Sunday, May 1, 2011
I would like to thank everyone who came out today for the book launch party at The Sly Fox bookstore in Virden. We had a great turn-out, and we sold all of the books that we had ordered! This has been an amazing adventure, and I have so many friends and family to thank. I am truly a blessed man to have such a wonderful family and group of friends to support me.
After the signing, my brother, Trevor, gave me a copy of the book that he had everyone who attended the launch party sign. It was a great surprise, an it will be a great way to remember a special day. Nate, one of my very good friends from college, wrote in the book "Don't let this be a pinnacle, make it a beginning." I couldn't have said anything more perfect to commemorate the event. Hopefully, there are many more signings to come in the future.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
Bob Dylan, "Visions of Johanna"
"Voices echo, this is what salvation must be like after a while.
"...and silence contagious in moments like these, consumed me and strengthened my will to appease."
Ben Harper, "Glory and Consequence"
"Every moral has a story, every story has an end. Every battle has its glory, and it's consequence."
Bruce Springsteen, "Devils and Dust"
"I've got my finger on the trigger, and tonight faith just aint enough. When I look inside my heart, there's just devils and dust."
Jack Johnson, "It's All Understood"
"And fact is only what you believe, and fact and fiction work as a team."
Counting Crows, "Mrs. Potter's Lullaby"
"If dreams are like movies, then memories are films about ghosts."
Coldplay, "Til Kingdom Come"
"I don't know which way I'm coming, I don't know which way I've come."
Everclear, "Fire Maple Song"
"Turn away from the pain you don't want, Turning down to avoid them when they call."
Ben Folds Five, "Brick"
"Smell of cold, car seat is freezing, The world is sleeping...I am numb."
Foo Fighters, "New Way Home"
"I felt like this on my way home."
Bob Dylan, "Not Dark Yet"
"Behind every beautiful thing, there's been some kind of pain."
Ben Harper, "Please Bleed"
"Is this really living? Sometimes it's hard to tell. Or is this just a kinder, gentler Hell?"
My friend, Kyle, is most certainly the inspiration for the Dustin character in the book. After he read the manuscript, he gave me a mix CD he had created entitled, "Songs Inspired by A Simple, Twisted Fate." Though none of the songs were the same, I loved all of the songs on the album. A few even inspired a few new chapters in the novel, and for that, I am incredibly grateful.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Just in, Punkin Artist Steve Colyer is at it again! Today, we received the first proof for The Price of Loyalty by Adam Kershaw. What an amazing group of talented folks we have!
THE PRICE OF LOYALTY
The Price of Loyalty is the story of Trey Kauffman, a young man at odds with himself after the death of his young lover, Aimee. Leaving the memories of Aimee and his small town roots behind, Trey goes off to college where he is drawn into a mysterious and possibly dangerous group of men. As he clings to this group of new friends, Trey struggles with his past and present as he attempts to define the bonds and limits of friendship.
The bulk of this novel was written in fulfillment of a Master’s degree in English at the University of Illinois, Springfield, in December of 2009. Like most of Adam Kershaw’s writing, the novel explores the dark and twisted corners of life in rural middle America. Though it is entirely a work of fiction, The Price of Loyalty was, in many ways, born in the early morning hours at Whipple Hall in Jacksonville, Illinois, as well as the dark and quiet streets of Virden, Illinois—many years ago.
THE PRICE OF LOYALTY TO RELEASE APRIL 5TH 2011!