Elvis was before my time, but my friend’s mother had all his records and we’d play them over and over and dance in the living room. That memory has stayed with me all my life–maybe because way back then, we thought life was pretty simple–you know, before we grew up and realized differently.
There’s just something about Elvis and his music that’s always stuck with me….
When I’m writing my books, I like to bring in bits and pieces of the past if I can and while working on the rough draft of my first women’s fiction book for Penguin/NAL (The Promise of Forgiveness March 2016)I created a diner in the small town of Unforgiven, Oklahoma, called the Jailhouse Diner, and put that restaurant inside an Airstream trailer.
The diner is owned and operated by an Osage Indian named Jimmy, who dresses up like Elvis. He even wears his jet-black hair in the famous pompadour style complete with wet locks falling onto his forehead and mutton-chop sideburns. Of course the diner is decorated with Elvis memorabilia.
Are you an Elvis fan? If not, what famous Bad Boy do you lust after?