Mad Men meets Nashville in this debut mystery set in 1963, written by Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Cynthia Weil. "I loved everything about I'm Glad I Did... Not just brava, Cynthia. Bravissima " --Carole King, multi-Grammy winning singer-songwriter of Tapestry and author of the New York Times bestseller A Natural Woman New York City, summer of 1963: JJ Green is a born songwriter--a major problem, since her family thinks the music business is a cesspool of lowlifes and hustlers. Defying them, she secretly takes an internship at the Brill Building, the epicenter of a new sound called rock and roll. When she finds a writing partner in Luke Silver, a boy with mesmerizing green eyes, JJ believes she is living her dream. They'll even be cutting their first demo with legendary singer Dulcie Brown. But soon JJ's dream is shattered by tragedy, and she must navigate a web of troubled pasts, hidden identities, and tangled secrets--before it snares her, too.
About the Author
Cynthia Weil is a member of the Rock and Roll and Songwriters Halls of Fame, as well as the multi-Grammy-winning songwriter of classic songs like "On Broadway," "We Gotta Get Out of This Place," "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" (the most performed song of the 20th century), and "Somewhere Out There," which was a double Grammy winner and an Oscar nominee. A New Yorker at heart, she has lived in Southern California for many years with her husband and writing partner, Barry Mann. Cynthia's and Barry's younger selves and their songs are featured in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway. I'm Glad I Did is her first novel.