"The Botleys of Beaumont County" is available on Blurb! My first novel's genre is literary fiction.
When the Beatles appeared on the scene, I was one of many who grew their hair longer and tried to play the guitar. The hair was easy, but I could only push my parents too far. As for the guitar, that was to to be. I wrote a poem in Accents about that.
So what to do when I gave up trying to play the guitar and realized I was not cut out to be a vocalist? I listened, as did millions, but I tried to write lyrics, memorizing a lot along the way.
Seven Bridges Road I first heard on Ian Matthews;' cover version. The Eagles made it famous, and it has been covered many, many times since. Steve Young wrote it and appeared near me a few years back. Sadly, I was unable to go. I admire singer/songwriters.
In my book, Slerd and Jessica (Main Characters) attend a Steve Young concert and hear this song. Jessica even plays it in her classroom while students read. That concert and its aftermath play a significant role in the plot. Slerd and Jessica enjoy music. She sings, he writes poetry.
There's more about it in the book, of course!