While writing The Song of David, I kept playing around with a melody, just a little piece of a tune that kept coming back to me. I used to write songs before I wrote novels---I released a gospel CD in 2007---and music and words have always gone hand in hand for me. I finally got up from my desk and went to the piano and plunked it out. When my son came home from work, I played it for him and asked him what he thought. He is a talented singer/songwriter now working on his second album, and he is pretty picky about what he will and won't do. I'm a little bit country and he's a little bit . . . no, not Rock n' Roll, but definitely alternative. Very indie. But he loved the tune, if not the words. We fought back and forth over it. He had his words, I had mine, but we agreed on the melody. Finally, with a lot of give and take and singing and arguing, we found the right lyrics for this haunting melody. It perfectly complements the book. When I hear it, all the emotion of so many scenes in this story rise to the surface. I hope you feel it too. You can purchase the official Song of David single on iTunes and Spotify.
From Monday June 8th until Thursday June 11th, Totally Booked, Vilma's Book Blog, Natasha Is A Book Junkie and Aestas Book Blog each featured their own exclusive teaser trailer for The Song of David. Each one is different, each one is special, and they are glimpses (no spoilers) into the book.
Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to watch all four official teaser trailers and the official music video!
Interview by Cristal Hummingbird from Three Little Birds Book Blog
H: Tell us a little about yourself: Who are you? Where are you from? What do you like? What do you do?
AH: I’m just a wife and a mom. My coolest claim to fame is that I know Gladys Knight and sang in her choir for seven years. She’s a fantastic lady and an amazing inspiration. I write, I take care of my kids, I love to do research and I adore a good love story. I love food and books and music, not necessarily in that order. I grew up in Utah, lived in Las Vegas for ten years and moved back to Utah four years ago.
H: When did you start writing? Why?
AH: I’ve always been a writer. Poetry, song lyrics, essays. But I didn’t start writing in earnest until about eight years ago. I started publishing because I was desperate. We were seriously broke, I had a new baby, my oldest was in and out of the hospital, and my husband was working in another state. Things had to change, and I jumped in with both feet and published a book I’d written years before. (Running Barefoot)
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