I have been tasked with assembling a list of authors from whom I draw inspiration and/or influence. Said authors must be living, as the publisher is looking for blurbs for Driftwood.

{Have I mentioned my novel comes out next year? Have I? Because it does. And it’s a good ‘un. And the one I am writing now is shaping up to be even better. Shazam, etc.}

I have a working list, but when I think of influence and inspiration, I think of musicians. Music drives me, saves me, challenges me. Can I have musicians read the book and extol its virtues in pithy sound bites? Is that something that is done? Have I ever done anything the “right” way, anyway? Bah and blargh and whatnot.

Rock on, my rascals.