NOT ALONE – A song written exclusively for my new novel, AFTERWARD

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.


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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.

To say Chris and Claire delivered would be an understatement.  They crafted and recorded a song called “Not Alone” that I believe captures Afterward perfectly.  I can’t wait for you to hear it!cc

You can download “Not Alone” for free (or pay what you want!) at Chris and Claire’s Bandcamp site. It’s also available on iTunes and Spotify.  Please be sure to listen!

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

Not alone
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…

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