What inspired you to write your memoir?
As a failed rock n’ roll drummer who never “made it” in the music business, I felt that I had enough interesting stories to tell that could entertain the general public and maybe even educate some other people who aspire to become rock stars.
About your Book:
K.D. worked at the famous Tower Records on Sunset Blvd, and this details some of his tribulations there, 3 years before they went out of business. Not only do you get various stories about celebrities who came into the store, but the fact K.D. was homeless and living in his van during this time period adds some personal drama to the story as well.
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
It is exclusively self-published through Amazon.com. I thought it was a good start into the publishing world as I didn’t have to answer to or find someone in order to get my words out to the public. I was also intrigued by the Kindle Unlimited program where people could “borrow” my book for free if they were a member of the Kindle Unlimited program which meant to me that it would be easier for people to gain access to what I had to say without costing them an arm and a leg.
How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
In a memoir, you obviously have to rely on your memory of things you have personally been through and relate that into understandable words so the reader can connect, as opposed to making up a fiction story that has no basis of what has happened in the past. Once the memoir is done, it is done. You can’t make up stuff that never happened unless you want to be untruthful or write fiction and then you can make it up as you go along and go for as long and as far away from reality as you want to go.
K.D. Sanders is an award-winning writer, drummer and former employee of legendary Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard. He was born in Miami, Florida and raised in the Florida Keys. He moved to California for a better opportunity. There he worked with Fortune 500 companies, numerous celebrities and toured the U.S and Canada as a road manager. His story has been featured in newspapers such as the Corsair, Santa Monica College and the Key West Citizen. His first memoir, “Where Did My Life Go?: A Towering Experience” recounts various experiences including many celebrity encounters while working at Tower Records for 3 years after his band broke up and living alone in his van before the record store went out of business. The short story is now available with future short stories to follow to continue the memoir series, “Where Did My Life Go?” Follow the author on Twitter @MemoirBook