"Flying Through Music" Author Sue Zeidler Chats About New Young Adult Fiction Book - Page 3
I remember feeling absolutely giddy when I realized I would have Zoey morph into the blues in “Flying Through Music” and that she would actually turn blue. That was fun — trying to figure out how to make her morph into the different musical elements and trying to match it up with history.
Can you tell us about your upcoming third book in the series?
Sure, the third book will deal with music and medicine. In each of my books, I explore the power of music. In “The Practice Room”, Zoey goes back in time and sees how music helped unite a torn and divided New York City following deadly race riots in 1930s Harlem. There was a powerful healing force during the Vietnam War era and Woodstock and even helped keep spirits up during the sinking of the Titanic. In “Flying Through Music,” I took a slightly different approach and explored how powerful it is to follow one's passion, whether it is to make music, or to fly a plane or anything. In both books, Zoey evolves and matures as a person and throughout all her ups and downs she keeps coming back to the fact that if she focuses on her music, she will be all right because it is so important to be true to one's self. In the third book, she will see firsthand the power that music has to heal people. She will encounter a character in great medical need and go back in time to help that person. In writing both my books, I've come across some great resources on the growing science involving the study of music and the brain.
Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?
Don't stop yourself. Let it bleed. You can always edit and revise later. It’s important to be uninhibited.
Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans?
I love to get feedback! Feel free to email me your reactions. It’s also fun to hear who readers picture as characters on the big screen!
For more information on Susan Zeidler and her books “The Practice Room” and “Flying Through Music” visit http://www.flyingthroughmusic.com.