Sara Taney Humphreys Sara secured TV roles in such shows as A&E Biography, Guiding Light, Another World, As the World Turns and Rescue Me. She then became a Drama Teacher at her al ma mater, Convent of the Sacred Heart, and quickly launched her own after school theatre workshop studio for kids called Ensemble Productions. Bound by reality, Sara lives in New York with her husband, who is very considerate of her double life, four amazing boys, two dopey dogs and an extremely loud bird. Life is always busy, but never dull
You can read the review of The Amoveo Legacy here...
Today, I would like to welcome Sara (my first guest post *waves*)...I hope you enjoy as much I did!
Thank you Sara...its all yours!
Musical Marketing Muse
Soundtracks for movies and television shows are standard. In fact, a
really great movie or show is often instantly associated with kick ass
music. Well thanks to my old college buddy and DJ John Campbell...I
found the soundtrack for Book 2 in my shifter series.
Actually, I had been in a major writing rut. Completely blocked. Book 2,
Amoveo Heart was not coming to me as easily as the first book did. At
any rate, John wanted to interview me on his weekly radio show and had
gotten some musicians who were willing to let me use their music as an
intro for the interview. He sent me the links and the second song I
listened to stopped me dead in my tracks. I couldn't believe it. It was as
though this song was written just for the heroine in Book 2. Amazing!
The combination of the lyrics and her hauntingly beautiful voice were
absolute perfection. I immediately contacted the artist and asked if I
could use her song for Amoveo Heart's book trailer. Gratefully both she
and her record label said yes!
Then I had an idea to take it a step further. Luckily, she is located not far
from me and as a new musician is looking for new opportunities for
exposure. Why not have her play at my book launch/signing? Gratefully
she agreed. Amy played at a couple of my book signing events and it
really brought a great bit of texture to the signings.
The song that sparked my creative juices and woke up my muse is
called "Honey on the Skin". You can find Amy Petty and her spectacular
music on her website http://www.amypetty.com/
John connected me with another awesome musical muse. The Strike
Nineteens. TSN are a band of adorable guys from Scotland.
Ladies...think William Wallace/Braveheart accent....yummy. Their music
is gritty and intense. These darlings actually wrote me two songs! One of
which will be on their new album "Screams for Denver" which will be
released this Spring. I look forward to checking them out LIVE when they
come to the USA later this year.
You can check out their music at http://www.myspace.com/
Cross marketing with music is fun and a little outside the box...just the
way I like it.
Sara Taney Humphreys
Thanks again, Sara! Can't wait for Amoveo Heart! And my muse likes the right kinda music, too!
And as an extra bonus, here's a little something Sara did (I hope you don't mind) over at Not-Really-Southern Vamp Chick's blog (a good cause...check it out!)
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Link to buy: http://www.amazon.com/Amoveo-Legacy-Sara-Taney-Humphreys/dp/1554872774
And now, I am off to do a little musical research...hmm, I wonder if I have an extra itunes card. I have a feeling I'll be adding to my playlist...