Howdy everyone! So much like my last book, The Showstopper!, I’ve decided that I’m going to start posting chapter-by-chapter installments from Camp Ferguson on this website so people can get a sense of what my new novel is all about. Of course, I’ll only be publishing up to a certain point: if you want to know how it ends, you’ll have to get the book for yourself.
In the meantime, though, here’s something else to whet your appetite, or maybe even go along with the book if you’ve bought it already. I’ve always been a big fan of music, and a lot of times when I’m writing, I’ll either be inspired to create a certain scene or write things a certain way because of a song I’ve heard. In my head, my books kind of play out like movies or TV shows a lot of the time, complete with awesome soundtracks. So I figured I’d put it down on paper and give you all an accompanying group of songs (or for those of you who haven’t read the book yet, maybe a little teaser) to go along with it. I give you Camp Ferguson: The Official Soundtrack to the Novel. And for your convenience, I’ve even linked to some YouTube videos of the songs themselves so you can listen without having to buy them all up.
Enjoy! Oh, and while they’re roughly in chronological order with some fun little titles, I won’t tell you point by point exactly where they fit into the story. I’ll leave that part to your own imagination.
1. Opening: Music for the Drive (“Superstition”, Stevie Wonder)
2. You Don’t Know Jack (“The Lazy Song”, Bruno Mars)
3. On the Train (“The Midnight Special”, Creedence Clearwater Revival)
4. Meet Danny Falco (“Oh, Wisconsin!”, Locksley)
5. Welcome to Camp Prospero (“Magical Mystery Tour”, The Beatles)
6. Lords and Mastersons (“No Rest for the Wicked”, Cage the Elephant)
7. The World According to Lucas (“People are Strange”, The Doors)
8. Tessa’s Anthem (“Bottle It Up”, Sara Bareilles)
9. Camp Prospero Blues (“Iko Iko”, The Dixie Cups)
10. Two and a Half Men (“Stuck in the Middle with You”, Stealers Wheel)
11. Punching Down (“Run Through the Jungle”, Creedence Clearwater Revival)
12. Give My Regards to Broadway (“Act Naturally”, The Beatles)
13. The Showdown (“War”, Edwin Starr)
14. Total Recall (“Christmas in the Room”, Sufjan Stevens)
15. Free at Last (“We Are the Champions”, Queen)
16. Renegades (“Renegades”, X Ambassadors)
17. Graduation Day (“Dancing in the Moonlight”, King Harvest)
18. Ending Credits (“All Summer Long”, Kid Rock)
19. Camp Ferguson Theme (“The Whip”, Locksley)