After months of writing, re-writing, editing, and struggling, at last, I have published my 25th book. Rock N Role Model is the latest addition to the Our Lady of Righteous Rage franchise. This one is a companion book, much like Novocaine or Biologicals, and it’s a stepping stone to the book I will release later this year, Rise, Resist, Reform.
Even though the book became available today, April 9, the publication date is listed as April 5. I chose this date for a few [odd] reasons.
April 5 is Aidan Sirci’s birthday.
Aidan is a character in the series, and to some of my readers, he’s a favorite. When I began writing the series back in 2015, I decided to list certain characteristics about each character: birthdays, favorite colors, physical descriptions, etc. I chose April 5 as Aidan’s birthday.
April 5 is an important date for Our Lady
April 5 is also Zak Bagan’s birthday.
I’m a HUGE fan of the show “Ghost Adventures” on Travel Channel. The truth is, I had forgotten until recently, that lead investigator Zak Bagans happens to share a birthday with my Aidan. Maybe its a silly reason, but I don’t care.
April 5 is the day Kurt Cobain died.
Aidan actually makes a reference to this in Rowdy. In the first chapter, he asks Amy if she’s aware Kurt Cobain died on his sixteenth birthday. Kurt took his own life on April 5, 1994, and was found on April 8.
April 5 is an important date for Our Lady. April 5 also marks the day a book in the second phase of the Our Lady was published. Phase One covered Amy and company establishing themselves. Phase Two will focus on all the work they’re about to do, and the lives they’re going to change. It will require more song writing, more artwork, and more work in general. But I love a challenge, and I’m looking forward to continuing the series. You’ll know Phase One from Phase Two, because the cover designs will differ from one another.
I hope you enjoy Rock N Role Model 🙂
Rock N Role Model on Amazon