K.M. Walton has a message for you! Thanks to Sourcebooks Fire for not only setting up this blog tour, but also for allowing me to giveaway ONE FREE COPY of Behind the Song to one of you all! Giveaway details will be below the author message. :)
BEHIND THE SONG is a YA anthology focused on music. Regardless of genre, everyone has a favorite song, a song that takes up residence in your soul. Music speaks to us all, it's a universal language that has the power to make us cry, take us to another time, break down barriers, open hearts and minds. It cements moments. It stirs the magic within.
I got the idea for the anthology while listening to Radiohead in my car, creating an entire backstory in my head, a short story that matched what Thom Yorke was singing about. I always do that, always have. I hit a red light and thought, what if I got YA authors and musicians to choose their favorite songs and use it as an inspiration for a short story of personal essay? My gut told me it would make an incredible anthology. I jotted down the idea on a post-it and emailed my agent as soon as I got home. Thankfully, he loved the idea and guided me on how to start the process of making the book a reality.
I am still in shock that I managed to land my incredible list of contributors. To work with such talented writers and musicians was a thrill from start to finish. Everyone involved has worked so hard and put so much heart into their pieces. I can't wait for readers to experience each contribution- they're all amazing and unique- and then listen to the song that inspired it. It's quire an unforgettable experience, trust me.
Mark your calendars, Behind the Song hits shelves September 1st!
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I also snagged an advanced copy of this through NetGalley, so check out my review! :)
GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
Winner is Zoe!
Winner is Zoe!