A Melody for James currently has a 4.7 our of 5 star rating on Amazon and is a fan favorite. People love this complex story that blends corporate espionage and a country music star who is being terrifyingly stalked. James, one of my favorite male characters of all time, is a brilliant information technology expert, and Melody is a superstar in the country music circles. The two come together in a way just keeps the reader hanging on for dear life.
Category: 1. A Melody for James
Throwback Thursday – A Melody for James
A book that holds a special place in my heart is A Melody for James. This was the first book I ever wrote – and it surprised me! I woke up from a dream and started writing and six weeks later, I had a very rough draft of the book you see here today.
How a Country Song Changed My Life
In the early morning of January 1, 1999, I had a dream inspired by a Toby Keith song called “Dream Walkin'”. The song is about a man who had a one-night stand with a woman who he never saw again, but he dreams about her. I don’t know what made me dream about that song, but when I did, I developed an entire story around the song. I woke up at two in the morning and started writing it down. Six weeks later, I had the original version of A Melody for James.
First in Series is Free!
I pulled them all from free a couple of years ago and priced them, but never really saw a great return on that. After spending the last week at a novelist convention, I decided that having the first book in each series free is right for me and my readers, despite any kind of unlimited reading programs out there.
James’s Fresh Garlic French Bread
In A Melody for James James cooks Melody a home-cooked meal consisting of salad, bread, pasta with red sauce, and cheesecake. Here is that bread recipe.