So, did everyone sleep well after the assaults on our ear drums last night? Ha ha. My neighborhood had plenty of fun with fireworks next door! They were setting them off like mad and wow were they loud! I should’ve hopped on the kit and joined them with a cymbal crash to join them each time!
This week’s post is different for me; it’s time to divulge why I took up the drum kit. First and foremost…I wanted to take up an instrument. Why not? Secondly, and this is author life crosses into her character world…my boy Billy…the drummer. I adore him. Completely. However, I realized I knew nada about music and drums and the whole world of rock music in general or bands…so as a researcher I dove into the learning of his instrument and fell in love with it myself. Art imitates life and inspires the author herself!
Now if only my adoration of Vince could inspire me to cook better….ah well.
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I”m changing gears completely and going to a beloved co-authored work and a series of Upstaged. Written by myself and Cheryl Headford (Nephy to some) in 2012! Over the course of two years we wrote 12 books together! It was the most insane, wonderful time of my writing life! We hope you love the result. The first four books are published and up for sale at Extasy Press and on Amazon. Here is book #1. Upstaged: Opening Act
Wannabe singer and band front man Erik Von Nordgren hates snarky brit Asher Berkley with a passion. From the moment he turns up at practice with his twin sister Daisy, who is one of the band the two have hated each other.
Through a series of ‘tit for tat’ incidents they annoy, frustrate and exasperated each other. The die hard goth with purple eyes and the hard core rocker with dreams of the big time have nothing in common and no need to cross paths. Except to wind each other up.
Until the day that Erik throws Asher in the school pool, when everything begins to change. Erik is so far in closet he’s in Narnia and Asher has a dark past and trust issues that stand in the way of any relationship, let alone one with the brash American who hurts him every time they try to get together.
A relationship doomed from the start, or so you’d think.
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The April weather was perfect. A beautiful Saturday afternoon, with white clouds streaked across a pale-blue sky, washed clean by the spring showers of the night before. Erik Von Nordgren paused to take a deep breath, fresh with ozone, before heading toward his parents’ three-car garage. Since the weather had improved, his band had been consigned to the garage on the basis that now they wouldn’t freeze there was no reason for his parents to suffer the falling plaster in the basement when the band could be as loud as they wanted outside.
Erik was proud of his home. The house itself was two stories high and freshly sided. The quiet cul-de-sac made it the ideal location for their practice. That was one thing about living in the St. Louis ‘burbs. There were plenty of spots with woods in the back where only the random squirrel could bother them.