Here are the top reasons why I decided to set No Sad Songs in the 90s. Thank you Nat’s Cloud for hosting this as part of the blog tour!
Today I’m joined by Frank Morelli with a Guest Post
Oh, How I Miss the 90s: Why I Set My Novel in the Greatest Decade that Ever Was
When I tell people I wrote a novel for young adults that is set in the 1990s I get a lot of eye rolls and stifled, behind-the-palm laughter and I just don’t get it. Look, I understand how important it is to live in the present. I do it every day. Isn’t that enough? I mean, was it really such a blasphemous decision to set No Sad Songs in the decade in which I felt most equipped to tell the story, back when I was a teen and watching my own grandfather go through the daily struggle of an Alzheimer’s victim? Is it really such a problem for me to not be obsessed with the minute-by-minute, social media soaked lives we’re now…
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