The Red Covered Bridge is a tribute to the special bond between a granddaughter and her grandfather. It is told from the point of view of the grownup granddaughter as she relates memories from her youth that had a positive impact on her later life. A red covered bridge figures prominently in the story and serves as both the location of many of the stories and a metaphor for the connection between generations. A thoughtful and heartwarming memoir for all ages.
Cory Pederson currently teaches K-12 music in the Jewell School District. Now teaching in his eighth year, Pederson has successfully created a competitive band program from the ground up. Pederson is also the co-founder and conductor of the Columbia River Symphony, now in his eighth year, as well as conductor of the North Oregon Coast Symphony, and the Little Ballet Theatre Orchestra, which performs with the Nutcracker production put forth every year in Astoria, Oregon. Pederson, who grew up in Vancouver, Washington, now resides in Astoria, Oregon with his wife and child.