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The Texture of Glass
After years of open mics, Isabel Dillon takes the plunge at the mythical venue in Greenville, PA that her grandmother, songwriting legend Meladee Dillon, insists her career needs. After she's heckled there and then frightened by an incident following her next show, Isabel walks away from performing. Hiding in Pittsburgh with her grandparents, she debates whether she can deal with the loss of her music on top of the loss that's still killing her soul.
James Gilbert swore off music when an accident ended his ability to play. Captivated by a songwriter at the infamous run-down bar that used to be his regular hang-out, he spends weeks searching for her while battling an addiction that crept up on him years before. Running into her accidentally on Presque Isle feels like a sign, and he convinces her to keep going, offering help that could threaten his shaky recovery.
Despite family and friends warning them against it, James and Isabel cling to their fragile and fluid connection, until it builds to a fiery test.
The first book of the Songwriters & Cities series. (All EMK series books are stand-alone stories that can be read in any order. They are related by theme, art genre, and setting, with some minor character intermingling between books.)
The prequel to The Texture of Glass is a novella entitled A Melody in the Dark, featuring Isabel's grandparents. It was published as part of the Music of the Heart anthology from Fire Star Press, an imprint of Prairie Rose Publications. The anthology is no longer in print, but the novella will be released on its own.
Excerpts: Chapter 1 | More to come |
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