The events of a single night can change a life forever, as musician Daniel Whitman discovers when he loses his family and home. Overwhelmed by grief, unable to find solace in his music or accept comfort from his friends, he flees up the California coast. Daniel thinks he’s leaving everything behind, but his journey will take him to the places and people that will help him find his way back. The Day After Yesterday is a story of hope, friendship, and the redemptive power of music.
Targeted Age Group: Adult
Book Price: $2.99
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
My favorite fiction is always character-driven, regardless of genre. But the characters are more important to contemporary/women’s fiction than to any other genre, because often there isn’t a mystery to solve or bomb to defuse. It’s the characters and their interactions that drive the narrative.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Write what you want to read. You will spend so much time writing, editing, getting critiques, and publishing (whether that’s traditional or independent); make sure you enjoy that time. And be sure that when your work goes out to readers that it’s the best it can be. Edit, proofread, and get readers’ opinions. I’d be lost without a circle of friends I call my Constant Reader Brigade. They let me know what I’m doing right, and what needs work.
Kelly Cozy became hooked on books in early infancy, when she turned one of her parents’ paperbacks into a teething ring; she’s been reading voraciously ever since. She wrote her first story at age 9, and has been writing ever since.
She lives in California with her husband, son, and cats. When she’s not writing or reading, she enjoys cooking, watching movies, and attending nerdy conventions.
Kelly is currently at work on her next novel; she hopes you enjoy reading her books as much as she enjoys writing them.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
To be honest, I’ve had this story in my head for so long I can’t recall what the original inspiration was. But it has themes that are prevalent in my writing: how people react to life-changing events, and how people can break the chains of the past and gain strength.