The glam and swagger of Marc Bolan’s T-Rex. The intrigue of Eddie & The Cruisers. The rock n’ roll wit of Almost Famous. Broken Birdie Chirpin is a rock n’ roll coming of age roller coaster ride…It tells the story of a watershed year in the life of a gifted, but mostly maladjusted, teenage rock n’ roller. He embarks on a journey from mysterious loner through the upper echelons of the London music scene in search of his rock n’ roll fantasy.
The story opens at St. Thomas’ School for Blighters, where our rock n’ roller seemingly falls for Becky, a rough-around-the-edges schoolmate who sees past his shortcomings. His life is quickly complicated by an encounter with Skeffington, a high flying jock with musical aspirations of his own. The not-so-chance encounter sets in motion a series of events that will forever change each of their lives. As the summer months unfold so do the dreams and tragedies of our protagonist. Bloody hell. Even the smallest decisions define life for decades to come.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Enjoy every moment of the writing process. You will look back upon it with great fondness when the project is complete.
Adam G. Tarsitano was born in 1977. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in English and Literature from Binghamton University before graduating from St. John’s University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate. He currently lives in North Carolina with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys writing (when inspired to do so), playing basketball, spending time with his family, and listening to T.Rex, The Kinks, etc.
I was initially inspired by my desire to write a fast-paced coming of age tale with rock n’ roll as a central theme. Once I began to write, however, my inspiration came directly from the central characters.