I originally picked Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground, by Willie Nelson, but there are a few other songs that became key to the story as I went along, including Sugar Mountain, and Needle and the Damage Done by Neil Young, and Bobby McGee (originally) by Roger Miller but made famous by Janis Joplin.
What about the song inspired the story?
Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground is a look at honest, giving love with no expectations. It is the way that I feel love in all its forms should begin.
In what other ways has music inspired you?
Music opened my ears to poetry long ago, and poetry is where my writing career began. Music gives me an avenue to my emotions that I might not be able to easily tap otherwise….I could keep going!
At what point do you feel music and story telling intersect?
I am a fan of old country music, the real country music. Classic Country music is nothing more or less than a story set to music. They intersect at the first chord
I have never written a love story before. It seems I am destined to write something completely different for me each time out.
What was most challenging for you in writing this story?
It is difficult to write a character that is more wise than I generally am. I stumble upon accidental wisdom from time to time and hope it works.
Is this your first anthology contribution?
No, I was in a few poetry anthologies a lifetime ago, but that is the distant past.
What other books have you published?
Trail of the Raven, Haiti and Squirrel Bait, (a Dollar Dreadful suitable of the title Dreadful!)
What projects do you have coming up?
I am working on another Dollar Dreadful, Stubby McGee, Private Eye. I have several other Dreadfuls that I toy with from time to time. I am also working towards getting to Brazil in order to write my next Trail of the Raven book.
Where can readers find you and your books online?
If you find me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/chip.davis.author/) or find my website, (don’t miss the photography) at www.raventrail.com then it is hard to miss my books, or my silliness.