Twenty-year-old Maggie Roads’ parents are legendary in the country music world. She wants nothing more than to follow their example, but the limelight is not reserved for singers who cannot carry a tune, let alone keep a rhythm.
When her parents tell her they are getting divorced, Maggie decides it’s time to leave home and take her future into her own hands. Moving in with Cole, her best friend and sometimes boyfriend might not be the best of ideas, but she has to start somewhere.
Their off-and-on romance gets even more complicated when Maggie crushes on her new voice teacher, Nathan, who unlocks her stunning potential. A sensational music career of her own is finally within reach, but
Maggie might need more than perfect pitch to find what she is really looking for.
An Unconventional Librarian took a moment from her busy schedule to interview our heroine Mags and see what she has to say for herself:
Where do you go when you’re angry?
I suppose it depends on whether or not I’m on tour with my parents. There aren’t many places to go on a tour bus, you know? But when I’m home, I go to my friend Grace’s house and hide out in her basement. They have a punching bag I like to hit.
What is in your refrigerator right now? On your bedroom floor? On your nightstand? In your garbage can?
Since I’m living at my friend Cole’s house, there’s lots of unhealthy food in the fridge. The guy really likes breakfast meats and eggs. At my parents’ house, I’m used to fresh fruit and vegetables. They’re celebrities and image is everything.
On my bedroom floor? My guitar, a pair of cowboy boots, and a pink shag rug Cole bought for me. I still can’t believe he bought that.
On my nightstand? My lyric notebook.
In my garbage can? That’s just a weird question, isn’t it?
When you thinks of your childhood kitchen, what smell do you she associate with it?
Even though my parents are super healthy, they still have their guilty pleasures—and waffles are one of them. My dad makes the best waffles on the planet. He learned how to make them in Europe from some great chef. Shoot. I want some now. Thanks a lot.
What is one strong memory that has stuck with you from childhood? Why is it so powerful and lasting?
Did you really have to bring this up? The strongest memory for me is when the entire church choir laughed at my voice and how bad it was. That was the first time I realized I couldn’t sing … not the best thing ever when you want to sing on stage just like your famous parents.
Michelle lives and writes in Utah, surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. She adores cheese, chocolate, sushi, and lots of ethnic food, and loves to read and write books in the time she grabs between her sword-wielding husband and energetic daughter.
She believes a simple life is the best life.
Michelle writes contemporary Young Adult and New Adult fiction (and other genres when she feels like it).