Deriso Changes Tune with Upcoming Novel

November 7, 2017

  When Christine Hurley Deriso embarked on her 10th book last year, she had no trouble nailing the rhythm of the story. “I’m a lifelong music lover, and I’d recently started writing songs with my brother, a musician and producer in Nashville,” says Deriso. “The experience was so exhilarating that I knew I wanted to capture the energy for my book.” The book, a contemporary young-adult novel titled “All the Wrong Chords,” follows 18-year-old Scarlett Styles through a summer of grief, turmoil, discovery and, ultimately, love. “Scarlett is grieving the loss of her brother, who dies of an overdose after becoming addicted to the opioids prescribed to treat a basketball injury,” says Deriso. “I know so many families affected by opioid addiction, and I wanted to give voice to the wonderful people who through no fault of their own get caught up in this tragedy.” But the book, she stresses, is ultimately hopeful and buoyant. “Scarlett is spending the...

“All the Wrong Chords” Trailer Launches

September 24, 2017

Check out the "All the Wrong Chords" video here, and read my blog to learn about the making of the trailer.

“All the Wrong Chords” Album Launching Soon

July 10, 2017

The music featured in the novel, "All the Wrong Chords" (Flux, December 2017) will be available soon on iTunes ( In the meantime, click here to hear the first single from the album:

Things I’d Rather Do Than Die

June 27, 2017

"Things I'd Rather Do Than Die," a young-adult novel from Flux, will launch in 2018. Stay tuned for more details....

All The Wrong Chords

June 27, 2017

"All the Wrong Chords," a young-adult novel from Flux, will launch December 12, 2017. Information about signings and other events coming soon....

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