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Our Song, THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY

This book started in my real life three years ago when I was chastised for taking my kids to a Papa Roach concert. We got to hang out backstage (they are from my hometown) and someone grabbed me saying I should be taking my boys to Disneyland not rock concerts. With Jacoby (Papa Roach’s lead singer) only a few feet away, I tried to defuse the situation saying this is our version of Disneyland and excuse myself from her presence. 

I grew up going to concerts with my mom. It’s still my favorite thing to do, and I love bringing my boys. I hate that rock music is looked down upon by some due to their loud beats or tattoo covered singers. I would much rather let my boys listen to the meaningful lyrics of rock music than the “popular” music out today. 

And that’s why the idea of this book was born.

Thank you to my boys, Mason and Leighton, for always rocking out with mom! And to Leighton, who was the inspiration for Cailin. He’s always making up lyrics to songs and singing them every second of the day. I’m his Sugarplum and he’s my Chestnut—nicknames he made up for us. Love you, Chestnut!

I published my first book, Unwritten, four years ago on September 15. The series was about a couple and their love of a little known band called Unwritten Law. It’s so fitting that here I am, four years later almost to the day, releasing a book that I based off of Unwritten Law’s song Cailin that’s about the love of the lead singer’s daughter. And yes, there was no doubt that I was going to name Adam’s daughter Cailin.

Synopsis

After a devastating accident crushed my dreams, I ended up back in my hometown teaching kindergarten. I was trying to make the best of it. That is, until the world I had to leave behind, showed up in my classroom in the form of a five-year-old little girl. Her father living the exact life I almost had.

Adam Jacobson is known as the bad boy of rock. While he and his band tour the world, they leave a trail of mayhem. What no one knows is behind the music is a caring, straightedge man with a secret — a daughter who the world is about to discover.

When they move to my small town, their secret is blown. He needs my help to keep her out of the media, and with each exchange we grow closer. Only problem is I need to stay away from the memories he ignites, and the temptations he brings my way.

Secrets I’ve kept and thoughts of that fatal night come crashing back into my life. I have to wonder if it was more than fate that brought his little girl into my classroom.


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