Hey, y’all! With my third novel, Afterward, about to hit bookshelves in just a few days (September 20!), I wanted to share something really special with all of you.
A few months ago I approached my brother and his girlfriend and music partner Claire and asked if they would be willing to write a song exclusively for Afterward. I wanted a song that would encompass the big ideas of this novel – friendship, hope, and recovery from trauma.
I wanted a song that would reveal what I think is the book’s central message – that sometimes a soul-saving friendship can be found in the most unexpected place. And that if we keep searching, we can find a light in the midst of the darkness.
Not Alone – By Chris and Claire
I’ve been running from the shadows
For quite some time
And the voices won’t stop their echo
In my mind
I’ve seen things I’d rather not remember
And I’ve come undone
But you’ve told me time and time again
You’re not the only one
I’m not alone (x2)
It’s a dark road to travel
And I’m afraid
If I let you walk beside me
Will you help me find the way?
But I’m not alone
I’m not alone…