What I’m Listening To: Sufjan Stevens’ Carrie & Lowell

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May,2017

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I was first introduced to Sufjan Stevens’ music by my friend, Todd Gurley. I’ve been a fan of MANY musicians he’s shared with me and I’ve learned to always give my attention to what he thinks I’ll like. He gave…

What I’m Watching: 13 Reasons Why

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Apr,2017

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“You can’t stop the future. You can’t rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret… is to press play. Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his…

Diary of a Mad Writer

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Apr,2017

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I don’t know about you, but when I’ve got a story in my head, it follows me everywhere. No matter where I go. I’m at a restaurant:  I see potential “looks” for the characters. I’m listening in to conversations to…

The Concert Experience of a Lifetime…The Joy Formidable

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Apr,2016

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Nashville, TN, The Mercy Lounge, April 8th After an incredible set, The Joy Formidable came out for an encore and, at the end, Ritzy Bryan pulls off her guitar and puts it around my neck. My fingers slipped on the pick at…

A bit of fun writing…. Aunt Tilley

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Feb,2016

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I was out of town this weekend and, for some strange reason, I get really inspired while riding in a car. This little snatch of a story came to me while riding back from our Valentine’s dinner. I don’t know…

I’m Beginning a Newsletter!

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Jan,2016

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I’ve got enough followers now that I am going to create a newsletter. It’ll have exclusive content that only subscribers can see…including story secrets and such (shhhhh).  If you’re interested in receiving little stories, bonus content, news, and deals, just…

Rush: Driven

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Oct,2015

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I’ve just completed the short story, CAPTIVE: The Story of Reuben in the Hole. In it, he references this song. I’m a huge Rush fan, if you haven’t gathered that already. I love that there is always something by them…

Keaton Henson: Lying to You

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Sep,2015

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I post a lot of songs that have to do with the dysfunctional relationship between Patrick and Phoenix.  Aaaaanndd….here’s another one!  I’m currently writing on the new book and examining what is drawing them together and what is pushing them…

Foo Fighters: Still

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Sep,2015

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This song is great all on its own. I’ve read that the lyrics are about a childhood friend of Dave Grohl’s who committed suicide. In the world of Day Zero, this song defines the relationship between Patrick and Phoenix.  It’s…

“Fall”-ing into Another Season

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Aug,2015

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I don’t know about you, but this time of year always gives me butterflies. I’m not sure if I connect the change from Summer to Fall to some particular memory or if I’m just in love with the whole process…