From the recording The Purple River
I had this eerie rock-ballad melody rolling around in my head for a couple of years. The first verse was all I could get out because I couldn’t seem to fit a story or theme to the song. It felt like it should be a young adult, angst theme, but since I passed through that stage many years ago the song didn’t get written. After I found a publisher for my first novel and the wheels were grinding to promote it, I decided to try using the story of this treacherous trip down a wild river, the setting of the novel, to finish the song. I am happy with the song and Kevin Harris produced it wonderfully. The only glitch is the publisher changed the title of the book from “The Purple River” to “The Middle Fork.” Published May 1, 2009, Synergy Books.