Thursday, 8 September 2016

Melody's Key by Dallas Coryell

Release Date: 24th June 2016
Publisher: AsherRain Publications
Genres: Contemporary Fiction

Brook Cottage Books is thrilled to welcome Dallas Coryell to the blog with a great author interview.


Name: Dallas Coryell

Do you write under your real name or is this a pen name you use? I know it sounds like a 1970’s adult film pseudonym, but yes…that is my real name.

Where are you from?
Born and bred in Tha Mitten (Michigan, USA)

List 3 interesting facts about yourself.
I’m also a singer-songwriter, I have a weakness for 80’s movies and music, some people say I have retro Bieber hair.

What was the first thing you ever had published?
A poem called “Last Cry”-written in middle school to sooth my broken pre-teen heart.

Do you have a writing routine?
I always start with the characters.  The more details, the better.  I have found that if I spend a lot of time in the beginning getting to know them, the dialogue writes itself.

Do you have any writing rituals?

Where did the idea for your most recent book come from?
Melody’s Key is a story about hope and refusing to stop believing in love.  It was a story I desperately needed for my own personal life, and writing it seemed easier and more therapeutic than endlessly searching for another book to express the things my heart needed to say.

Who was the first person you shared your book with?
My brother, who is both an actor and a hunkish Jake Gyllenhaal clone.

Do you have a current work in progress?
I have 4 stand-alone book projects, a novella and a Trilogy (part 1 of 3 complete) I am currently working on.  I include many different genres in my writing, with a love story being the center of each.

Do you have any advice for budding authors?
You will go through so many emotions while writing, not the least of which will be staggering self-doubt.  Keep going.  I believe one of the biggest keys to any type of creative activity is to project your passion.  Write something that has great personal meaning, not necessarily something you believe will be popular or well received.  The most powerful art comes from genuine emotion being felt by the artist.

About the Author

Dallas Coryell is a musician and author residing deep in the untamed wilds of Michigan, USA, where he desperately attempts to assign meaning to his world through bouts of maniacal creative catharsis and pitifully doomed hopeless romantic fantasies. All of the songs written by the characters in this novel are real and can be viewed on the author’s fledgling YouTube channel: Selfies and other assorted randomness can be found on the author’s Instagram:

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