Between Hello and Goodbye (Soundtrack to My Life Trilogy #2)
The Soundtrack to my Life trilogy is a creative blend of fact and fiction, drawn from my many memories of growing up in York Beach, Maine. The small seaside town continues to be the perfect backdrop for this lighthearted trilogy. Four years removed from The Empty Beach, this book takes place in the summer of 1999, where music continues to provide a nostalgic soundtrack to my life, my moods, and my constant pursuit of finding "it."By the time 1999 rolled around, many of my friends had moved on from the beach life. Most were married - some with kids - almost all with successful careers. For me, all of those boxes still remained unchecked, and to make matters worse, I was on the verge of turning the dreaded 30. I was depressed, jaded, and beaten down by the black cloud known as my life. It is said that 1999 was my "woe is me" summer. This was more or less true, with the exception of two weeks and the arrival of Anna Jensen from Iowa. It would be two amazing weeks that would change my life forever.
About the Author
Jody grew up in the Kittery/York area of southern Maine. He originally started out as a screenwriter. As of now, he has written nine feature-length screenplays ranging from dramas, to dramedies, to comedies. Not only did Jody grow up in Maine, but he makes it a point to utilize and represent his state as much as possible. From Maine's scenic rocky coast, to its remotely pristine backwoods, to its eclectic characters; all serve as backdrops and pay homage to his beloved state. His ultimate goal is not to just sell his scripts, but to have them filmed right here in the great state of Maine. Unfortunately, searching for the proper financing has been a long, tiring, and at times, disheartening process. Feeling helpless in the whole 'funding' process, Jody decided to reverse the typical Hollywood blueprint. That blueprint being: It's almost ALWAYS a novel that gets turned into a screenplay and not a screenplay which gets turned into a novel. Jody's thought process was simple: It's much easier to self-publish a book rather than self-finance a movie, and who knows, maybe, just maybe, this will be a screenplay that gets turned into a book only to eventually get turned back into a movie! But even if this wild idea never comes to fruition, at least by turning it into a novel, the stories themselves will be able to be enjoyed by the public. Whether it's two or two million people who buy his books, Jody is just happy that they are no longer collecting dust in a desk drawer.