I mentioned before that Rock Star would be available in mass market on April 7. I’m excited because the price, $6.99 puts it well within reach of those who are reluctant to pay $10.00 for a paperback, it’ll also be available at vendors like Wal-Mart who is the 800 pound gorilla of book retail. I’m hoping to find a larger audience, of course. Rock Star is my first and you know how you always feel about your first.
Anyway, I’ve been working on my next book Morning Star. It’s due late July and I’m finally getting enthused about it. I think I really burned out my circuits with the three books in two months thing, but I’m delighted to know I can really burn if I need to. I’ve got some upcoming fun stuff for both books, at least I think they’re fun. Of course, you guys will have the final say.
12 thoughts on “Rock Star Mass Market!”
Yay! I’ve been looking for some casual reading material to take my mind away from grad school. I can’t wait to pick this up and get to reading.
Great news! I’ve been dying to read Rock Star for a year now, but couldn’t find it.
Wonderful news! Don’t forget us little people when you’re on Oprah!
You know what, I was so busy “tsk-tsking” about Callie’s outfit on the cover that I failed to notice, until now, Brian’s clothing. What in Hades is he wearing?
It looks like one of those ‘fishnet’ shirts from the 1970s. I’m trying not to think about it. Just remember, authors have no control over covers.
Where are the black jeans?! Oh well, I still like it…dont judge a book by its cover. This cover made them look like teenagers!
It does make them look like teenagers. This cover looks Young Adult, and they’re so not that. And I asked the same question about the jeans.
Never worry…this is just an impression anyway; that is the power of reading-CREATING, DEVELOPING, SHAPING and one can always create their own IMAGE of the characters! I, for one, think alot about Bryan being a mix of Chris Cornell and Chad Kroger[Nickelback] with dark hair. BUT who was the ONE MAIN inspiration for Bryan?
Physically Bryan to me looks like Daniel Day Lewis circa Last of the Mohicans. He’s more or less a composite of some of my fave rockers, including Chris Cornell. His voice is my beloved Layne Staley and pretty much everything about the band is Alice in Chains, especially his singing voice. Thad is more or less John Frusciante of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and you’ll see more of that when I get around to writing Girl Band Supernova.
OMG…u r not kidding! The Last of the Mohicans is one of my fave movies of all time!! Really…and I thought that Dan Day Lewis was just the embodiment of all I would want in a man [character], not to mention how SUPER HOT he looked! OOOOH…and I love Alice in Chains; I have all their stuff. In fact when that was mentioned in the book, I deduced that much about his voice so I began playing the Dirt CD in the background to enhance the mood & atmosphere of the book. THANK YOU…THANK YOU…THANK YOU!
Dirt is one of the CDs I played while I wrote it. Funny thing is, Layne had died in April, and I started the book in December. We’d had a lot of losses that year. My father-in-law in February, then I had a miscarriage in June and lost my mother in September. So when I started the book I was really in a bad place emotionally and psychologically. Writing the book was quite cathartic for me. I think that’s one of the reason I love it so much. With any luck I’ll write lots of books, but Rock Star will always be my baby.
Funny enough my husband hasn’t read it. He swears it’s a love letter to Layne, and I guess in a way it is.
Roslyn, you are wonderful. You have a lovely heart and sharp mind…those are the essentails of a steele magnolia like yourself. Again, pleeeeazze, try to make it to AZ upon promoting, you’re a fine lady and an inspiration. BEST REGARDS-ALWAYS!