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by K.M. Walton

BEHIND THE SONG, edited by K.M. Walton

In the forthcoming YA anthology Behind the Song, a handful of literary all-stars have written stories inspired by their favorite songs (all of which you can listen to on Spotify).

Edited by K.M. Walton and featuring a foreword by Ameriie, Behind the Song includes stories from David Arnold, G. Love, Ellen Hopkins, James Howe, Beth Kephart, Elisa Ludwig, Jonathan Maberry, Donn T, E.C. Meyers, Ellen Oh, Tiffany Schmidt and EW’s senior writer Anthony Breznican. Sourcebooks will publish in September 2017.

A song to match everyone's heartbeat.

A soaring melody, a pulse-pounding beat, a touching lyric: Music takes a moment and makes it a memory. It’s a universal language that can capture love, heartbreak, loss, soul searching, and wing spreading—all in the span of a few notes. In Behind the Song, fourteen acclaimed young adult authors and musicians share short stories and personal essays inspired by the songs, the albums, the musicians who move them.

So cue up the playlist and crank the volume. This is an anthology you’ll want to experience on repeat.