A long time ago, I listened to “Twilight Zone” by Golden Earring, and the lyrics of a “double-crossed messenger” “somewhere in a lonely hotel room” at “2 AM” spoke to me. I wanted to write that story. Around the same time, the lyrics of “Brandy” by Looking Glass spoke to me, and I wanted to write that story, too. After many years, I actually did sit down to write the story of that guy and that girl. At first, with the protagonist the doorman at a topless bar, the story fizzled. On a whim, I changed the protagonist to the bartender, and made that guy Jack Trexlor from The Desert King, and the story began to sizzle. A few months later, it was The Dancing Queen, a sordid tale of sex and drugs and rock and roll.
And this week, you can get it for 99 cents at Amazon. If you haven’t read it yet, now is the perfect time to get it.
Also, I would appreciate a thoughtful review at Amazon if you can. Amazon sifts through their reviews from time to time for no good reason, and when they do some of mine go missing.
Thanks, and enjoy!