All the Old Crooners

guitar and boots sketched 2Interview Questions: Julie C. Eger, do you ever listen to music when you write?

Sometimes I prefer complete silence. Even the chirping of a cricket or the wind blowing out side can be distracting when I’m trying to listen to what the characters want to say. But other times, it’s necessary to have traditional country music in the background. All the old crooners twanging out their sad stories about divorce, drinking too much too often, but still knowing they’ll be forgiven and there’s a place for them in heaven. Sometimes it’s impossible for me to write unless I’m surrounded by those old-timey songs. Johnny Cash, Vern Gosdin, Loretta Lynne, Don Williams, Conway Twitty, Tanya Tucker, Charlie Pride, George Jones…you get the idea.

This Is the Best Day of My Life!

20150811_135844Interview question: What is the most recent statement you’ve heard that has stopped you in your tracks and why?

Brea Behn: My seven year old said to me after a fun day together: “This is the best day of my life.” Not only was it a great mom moment, but everyone can learn something from the simple joys and ease of love in a child. Every day has the potential of being the best. Depending on how you look at it. I am blessed to have many “best days”.