author of The Dead Groupies
I was a chatty child in elementary school, and my 2nd grade teacher at Stewart Elementary Mrs. Hudson tried everything to keep me quiet. One day, she asked me to sit in a desk the hallway. She presented me with a stack of papers, and on each paper was an outline of an animal. The interior of the animal was filled with words like spot,curve, promise, heavy, sink, bow, tear, rattle, etc. Her instructions were simple: write a story or song outside of the animal using these words. I accepted the challenge, and thirty years later, I still see words inside of animals.
Some of the events in The Dead Groupies are deeply personal and are inspired from real-life events. However, most of the stories and people are complete fabrications.