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…

Ray Sharp: Title Wave

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Aug,2015

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Hmmm…how could I use this one in my inspiration music for my book series? It feels like a frantic moment. What do you think?

Article About The Kids

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Aug,2015

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This is an oldie but goodie written by my sister while she was a columnist for The Daily Corinthian in Corinth, MS. It’s that time of year again where all of my friends on Facebook are sharing pictures of their…

Peter Gabriel: Red Rain

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Aug,2015

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This song is leading me to new places on Lightning: The Book of Luke and Gina and also the short story Captive: The Story of Reuben in the Hole. Peter Gabriel has such an amazing voice anyway.  Listen and read…