When I am not writing books I’m usually making a lot of noise.
I mean, music.
I’m half of a duo called “Hot Tamale.”
Yes, it takes two of us to make one hot tamale–and one decent song writing team.
Craig Reeder and I write music about everything from falling in love on a Greyhound bus (if you’ve ever ridden the Greyhound you know the bus is more smelly than romantic) to watering okra (somebody had to write about it).
We recently wrote a song that covers a life from age 5 through, well, the end.
Then we decided to make a video. It was harder than we thought. We begged everyone we knew for photos and Craig put the whole thing together.
The girl standing in front of the lighthouse is me at 19. The woman dancing with her new husband is my daughter, Josie. The older couple walking along with their arms around each other is my parents.
The voices you hear are mine and Craig’s. We are both playing guitar–but if a lick sounds really good, Craig is definitely the one playing it.