Contest Alert! I need your help. If you are a poet or song writer, would you like your work to be featured in my novel? Trent Harrell is a song writer and the main character in Trent’s Melody.
Brief synopsis: Trent is a down-on-his-luck singer/song writer. His band almost made it but lost it all when their band mate overdosed. Trent blames himself for his friend’s death. They were both in love with the same woman. He walked away from Melodie, the band and the promise of his music career.
The author of the song or poem that best fits the story will win a $25 gift card and will be named in the book credits and I will also add in their links.
Send your submissions to the link below with your name and email address. Finalists will be chosen April 24th, 2022.
Not a poet but still want to help me with Trent’s Melody? How are you at naming TV shows? Trent and his brother, Cole are competing in a reality renovation show competition against the all-female construction crew 3Ms of Melodie, Maddie and Morgan, in a men versus women renovation of Main Street, Leeward. They will each have to renovate two stores to help bring good publicity to the town after all the bad news.
$5 gift card, named in book credits and if applicable, a link in my book matter.
To submit your show name, just click on the link below, don’t forget your name and email. Finalists will be chosen April 10th. You can submit as many times as you like but only one title per submission.
like to welcome K G Fletcher, “The Singing Author” to Creekside Café. Wow, when
I was doing my research for our interview and I came across this moniker, I
thought, I need to know more about this. So welcome to my virtual café, and why
are you called the singing author?
KG –I am a professional singer/actor as well as a romance
author. I was a singer/songwriter in Nashville. I am currently a back-up singer
in a national tour.
Sherri: A popular contemporary trope is of
the singer/songwriter romance, do you have a novel using this trope?
KG: Of course! Many of my stories
incorporate music, singers, band-life. A couple of examples:
CLAY (book one in my Southern Promises Series/contemporary romance) – the story
of a Nashville songwriter and reuniting with his high school crush at their
high school reunion.
SONG – (romantic suspense) the story of two touring musicians.
NEARNESS OF YOU – (contemporary romance) the story of a lounge singer and a
famous British super-model.
Sherri: Are you traditionally or indie
published? What are a few things you have learned on your journey to being a
KG: My first 3 books are with a traditional publisher. I
learned a TON through that experience, which carried over into my self-published
books. Being an indie-author is hard work and not for the faint of heart. It’s
totally do-able if you surround yourself with a great team. My readers are
amazing, and I have loved getting to know other authors in this amazing
community. Author support is HUGE in the
Sherri: How many books have you published?
What genre? Tell us a little about them.
KG – My eighth book comes out today, October 21. I am a
hybrid-author (3 books with a traditional publisher and the other 5
self-published) I write contemporary romance and romantic suspense. My readers
say my books are “sweet & spicy” – they are for ages 18+
Sherri: Reader Glitz describes your books as
“K.G. Fletcher writes contemporary romance as it should be: Sexy, Steamy,
Heartwarming, Story-driven….” That’s pretty awesome praise. So, what comes
first, story or character? Are you a plotter or pantser?
KG: I am a pantster – I write by the seat of my pants!
Usually the characters come first. I have a BFA in musical theatre, and
characterization as an actor was always huge for me. That definitely carried
over into my writing career. My characters have been known to keep me up at
night, crafting the story, LOL.
Sherri: I’m fairly new to publishing, though
I’ve been writing most of my life. I wanted to be a romance author and really
hoped to be traditionally published. I realize now, part of my problem is I’m
not exactly a romance writer. I have a strong romance and a happy ending, but
it doesn’t drive the story. How do you drive a contemporary story with romance
being the main vehicle?
KG: There is definitely more than romance that drives my
stories; although I am intentional about the romance factor. I love building
the relationships and setting for my characters – the conflict and resolution.
I adore second chance themes and giving my readers their anticipated
“happily-ever-after” but I definitely throw them a few curve balls along the
way to keep them guessing. I want my readers to swoon and walk away feeling
satisfied and happy for my characters.
Sherri: You’re a Georgia Girl now, were you
born and raised in Georgia?
KG: My family moved to Atlanta the summer before my
senior year of high school from Kansas City. I consider myself a Georgia Girl
now because I have lived here longer than anywhere else. Most of my stories
take place in the South.
Sherri: You are a member of Romance Writers
of America and Georgia Romance Writers, how has being a part of these groups
helped your career?
