Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Song Lyrics In Your Book

Question: Why did you include song lyrics in your book?

Answer: I can relate music or a particular song to every part of my life (good or bad); and in "Black Coffee" (which is centered around a radio station by the way), I related current songs and the songs we grew up with, in the same way for the characters. The pivotal songs defining the storyline and characters' lives are:
1. Cause I Love You, Lenny Williams
2. Life Begins With You, DeBarge
3. More Than I Can Bear, Kirk Franklin
4. Wake Up Everybody, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
and many others. It just breathes more life into the characters' story and journey throughout the book.

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