by Amanda K. Morgan
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: July 5th 2016
With the police hot on the case, they don’t have much time to figure out how to trust each other. But in order to take the lead, you have to be first in line…and that’s the quickest way to get stabbed in the back.
Music actually does play a part in my writing career. I think it’s very difficult to live in Nashville without music playing a part in your life in general. It’s everywhere you look. If you aren’t careful, you can start taking it all for granted. Living in Nashville can really spoil a person.
The first book that snagged me my first agent (that was never published) was actually about music, so in a way, music was the thing that took my writing career to the next level.
In addition, my former roommate is actually a talented country singer. Her name is Lexi Larsen (http://lexilarsen.com) and she does a fair amount of touring. She hasn’t read Secrets, Lies, and Scandals yet, but she did read my last novel After Hours prior to release and she even sang at my release party.
I think a lot of writers keep soundtracks in the back of their mind as they write, and sometimes I do that as well. I don’t like to listen to a lot of catchy music while I’m crafting something; I actually find it really distracting, so if I have music playing it either has to be really quiet, or it has to be coffee shop type music that can fade into the background so I don’t end up typing lyrics instead of my story. J
I’m sure there are a thousand other ways that music contributes to my writing that I’m not even considering right now, but the short answer is yes, absolutely. It’s so important! I just wish I could sing like most of the people in Nashville can, but I’m too scared to even karaoke!
Amanda headed up the Do The Write Thing for Nashville Project (with co-organizers/authors Victoria Schwab and Myra McEntire), which tapped some of the biggest authors, editors, and agents in the industry for an online auction that raised over $70,000 for Midsouth flood relief.