An Immersive Story of Music, Struggle, and Starting Over


It was just one of those nights.

One of those crazy, impossible nights that change your life.


When guitarist Michael Sullivan gets kicked out of his band (and his apartment), landing a record deal seems an impossible dream. And nothing about Michael’s prospects points toward a better future. Until the invitation for a swanky New Year’s Eve party shows up in the mailbox. It’s addressed to his uncle, with whom he shares both name and living space, but his uncle is going out of town . . .

On the effervescent night of December 31, 1989—as the Berlin Wall is coming down, the Soviet Union is falling apart, and anything seems possible—Michael will cross paths with the accomplished and enigmatic young heir to a fading musical dynasty, forever altering both of their futures.


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Book Trailer

Hear more about the inspiration for this novel (and a song from it!) here:


Interviews & Articles

Hear my discussion with Jaime Jo Wright on her MadLit Musings podcast where we talk about creativity, how our families influence us, and what place creativity has in the life of faith. Oh, and also Def Leppard.

Listen to my chat with Chautona Havig about the book of mine she refuses to finish and the power of music (and stories!) to change us (among other things) on her Because Fiction podcast.

You can read this interview with Family Fiction about the characters and themes of the book.