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The Nashville Series by Inglath Cooper…Spotlight & Author Q&A

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Synopsis:

The Nashville Series begins when CeCe is stranded on the side of the road with her Walker Hound named Hank Junior, when two football players from Georgia — Holden and Thomas Franklin — come to her rescue. With very little cash in their pockets but their hearts full of dreams, this unlikely trio sets out to discover their fate in Music City.

 

Author Q&A:

What inspired you to write The Nashville Series?

Writing fiction has always been my first love, but several years ago, I decided I wanted to learn how to write lyrics. I had fallen in love with country music because of the way the songs so often tell a story. So I started going to Nashville, taking classes, and eventually meeting other writers I went on to co-write with. I loved everything about the Nashville songwriting community. I don’t think I’ve ever met a more generous group of artistic people. At some point, my fiction writing brain took over again, and a story started to ask to be written.

 

Are your main characters – CeCe, Holden and Thomas – inspired by people in your life?

The characters of CeCe,  Holden and Thomas have become real to me, maybe because they embody many of the qualities I loved about so many of the people I met in Nashville. They each have the dream of making music their life’s work, and they go after it heart and soul.

 

Your love of dogs is evident in your books. Are you involved with rescue dogs?

Hank Junior, CeCe’s Walker hound, is inspired by my dog Roscoe. He was left at our local pound as a young dog, and his life was about to be ended when I got him out. He all but talks and is one of the loves of my life. I became involved with rescue, fostering many dogs and helping to get the first No-Kill Adoption Center in our county built.

 

Where do you get your inspiration for your novels?

In people, I think. I’m always fascinated by people’s stories. Mostly in what’s made them who they are. I believe that we’re shaped by our experiences in life, the things that happen to us, good and bad.

 

Do you have a routine or special place you like to write?

I’ve pretty much taught myself to write anywhere. Starbucks, in the car(as a passenger!), outside. But I do commit myself to writing 2500 words a day at least five days a week. That’s a comfortable pace for me and makes me feel productive.

 

What inspired you to write The Nashville Series?

Writing fiction has always been my first love, but several years ago, I decided I wanted to learn how to write lyrics. I had fallen in love with country music because of the way the songs so often tell a story. So I started going to Nashville, taking classes, and eventually meeting other writers I went on to co-write with. I loved everything about the Nashville songwriting community. I don’t think I’ve ever met a more generous group of artistic people. At some point, my fiction writing brain took over again, and a story started to ask to be written.

 

Are your main characters – CeCe, Holden and Thomas – inspired by people in your life?

The characters of CeCe,  Holden and Thomas have become real to me, maybe because they embody many of the qualities I loved about so many of the people I met in Nashville. They each have the dream of making music their life’s work, and they go after it heart and soul.

 

Your love of dogs is evident in your books. Are you involved with rescue dogs?

Hank Junior, CeCe’s Walker hound, is inspired by my dog Roscoe. He was left at our local pound as a young dog, and his life was about to be ended when I got him out. He all but talks and is one of the loves of my life. I became involved with rescue, fostering many dogs and helping to get the first No-Kill Adoption Center in our county built.

 

Where do you get your inspiration for your novels?

In people, I think. I’m always fascinated by people’s stories. Mostly in what’s made them who they are. I believe that we’re shaped by our experiences in life, the things that happen to us, good and bad.

 

Do you have a routine or special place you like to write?

I’ve pretty much taught myself to write anywhere. Starbucks, in the car(as a passenger!), outside. But I do commit myself to writing 2500 words a day at least five days a week. That’s a comfortable pace for me and makes me feel productive.

 

                                                                     Thanks so much, Inglath! ~Jillian 

 

Learn more about Cooper and her Nashville Series at www.inglathcooper.com and connect on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Pinterest.

The Nashville Series is available on Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, www.InglathCooper.com, NetGalley and Edelweiss.

 

About the author:

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Inglath Cooper spent several years living in Nashville, TN learning to write lyrics and co-writing with other songwriters. Cooper is the author of the best-selling Nashville Series, and the newly released Blue Wide Sky: A Smith Mountain Lake Novel (Feb. 14, 2015). A graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in English, Cooper now divides her time between Virginia and Florida. She is also an avid supported of no kill shelters and is on the board of the Franklin County Humane Society.

 

 

 

 

 

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