Sour Notes: A Novel

· Conjuring Reality Media

About this ebook

Days after graduating high school, Freddie McDougal escapes his small North Carolina mountain hometown to pursue a dream of rock and roll stardom. Seventeen years later, his mother pleads for him to come home. His father has only days to live.

Returning forces Freddie onto a path of self-discovery as he unravels the truth behind the tragic car crash that claimed the life of his popular and athletic brother, Dean. Everything he thought he knew about that awful night turns out to be false.

Caught in a whirlwind of emotions, Freddie must come to terms with his failures as a musician and decide how to navigate the murky waters of old friends, enemies, and family. With newfound clarity and understanding of his past, he faces the difficult choices that lie ahead.

Will Freddie let the ghosts of the past continue to haunt him, or will he find the strength to forge a new path, guided by the lessons learned from his long overdue homecoming? In this poignant tale, Sour Notes takes readers on a journey of self-discovery, reminding us that the power to shape our future lies in understanding and embracing our past.

About the author

D.K. has lived his entire life in the Carolinas and Tennessee—from the highest elevations of the Great Smoky Mountains near Maggie Valley to the industrial towns of Gastonia and Hickory, the cities of Charlotte and Nashville, and the coastal salt marsh of Murrells Inlet.

Over the years, he’s watched the textile and furniture industries wither and the banking and service industries explode, changing the face of the region. He uses his love of storytelling to share tales about the people and places affected.

Married and living in Asheville, surrounded by his family of rescued Siberian Huskies known as The Thundering Herd, D.K. takes the characters and tales of his lifetime of experience and remembers them better for your entertainment.

For more information and to enjoy his short stories and photographs, please visit the author’s website:

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