Today's the day!
Congratulations, Tara. I'm absolutely thrilled for you and cannot wait to join P.I. Cooper on his adventure. Lucky me gets to host the lovely debut author on release day, and because I know she has tons going on, I only asked her one simple question...
Me: If you had to pick one song that best captures the essence of Pop Travel, what would it be and why?
Tara T: A while back, I did a blogfest that asked, What if your book became a movie… We were supposed to pick movie stars and a theme song. For my song, I chose "New Low" by Middle Class Rut. It's perfect for Cooper. It has a futuristic sound and is about a guy who's had a rough time and is cynical about it.
But I am also excited to share that my eldest son read Pop Travel and did a report on it for school – he chose 10 songs for a soundtrack!
Here's his playlist for Pop Travel:
Georgia by Ray Charles – Setting
New Low by Middle Class Rut – Cooper, protagonist
I Knew You Were Trouble by Taylor Swift – Geri
Try by Pink – Theme, Never give up
Price Tag by Jesse J – Theme, Money can't buy your way out of things
Airplanes by B.o.B. & Haley Williams – Cooper is a pilot and is afraid of popping
Somebody's Watchin' Me by Rockwell – Setting, Constant surveillance, cameras everywhere
Cruella de Vil by Bill Lee – Vivienne, antagonist
Wish You Were Here by Incubus – Theme, Cooper misses dead wife
Second Chance by Shinedown – Theme, Cooper gets a second chance at life
|Click image to watch New Low official video at You Tube|
Me: The pleasure was all mine, Tara. A visit to your blog is always a treat, so I can only how much fun Pop Travel is going to be. And that is so cool that your son made a playlist for you!
In 2080, technology has gone too far for J. L. Cooper. He is happily hidden in his simple, secluded life as a private detective in a small town, far from any pop travel laser teleportation stations. Until he takes on a client who insists pop travel made his fiancé disappear.
When Cooper investigates, he finds evidence of pop travel's deadly flaw, sparking a series of murders, attempts on his life, and threats to his brother. He’d like to pass off the evidence but knows he’s being watched and can’t trust anyone. And who would believe him?
The only way he can save his brother is to fool his observers while looking for a way to expose the problem. He decides to go to the source and confront the Creator of pop travel. On his way, Cooper meets Southern siren, Geri Harper (an undercover FBI agent) who tags along despite his protests. When they reach the Creator, he has plans of his own and leads them on a wild detour.
Tara Tyler started out as a math teacher. After having a hand in everything from waitressing to rocket engineering and living up and down the Eastern US, she finally found some roots, writing and teaching in Ohio with her three active boys and Coach Husband. In addition to her novels, she has published short stories and poetry in Science Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller, and Humor. So many stories to tell!
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