Adam Lambert

A New Cover for AMERICAN STAR

I noticed that they gave my book AMERICAN STAR II, a new cover. The transition hasn’t been complete yet and there are still old covers floating around, so I figured I’d put both up here to show the differences. The older one is on the left, and the newer one on the right.
This book is a romance, with a man and a woman, and a very happy ending. But it has a strong LGBT sub-plot, too. And the BT part of LGBT is where the focus lies. It’s also loosely based on the TV show, “American Idol.” All of my characters are fictional, and none are even loosely based on actual “American Idol” contestants. And yet one of the characters is almost identical to Adam Lambert. This was an accident. When I wrote the book, long before last season’s “American Idol” began, I had no idea there would ever be a contestnt like Adam Lambert on “American Idol.”
It’s interesting how these things happen by accident. I know other writers who say the same things happen to them. They write things that eventually come true. I wish I could predict lottery numbers this way.

American Idol? Sometimes You Just Can’t Predict These Things…

When I first thought about writing AMERICAN STAR, I knew I had to handle the storyline with care. It had to mimmick the TV show, “American Idol,” in a broad sense as a reality show, but it also had to take on a life of its own as far as storyline went. I didn’t want any of the characters, minor or main, to resemble any one particular person involved with the TV show. It was tempting, but I didn’t do it.

And then I read this, followed by photos of handsome young Adam Lambert, a new contestant on “American Idol,” posing with a guy. AMERICAN STAR couldn’t possibly be fictionalized any more than it already is. But this season of “American Idol” seems to be following the book. And I personally want to offer my support to Adam. He really is one of the most talented singers ever to hit the American Idol stage. And I’m going to be casting my vote his way as long as he remains a contestant.