Blitzing the book trailers for many NY Times bestsellers this week is the non-traditional low-budget trailer for Diamond Eyes, by AA Bell.
Interview with the Author, AA Bell:
How did music play a role during the initial creative process?
Since the main character is blind, music and poetry plays an increasingly important role in the Diamond Eyes trilogy, adding sensory depth to settings as well as a few main plot twists. During the research stage, I therefore searched high and low for musicians who could play as many instruments as my main character, and play them so well, they could do it anywhere – in a garden or forest, and with a quirky sense of humour to suit the varying paces of the story, from slow and melancholy to fast-paced action. That’s how I found French Canadian, David Meshow, a young musical genius who can play at least 8 different instruments (and up to 4 at once, while singing in English, which isn’t his first language!) He also taught me how to play the most amazing electric guitar melodies around a campfire, so I could use it to increase the ‘magical’ aspects of a specific scene in Hindsight (launching in June.)
And in post production?
It seemed only natural that such unique music should play a large role in post production too. So I wrote to David for permission to use part of the music which had inspired me so much during the creative process, and sent him a copy of the book, but he was so inspired by the story, he told me he was keen to write a brand new piece just to suit it. And wow, what a fabulous example of inspiration breeding inspiration. I couldn’t be happier. And over 4000 fans also agree it’s his best yet.