Saturday, September 2, 2017

I Mention Your Hit Song in My Book

A year ago at this time, I was working hard at putting a bow on Wise Turned Foolish.  It had been a year and half of an emotional roller coaster, between the depth of the book and a personal health issue I had at the time.  

For those of you who have yet to read it, I will by no means give away the story in this post. But I will say I mention many classic rock songs by such legends as the Beatles, Van Halen, Foreigner

...and Ratt.

Yes, you guessed it:  "Round & Round."

To have this feature in my books allowed me to enjoy marketing it. I joined all of the Facebook group pages for rock music, especially those that honor a certain band, and included an Amazon link to this hot-off-the-press book. Though I knew I'd reach some fans, I never thought I would meet the founding member of one of the above-mentioned bands.  

This past Thursday, I had a chance to meet and hang out backstage with Stephen Pearcy, the lead singer of Ratt, now of the band that bears his name.  Once I noticed it was he, I stepped away for a few minutes to autograph the part of the book where the title of his biggest hit is in print in my book. 

It dawned on me that though I had given copies of The Long Road Around the Corner of Hope and Crawling to the Light to Michael Sweet, George Lynch, and Sean McNabb, I hadn't given it to one whose title of his biggest hit is in it.

Let me tell you what:  Stephen was so touched by it.  He went on to say he is an avid reader and would support me.  As I'm writing this, I find it so surreal I had an opportunity to personally deliver a copy of this book of mine to someone whom I started a "relationship" with via the airwaves back in 1984, only for me to write a book to let myself know how important that song was as part of an anthology of a soundtrack in my personal development.

In a few weeks, there will another rock star I hope I have the chance to meet.  And I will give him a copy of this book.  Who will it be?  For me to know, and for you to find out.  Please stay tuned.