Well, it was bound to happen. One of my characters has stepped center stage and taken over. Who is it? Jake, from this year's Christmas book, MERRY EX-MAS, which will be released in November.
Jake is a country singer. Jake wants to make it big. Jake wants his own music video.
So we gave it to him. Last night, thanks to Debra and the wonderful crew at the Tracyton Public House, Jake got his shot at fame. (Well, he had to share billing with me, his creator, but he was okay with that.)
This is such a fun, cheeky Christmas song and I can hardly wait for you all to hear it, and to see our music video.
Thanks to my friend and fellow songwriter Ed Kerr of Kerrtunes we had an amazingly professional production... that lasted much longer than I anticipated. (Why do I always forget how long it takes to do something like this?) Anyway, we had three cameras, tons of musicians, high tech equipment and decorations. And, thanks to Ted Brown music, even a Dobro. We also had Christmas cookies (actors need sustenance) and country dancers. Christmas in April!
And this was all on a nice, warm, spring-is-here, evening. I almost roasted in my winter clothes! Speaking of clothes - the mink I'm wearing is a fake mink so no minks were harmed in the filming of this music video. The only one who might have been harmed is poor Santa, who probably got a hernia from having to carry me around.
Here's a big, public thanks to all the wonderful people who came along for this ride, for our musicians and tech people, and all the friends who danced or sat in the same spot for a verrry long time. And to my darling Gerhardt, who, as usual, stole the scene he was in. I am so looking forward to seeing the finished product. And so smiling at the fun we had making this!