STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART
By BREIGH FORSTNER
‘MUSIC WAS IN HIS BLOOD, AND SHE WAS IN HIS HEART…..’
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Cale Pelton didn’t want to fall in love.
Fresh off a breakup, he was scrambling to find a new lead guitarist for his band, Everlasting, before they went on tour. He wanted to enjoy being single, singing his heart out nightly to fans.
Never did he expect to meet Bryn Schaefler, the sassy rich girl that would change his life.
Bryn left her parents’ house with only her suitcase and guitar, leaving her old life behind her. She nails the band audition and becomes Everlasting’s new lead guitarist. Bryn didn’t want to find Cale attractive, let alone develop a crush on a bandmate. But when trouble starts to find the band, Bryn starts to believe her family will do whatever it takes to get her home.
Will Cale and Bryn listen to their heads and stay strictly professional? Or will they follow their hearts and admit their feelings towards eachother?
Breigh Forstner currently resides in Southeast Michigan with her two daughter. While she works full-time during the week, at night she spends time with her girls dancing and coming up with her next book idea. Her goal is to make it onto a best sellers list at some point in her career, and writes any chance she can get. She is a music lover and is a sucker for going to concerts, rock bands, and tattooed bad boys.
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Can you summarise your latest work in just a few words?: Rockers, music and love.
3 What was the inspiration for this book?: My passion for rock music. I wanted to write a book about rock stars, and the rest fell into place.
Did you do any research for the book?: I did because I had NO idea what a tour bus looked like on the inside, so I had to research that, and little things along those lines.
What does a typical writing day involve for you?: usually I don’t get to writing until after my kids go to bed since I work during the day. So that usually gives me about 2-3 hours every night to work on my WIP, or book related things.
How do you decide on the names for your characters?: Bryn I took from a special family member of mine, and Cale (the other lead) I got the idea from a band I listen to, and the bass players name was Cale, which I really liked. I thought it was different and I didn’t want just typical standard names for the lead roles.
Which writers have influenced your own writing?: C.M. Stunich, Michelle A. Valentine. Love their books! As far as my Straight from the Heart Series, those are the authors who have influenced my writing.
What are you working on next? Do you have a WIP?: I am working on the fourth book in my Straight from the Heart series, which will more than likely be the last in the series. I do have other WIP’s as well.
What has been the best part of the writing process…and the worst?: The worst is wondering what people really think of your book. And I’m talking about the ones who don’t write reviews but read the book, finish it, and it’s on to the next one. The best part of the writing process is hitting the publish button knowing your work is coming to life and people will read it.
Tell us about your travels.: I used to travel more so when I was younger with my dad and brother but haven’t so much after High School.
Tell us about your childhood: I had an older brother who was only a couple of years older than me and he was the best brother I could ask for! We never really fought that I can remember
Most writers have some quirks – what are yours?: I guess a quirk I have is that I usually write in my bed under the covers in my pajamas? That’s the only one I could think of!
Do you plot your novels or allow them to develop as you write?: I “try” to plot them out as much as I can, but in the end they usually just develop themselves.
Have you taken any creative writing courses and would you recommend them?: I took newswriting and basic English classes in college, and never got the chance to take creative writing while I was there. But I would recommend the courses to those who feel would benefit from them.
What book(s) are you reading at the moment?: I just got done reading “Until November” by Aurora Rose Reynolds. LOVED it!
If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take three books with you, what would they be and why?: The Heroin Diaries by Nikki Sixx, Pulse by Gail McHugh and Just Listen by Sarah Dessen. Why? Because I LOVE Gavin Blake (my book boyfriend,) and The Heroin Diaries is basically an autobiography about one of my favorite rockers and his struggles with drug addiction, and Just Listen is based around a music theme, which I love.
Do you have any advice for new writers?: Never stop writing! Even if what you’re writing is for your eyes only, or for the whole world to see, keep the words coming out.