We’re pleased to welcome first time visitor, author Ken Bachtold. Ken is here today to chat a bit about his new book Mood Indigo. Enjoy!
THE BIG DAY IS HERE!
Hi, I’m Ken Bachtold, and I will have the excitement of seeing my new book Mood Indigo being released today. The first paragraph of this book came to me almost unbidden, and the rest of the story just followed, one scene after another. I do not use an outline; each scene from the beginning suggests the scene that should come next. This bothered me, until I read an article about Stephen King – and he doesn’t use an outline either! So I now feel vindicated.
As the story is told first by Bill Ward and then by Johnny Desmond, I had to be careful to keep the time sequences in order and let each one move the progression of the story further when their next section occurred. I had to make sure that when old song star, Sadie’s character, was introduced it would fit a timeline where she could have been a contemporary of Dinah Shore and Peggy Lee.
At present, I’m working on an entry for Dreamspinner’s States of Love series. As I live in New York, I was very lucky to be able to secure New York as my state! The story is going along just fine. It’s semi-autobiographical, as I came to New York and started my own theater company, A Company of Players, which became its title.
As Mood Indigo is the title of my book, I would like to ask you if you have a favorite song of your own. Or, perhaps a singer from the big band era. If so, please let me know!
I have a website which you can find by entering www.Ken Bachtold. You can find me on Facebook, and I Tweet almost daily. I also have a Tumblr account that at present is being refurbished. I hope you will enjoy Mood Indigo!
About the Book
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Blurb: What happens when a powerful connection forms between two damaged strangers?
Found injured by the side of a road, Bill Ward suffers from retrograde amnesia. Having no recollection of his past, he feels like a nobody. Romance is definitely not an option for a nobody. Jazz singer and piano player Johnny Desmond, on the other hand, is emotionally dead from the ultimate betrayal. But from the moment their eyes meet, there’s no fighting it, and with their friends’ encouragement, Bill and Johnny decide to get to know each other.
Bill’s memories are hovering at the edge of his mind, tormenting him with fear and doubts about what he has to offer. Johnny also has a past—one that could endanger his life. It might have been love at first sight, but it will take courage and commitment to see it through to love that lasts forever.
Buy Link: Dreamspinner Press
Author Bio: Ken Bachtold graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA and an MA in acting and directing and a minor in art. Passing up a great teaching job and surrendering to the “lure of the big time,” he came to New York. After pounding the pavement and finding it wanting, he decided to shape his own destiny and founded A Company of Players Repertory Theatre, producing and directing five plays. Always an avid reader, his two-year-old Kindle currently stores 400 books, mostly MM romance. Often frustrated at finding exactly the type of story he favored, he thought, What the hell, I should write one. And so he did!