A Union of Souls by author K. D. Richardson

Today we have author K. D. Richardson with us and he's talking about his latest release A UNION OF SOULS.
K.D. Richardson is a graduate of Miami University (Ohio). He has been a writer since 1996. Mr. Richardson has written five previous books including Reflections of Pearl Harbor, Journey Across Time, The Second Season, A Different Drummer, and Spirit of the Season. In addition, Richardson has written seven screenplays covering many genres. He is also a sports photographer and columnist for The Venice Cornerstone newspaper in his home state of Ohio.
What was the inspiration behind A Union of Souls?
I started A Union of Souls after hearing the song Chicken Fried by the Zac Brown Band. The song talks about a southern man who, "...likes his steak 'chicken fried,' a cold beer on a Friday night, a pair of jeans that fit just right..." You know, the good, relaxed life. I wondered how that man got to that position in life, so I back-tracked on his life, and as I began to write the screenplay/story, things took all sorts of crazy turns.
Tell us a little bit about A Union of Souls.
If anyone remembers the screenplay Heaven Can Wait starring Warren Beatty, you will be able to relate to A Union of Souls. In this story, two men are fatally injured at nearly the same time, but the New York bookworm, Louis Sherman survives in the body of a Georgia redneck named Travis Lane. Louis, now Travis, has to clean up the rowdy lifestyle set forth by his predecesson and try to win back the love of his soon-to-be-ex-wife.
To wipe the slate clean; what would one give for that? One man gave his life for a second chance. Louis Sherman was a New York accountant who had led a very sheltered life. Now thirty years old, obese, and lacking any real social skills, he was determined to take one last shot at having a ‘real life.’

Blue-collar Travis Lane, on the other hand, grew up in a dysfunctional Georgia home and became a wife-abusing alcoholic. He had no future. Following an accident involving these two men, Travis wakes up in the hospital with very few memories. He does, however, believe that his name is actually Louis.
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  1. Sounds like a fun story! I love that the root of it is such a fun, catchy tune! :)

  2. What an intriguing premise! I really enjoyed hearing the inspiration for the book, too. It sounds like a very enjoyable read~

  3. Hi Jemi and Shelley!

    Thanks for coming by to check this out!

  4. I love the premise of this story. It sounds marvellous.

  5. What an amazing premise!! And I loved Heaven Can Wait!! Yay!! Good luck KD Richardson, nice to meet you and your novel! Take care

  6. Anonymous03 July, 2012

    I'm going to look up the Chicken Fried song because I'm always interested to see what other writers are inspired by. It was great reading about this book and author.

  7. Having each character wake up as another, that sounds like a neat idea!

  8. Fried Chicken song inspiration is intriguing. It's great the way something can trigger such creative thoughts and work in others.

  9. Hi there Nas. You may already have seen that July's Books You Loved is now up and open for entries. Here is the link Books You Loved July Edition if you would like to contribute something.

  10. Union of Souls sounds very different, but in a wonderful way. Definitely on my to be read list. :-)


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