My love of reading began in 5th grade, when I was required to check a book out from the school library. I chose The White Panther, by Theodore Waldeck. The story, about an orphaned albino panther, pulled me into a wonderful new world. From that point on I was hooked, and reading has been one of the great pleasures of my life.
The sense of wonder I felt from reading The White Panther still intrigues me today. When I decided to write my own novel, my goal was to capture that same feeling of immersion and adventure.
I live in Wisconsin with my wife, daughter and my wife's cat. I've been known to write songs, root for the Packers, and eat copious quantities of peanut butter.
The songwriting book you can finishing reading in one sitting! Short and to the point, the fundamentals of country songwriting are covered in an an easy-to-read style. The author (a songwriter and former host of the Hit Hackers Podcast) has analyzed hundreds of hit songs to distill what they have in common.