Saturday, February 08, 2014

What is Alecia Whitaker reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Alecia Whitaker, author of The Queen of Kentucky and the forthcoming Wildflower.

Her entry begins:
I don't get a whole lot of time to read these days. The schedule for the three-book series I'm working on now (called Wildflower) is brutal. But in between deadlines, I've managed to devour Matthew Quick's novel Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock and as usual when it comes to his writing, I loved it. Matthew Quick writes with such honesty and is gifted with the incredible talent of marrying deeply disturbing topics with reality and humor. I really love his work. He is one of my favorite authors of all time and he is so consistent.

Right now I'm reading...[read on]
About Wildflower, from the publisher:
The best songs come from broken hearts.

Sixteen-year-old Bird Barrett has grown up on the road, singing backup in her family's bluegrass band, and playing everywhere from Nashville, Tennessee to Nowhere, Oklahoma. One fateful night, Bird fills in for her dad by singing lead, and a scout in the audience offers her a spotlight all her own.

Soon Bird is caught up in a whirlwind of songwriting meetings, recording sessions, and music video shoots. Her first single hits the top twenty, and suddenly fans and paparazzi are around every corner. She's even caught the eye of her longtime crush, fellow roving musician Adam Dean. With Bird's star on the rise, though, tradition and ambition collide. Can Bird break out while staying true to her roots?

In a world of glamour and gold records, a young country music star finds her voice.
Learn more about the book and author at Alecia Whitaker's website.

Writers Read: Alecia Whitaker.

--Marshal Zeringue