When I found out that Taylor Jenkins Reid was coming to Books & Books in Miami only seven days apart from her book release Daisy Jones & the Six, I screamed louder than my 14-year-old self in a Hanson concert! Daisy Jones & the Six was the one book that I was HIGHLY ANTICIPATING! This book was the one book of the year that I wish I could read for the first time and ever since I read Daisy Jones I literally have been thinking about this book every day since I have read it!
Listening to Taylor Jenkins Reid discuss her book was captivating and I loved some of the tidbits she revealed about her writing process of the book. One of the questions I asked her is the amount of detail she revealed when she described the music. The way she was writing this book was as if she was a musician herself and she revealed that her husband and brother are musicians and that’s how she was able to write about the technical aspects of the music with such precision! I am absolutely baffled at the amount of skill this woman has to create the kind of book that makes you feel like you want to google Daisy Jones & the Six! She has this incredible ability to write characters that are so real, that you wish that they existed and that’s why she is my official queen of Historical Fiction!
Daisy Jones & the Six was greatly influenced by Fleetwood Mac and other female rock stars like Linda Ronstadt! The moderator had a wealth of knowledge when it came to the seventies rock genre since she was involved in the seventies music scene as well and there was a great connection between the author and the moderator discussing their love of seventies music.
Jenkins also revealed that she was also influenced by the indie duo band The Civil Wars who broke up in 2014. There was never a response as to why they broke up but judging from the unreal chemistry they had together when they sang there were rumors of an affair. Jenkins actually said the break up with The Civil Wars is what greatly influenced the beginnings of Daisy Jones & the Six!
Now the news that made me fangirl-squeal was when she revealed to our book audience for the first time that she is actually writing a new book that is set in the eighties in Malibu, California! Taylor Jenkins Reid is my MVP of Historical Fiction in my eyes and this is probably going to be another Taylor Jenkins Reid book that will rip me apart!
Taylor Jenkins Reid in person is an absolute love and I am so happy and thrilled to have the opportunity to meet this incredible woman! She is so sweet and personable that I was actually comfortable enough to ask her advice for the current book I am writing. Meeting Taylor Jenkins Reid was one of my best literary moments of the year! While I impatiently wait for Taylor Jenkins Reid to write another book I am just going to continue shipping Daisy and Billy while listening to my Daisy Jones & the Six Spotify playlist!