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.
This took my breath away.
The very talented Tina Kleuker made a book trailer for
The Law of Moses!
She did a stunning job. I don't even know what to say. I hope it compels a few more people to read the book.
Thank you, Tina.