I've mentioned before (and every month in my newsletter) that music inspires me and helps me write. I always get caught off guard by how amazing one line can be or how a songwriter can capture a myriad of feelings in just a few minutes. I mean, it takes me a whole book to do that!
In Story of Us, I introduce a character named Damon Sutter. He's a guitar playing singer who performs at On Dec thanks to Sophia finding him through Spotify. This character is just the tip of the iceberg for a story I hope to one day create. I want to write a story that encapsulates how powerful music and lyrics can be. Or at least, are to me. I feel like love songs are the ultimate romance story.
I'm going to be offering a little taste of Damon and Taylor-- a friend of Sophia, Megan (Let it Be Me), and Stella's (Never Expected You) in my April newsletter. It'll be like an extended epilogue to Story of Us, which is out March 18th. I'm so excited about this book, these characters, and I hope that I can make you guys feel the way so many songs make me feel. Above is a little excerpt from Taylor and Damon's very short story.