Monday, May 30, 2016
For many years, before I was published, I related not so much to other authors, but to musicians. Indie singer/songwriters just left of center. Not commercial enough to be commercial. The most influential for me was Aimee Mann, whose lyrics and voice I've long admired. My new novel, about halfway finished, is set in July in Nantucket, a tragic summer for one family, and the anniversary of another event that changed one of their lives long ago. The song "Fourth of July" by Aimee Mann has been something of a lighthouse for me on this book. Or a dark house, as the case may be. Long live the independent voices.