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Ray Miner is a songwriter/singer and children’s book author ​who retired from public education after a 30-year career.  Growing up in Robinson, Illinois, music was always a part of his life.  His great uncles were musicians, in vaudeville and playing with such bands as Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, and army bands in Europe.  Eventually, his love of music and penchant for writing merged.  He has written and recorded a number of songs, many of which can be heard on YouTube, including several from his "Old Dog, New Tricks" CD.

Besides his own releases, he has written several Christmas songs recorded by Briana Kay on the "It's Christmas" CD and a single for the Easter season, "He is Risen," by Alyssa Digges.

Miner and his wife, Donna, have two daughters.  As their kids grew up, Ray often wrote poetry for them.  After two of the poems were published in Bunbury Magazine in the U.K., he decided to concentrate on turning his poetry into illustrated children's books.  My Wild Imagination and Bedtime are available through online booksellers.  He has also published an adult fiction story, "Lemonade," which is available on Amazon Kindle.

Out And About
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Children's book author Ray Miner is available for public readings at your school or daycare. Contact Ray for more information and availability at

Little Legends Learning Center - champaign, IL

March 9, 2022 @ 9:30am

I enjoyed reading to some of the students at Little Legends Learning Center. They enjoyed the pictures in the books and followed along with the story with excitement.

Smile Politely Blogs

smile politely blogs

 Smile Politely is an online magazine that covers the Champaign/Urbana area. 

My part is helping cover the music scene. Click on the links to read my blogs.

Photo Credits: Artists Facebook photos, Ray Miner, Serenity Stanton Orengo, Justine Bursoni

music library

Original Songs
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ray miner original songs

Listen to and request ray miner music on spotify and pandora

To purchase albums or songs click on the buttons below.

For more Ray Miner originals click on the button below.

Orginal Holiay Songs
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He Is Risen
Purchase sheet music at this link: 
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Original Christmas Songs
Purchase and download sheet music to Sweet Baby Child in a Manger, below.
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