Pen Friends, welcome back Tessa Emily Hall to talk about Unwritten Melody, her new book that released on November 10th! Congratulations Tessa!
Hey Tessa! Thanks for dropping by during the madness of your book release! Can you tell us a bit about Unwritten Melody and what inspired it?
Sure, here is a blurb: As a result of her deceased Mom’s rebellion, a sheltered teen longs to find a purpose for her life outside of her grandmother’s seemingly overbearing expectations. When she’s assigned to be partners on a school project with former singing reality show contestant, she has one choice: Follow her mom’s footsteps by taking a chance on love, or live the rest of her life in bondage.
I loved the idea of having a songwriter (Cassie) mesh her lyrics together with a musician (James), and for the pieces to fit together like a puzzle—almost as though the lyrics and songs were created for each another. I also knew that I wanted to somehow incorporate the life and poetry of Emily Dickinson into the novel. I first learned about this poet in my 8th grade English class. I remember becoming fascinated – not only with her works, but also with the unique story of her life. After I brainstormed the premise to Unwritten Melody, I knew Cassie’s own life would shadow perfectly that of Dickinson’s and highlight the book’s theme in the process.
Now, if you could condense that into three words, what would they be?
Music. Poetry. Hope.
Sounds beautiful. Who doesn’t love those three things? Now, a very important question, where can we find it and you?
You can find me on my website at www.tessaemilyhall.com and my blog www.christiswrite.blogspot.com. I also love connecting with fellow readers and writers on social media! You can find me at @tessaemilyhall across all social media platforms.
Here’s the list:
- Website: www.tessaemilyhall.com
- Amazon Author Page:http://amzn.to/2ef5bu1
- Blog: www.ChristisWrite.blogspot.com
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/tessaemilyhall
- Facebook page: www.facebook.com/tessaemilyhall
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/tessaemilyhall
- Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/tessaemilyhall
Thanks and best wishes for Unwritten Melody!
Thanks so much for having me again! =)
Tessa Emily Hall writes inspirational yet authentic YA fiction to show others they’re not alone—and because she remembers the teen life like it was yesterday (or a few years ago). The debut novel she wrote at 16-years-old, PURPLE MOON (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas) was a Selah 2014 Finalist. Her second novel, UNWRITTEN MELODY, releases with Clean Reads November 2016. She’s the Founder of PursueMagazine.net, a magazine that inspires teens to embrace their calling. She also enjoys helping writers achieve their dreams through her internship at Hartline Literary Agency.
When her fingers aren’t flying 116 WPM across the keyboard, Tessa can be found making healthy homemade lattes, speaking to teens, decorating her insulin pump, and acting in Christian films. She writes in a small town nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and Southeastern coast. Her favorite way to procrastinate is by connecting with readers on her blog, mailing list, social media (@tessaemilyhall), and website.
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Thanks again for having me! =)