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
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.
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.
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.