Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Making of Ellie's Song


Take one heroine and hero gripped in relationship limbo. Stir in a possible media scandal. Sprinkle lightly with a three-year-old child. Add one mother-in-law, a former boyfriend, a celebrity reporter hot for a story break and a Hollywood starlet. Knead above ingredients. Cover and let rise in a warm place. Bake for 31 chapters. Yield: Ellie’s Song, the story of shy folk artist Ellie Kellson who loves country singer Lane Walker, but  abhors the media attention he needs to be a successful singing artist.
Ellie’s Song grew out of a long ago encounter with the country band Sawyer Brown. We met them after a concert at a small town venue. They were fairly well known even then and I remember being surprised they were there and how easy it was to meet them. That incident brewed in my imagination for quite a while and somehow got tied to "what if a shy woman has a relationship with a man who becomes a celebrity.”

4 comments:

Historical Writer/Editor said...

This sounds like an interesting story. -laura

Ginger Hanson said...

Thank you, Laura! It was certainly a joy to see it in print. One of my friends wrote to tell me she loved the characters, felt I had really brought them to life. Which is what we writers strive to do so it's fun to hear we achieved our goal.

ginger

Nikki said...

This sounds wonderful!

Maria said...

Ellie's Song sounds really interesting and like something I would enjoy reading