2 part (click title to purchase)
$1.60 (BG0422)

Composer: Traditional Arranger: Fred Bock Author/Lyricist: Betty Hager 

Season: General   Difficulty: Easy

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Choral [top]
 
Infant Holy, Infant  Lowly
 

 
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly - 2 part (click title to purchase)
$1.25 (BG2038)

Composer: Polish Carol Arranger: Anne Calire, Betty Hager and Fred Bock 

Season: Christmas   Difficulty: Medium

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