Dalton Delan
Acclaimed American tv producer Dalton Delan 
has just written his first children’s book,
a delight for anyone who is young at heart.
If you like Peter Pan or The Snowman,
you’ll love Christmas Rose...coming in 2012.

Hear the author read Christmas Rose 

Illustrations by Yolanda Prinsloo, 
an artist originally from Stellenbosch, South Africa, 
whose creations capture the wonder of 
Christmas Rose.  

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The UK’s most innovative acoustic duo

blackheart has teamed with acclaimed American author Dalton Delan to create a soundtrack to his magical new book,

Christmas Rose

There is magic in the air when a heartbroken girl meets a mysterious boy

on a dark seashore.


“Could have been a slip of concentration

I chose white instead of red”


“He walked right out of the water,

Through the mist across the sand.”


"The sun stopped by to wake the morning,

I looked up and he was gone."


Click here to hear original song:



Dalton Delan is a writer and notable public television executive whose credits include Executive Producer for the past thirteen years of the acclaimed PBS series In Performance at the White House, for which in the last season he brought Bob Dylan to perform at the White House for the first time and, as co-creator of the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song given by the Library of Congress, oversaw a star-studded salute to 2011 honoree Paul McCartney.

     As Executive Vice President and Chief Programming Officer of WETA in Washington, D.C., one of the top producing stations for the 350 PBS affiliates, Delan also oversees the most prestigious award in American humor, the annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize, as well as Washington Week (the nation's longest-running public affairs program) and the films of acclaimed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. Delan supervises the world's most popular travel adventure documentary series, the London-based Globe Trekker, which he helped launch two decades ago in a prior executive role at the Travel Channel.

      Before donning his hat in public television, Delan was founding Executive Vice President and Creative Director of the Sundance Channel, working directly with Robert Redford to bring the spirit of the Sundance Film Festival into America's homes. Before that, Delan had been a programming executive at Lifetime Television as well as at HBO (Home Box Office). He got his start in television at the heralded ABC News Closeup documentary unit, where an investigative report he instigated was termed in an editorial in The Wall Street Journal: "Quite simply the single best piece of television journalism we've ever witnessed." Delan is the recipient of countless television programming awards, including Emmy Awards, the Peabody Award and the Dupont Columbia Award.

     Television journalism, however, was not Delan’s first calling. He was previously a Writer/Editor for Time-Life Books, during which time he also presented a series of popular monthly literary evenings in the Washington, D.C. area, and edited and published an anthology based on these readings, Positively Prince Street. Delan graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University, where he won the Senior Thesis Prize in English, one of the rare times it was ever awarded for an original (unpublished) novel.  He is a named donor to Skidmore College of the works of Edna St. Vincent Millay, and has built one of the country’s largest private vintage paperback collections.

Hear the author read Christmas Rose


Delan and President Obama