Book Trailers…

Today’s post is part of the annual A-to-Z Blogging Challenge. Each day of April (except Sunday,) we write a post corresponding with that day’s letter of the alphabet. For more information on the challenge and its creator visit:

a-z 2015 T

My theme for this years’ A-Z Challenge is An Intimate Look at the Homeless and Mental Health Epidemic in America which just happens to be the subtitle of my next book, The Stranger in My Recliner. The book is the true story of Sophie.  She was the eighty-year-old homeless woman that my husband brought home one night. She lived with us for nearly three –years. The book will be out this fall.

Book Trailers…

At the beginning of the A-Z Challenge I received a comment from Mark Kelly who blogs at The Open Hearth. He said he knew of a song that would be a perfect fit for The Stranger in My Recliner.  I found the song, Shopping Bag Ladies on you tube and it was perfect for the book trailer. I Googled the artist and after some digging, was able to find, Dean Friedman’s e- mail address. Nervously I sent him an e-mail describing the book and Sophie and guess what? He said I could use the song for the trailer! Thank you Mark and thank you, Dean!

Now all I need is a script.

What do you think?

The trailer for my first book, Bristol boyz Stomp

Thank you for reading,



I’m one of Lisa’s Live Wires! Lisa is a challenge co-host Lisa Buie-Collard

A-Z 2015 Minion Badge

My fellow live wires:

Rhonda Albom –   Bob R. Milne –   Tamera Narayan –  Stephanie Faris –   Heather McCubbin –   Randi Lee

5 Responses to “Book Trailers…”

  • I couldn’t understand the words of the song well enough to see a connection to your book about your homeless house quest.

    The other video about someone being killed from road rage also confused me. I didn’t get the connection?

    If you feel the song works, that’s cool you were able to make the connection with the musician and get permission. So, then you’ll have his lyrics in your book?

    • The song is about homeless women. I will use the song in my book trailer, the book is already finished and with the publisher so it was too late to include the lyrics. The other video is one of the trailers from my first book which was about my younger brother who was killed in a road rage attack.

  • Awesome on both counts!

  • Great idea. And, how lucky to find that song and get permission from the artist to use it. I am baffled by the rules and regs of using music, but to find an original song and be able to communicate with the composer is ideal. I would suggest imagery. Photos. I’m thinking of hands, close-ups, symbols of that life, soup kitchens.

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