KG: I met my critique partner at my very first GRW
meeting. She is one of my best friends now, and essential in my writing
process. We go on writer’s retreats together, brain storm and throw ideas off
each other. The GRW group is wonderful – the annual conference, a time of
learning and fun with other writers struggling with the same things. I was
recently a conference speaker, sharing how music can enhance a writer’s
experience and their stories. I think it’s important to keep learning your
craft and being around like-minded people who can help you along the way. I
definitely encourage other writers to find their tribe. One of my books
(GEORGIA PINE ~ Southern Promises ~ Book Three) is a finalist for the 2019
Maggie Award of Excellence. The winners are announced at the GRW Moonlight and
Magnolias Conference October 5. This annual conference in Atlanta is chock-full
of great speakers, editor/agent appointments, critique sessions and fellowship
with other authors. I highly recommend going to a romance writer’s conference!
Sherri: I was checking out your website, oh
my God, when do you have time to write? Tell our readers some of the highlights
of your artistic endeavors.
KG: I am an indie artist through and through. I did NOT have time to write this past summer because I was an artist-in-residence at my alma mater, Valdosta State University for the 30th anniversary of Peach State Summer Musical Theatre. I got to play the role of Donna in Mamma Mia!, the role of Marmee in Little Women the Musical, and Lottie in Crazy for You. It was a ton of work performing in 3 full-blown musicals in repertoire but SO MUCH FUN! This experience pushed my latest book release back a couple of months, so I’ve been playing catch-up. I also travel a good bit as a back-up singer in the national tour, Remember When Rock Was Young – the Elton John Tribute. We just finished a week of shows at the beautiful Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. I leave this week for shows in Baton Rouge and Virginia. I write a lot on planes and in hotel rooms, LOL. When I’m not traveling, I have a lovely office in my Atlanta home that overlooks the woods in my backyard
Sherri: You recently released a new book, Stars
Fall From the Sky October 21st. This is a bit different from
your other books. Can you give us a little insight into this story?
KG:Stars Fall From the Sky is Book Two
in my Reigning Hearts Series. All of my books can be read as stand-alones. This
book was a tough one. It deals with grief. I can’t say much about it without
completely giving away the full story. The book is dedicated to one of my best
friends who died unexpectedly over the summer. It was a cathartic process
writing this book and dealing with my own grief. I hope that this love story
will resonate with someone who needs to know that they are not alone – that
love is never forgotten.
Sherri: It has been such a pleasure to have you at Creekside Café, if you’re ever in eastern North Carolina you’ll have to stop by for real. Until then, I can’t wait to read your books and see what else you have going on.
LINE:Grief brought them together. Will love tear them apart?
Ginger McCormick is living her very own
happily-ever-after. With her precious newborn daughter and handsome firefighter
husband by her side, life couldn’t be any sweeter in Sandersville Beach. When a
freak accident occurs, and her world is suddenly turned upside down, Ginger can
no longer bear to be near the ocean that anchored
so many happy memories. Nevertheless,
her best friend’s beachside wedding is on the horizon,
and Ginger must face her biggest fears to be there for Emeline on her special day.
Across town, Doctor Jonathon Walden struggles
to move on from his former life and career in Atlanta after relocating to the
sleepy beach town. He mostly keeps to himself and yearns for the day when the
ghosts of his past will no longer haunt him.
When Ginger and Jonathon both realize they
need outside help to mend their broken
hearts, the two run into each other at a local
meeting and develop an instant friendship. Can they resist the undeniable
connection they feel for each other as they navigate their grief
together? Or will they decide to go it alone and walk away from a second chance
Ginger McCormick (Brown eyed-dirty blonde- Southern Girl with
Dr. Jonathon Walden (Tall, dark haired, hazel-eyed, glasses-wearing, tie-wearing, small-town doctor. He is very professional and keeps things to himself.)
Dubbed, “The Singing Author,” KG Fletcher lives in
Atlanta, GA with her husband Ladd and three sons. She is an active member of
RWA and Georgia Romance Writers. She was a singer/songwriter in Nashville, TN
and a recipient of the “Airplay International Award” for “Best New Artist”
showcasing original songs at The Bluebird Café. She earned her BFA in theater
at Valdosta State College and has traveled the world professionally as a
singer/actress. She currently gets to play rock star as a backup singer in the
National Tour, “Remember When Rock Was Young – the Elton John Tribute,” www.almosteltonjohn.com
and recently finished an
artist-in-residence at her alma mater performing roles in three musicals for
the Peachstate Summer Theatre 30th Anniversary (Donna in Mamma Mia!, Marmee in Little Women the Musical, and Lottie in Crazy For You.)
KG is a hopeless romantic continuing her work on her original cabaret
act called, “The Novel Romantic – an unexpected evening of sweet & spicy
love” to help promote her romance novels. Her Amazon best-selling romance novel,
Georgia Pine is a 2019 Maggie Award of Excellence Finalist. KG is a GRW
board member and conference speaker, and shares how music can enhance a