What I’m Listening To: Chris Cornell and Soundgarden

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May,2017

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Chris Cornell, the front man for Soundgarden and Audioslave and solo artist, died last night at the age of 52. Not much is known yet, but it looks like he’s committed suicide. He leaves behind a beautiful family…a wife and…

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…

Pictures from the Tupelo Book Signing

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Mar,2017

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I thought I’d share some pictures from the last book signing in January. Don’t forget:  I’ve got another one coming up at Books and Boards in Columbus, MS on March 24th from 3-7.      

Daughter: Medicine

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Nov,2016

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Another teaser music video that gives you a glimpse into the relationships of characters in the Day Zero series! Patrick is changing to someone Phoenix doesn’t know if she can be with when we meet up with them again in LIGHTNING….

Lord Huron: Love Like Ghosts

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Jul,2016

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I had this song suggested to me as a good song to go along with LIGHTNING: The Book of Luke and Gina. I love the moodiness and the feel! I can’t wait to share the book with you!  The quote…

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…

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…

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?