Mercer Island Patch
May 14, 2012
"A few years after Mercer Island’s Miriam Wenger-Landis’ career as a professional ballerina came to an end she looked back on what had been an intense, complex experience and decided that it would make for an interesting story, one that could enlighten and inspire young readers and aspiring dancers."
NW Book Lovers
May 17, 2012
"The Mercer Island Patch featured a nice profile about Landis this week, covering her interesting career, from professional ballerina with the Miami City Ballet to pre-med student, then novelist, ballet teacher and bookseller (next up: mom; Landis is pregnant with twins and due in September)."
The Salt Lake Tribune
January 28, 2011
"When I was growing up, I read every ballet book I could, but there wasn't anything that described what I would eventually experience. There are a lot of biographies, autobiographies and history books, but there is very little in the way of fiction. I wrote the book that I wish had been there for me to read as I went through the tough times of becoming a professional dancer."
October 19, 2010
"One of my favorite memories was my very first performance with Miami City Ballet. We were dancing Western Symphony at the Olympics in Atlanta. I remember standing in the wings and watching all the dancers creating the ballet together, and there was just this incredible feeling of teamwork and love for what we were doing. I could see every person pushing themselves, concentrating, and striving for something larger than we could have done alone. The energy was just incredible.
I was so excited to be a part of it."