Thornton Cline
Ever since his mother signed him up for piano lessons, Thornton Cline has been writing non-stop. With over 1,000 published songs, 150 recorded songs, twenty adult and children’s books published, Thornton Cline has been nominated multiple times for Grammy and Dove Awards. Cline has been honored with “Songwriter of the Year” twice-in-a-row, and received a Platinum Certified Award for sales of over one million album units in Europe. He won the first place Maxy Literary Award 2017 for “Children’s Young Adult Book”, and has had his songs recorded by Engelbert Humperdinck, Gloria Gaynor, Rebecca Holden, Gary Puckett, Tim Murphy, Ray Peterson, Tammy Trent, and Matt Newton. 

Several of Cline’s books have made the top 10 on the Amazon sales charts. Earlier this year his song, Catch a Snowflake, recorded by Matt Newton. reached many of the top 10 playlists of radio in UK and Europe. Cline is an in-demand author, musician, songwriter and speaker. He has judged major regional music competitions and has been a speaker for the winter and summer NAMM Shows for the past seven years. Cline continues to mentor, teach and inspire aspiring authors and songwriters all around the world as CEO/president of his publishing company, Clinetel Music.  Thornton Cline lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee with his wife, Audrey and cat, Kiki.

The Pickup Guy
By Thornton Cline and Ty Wootten
Jason Sears tells his story of a financially struggling, 17-year-old, full-time college student starting his freshman year at Fairfield University, juggling and balancing his time between classes, studying to keep his grades up, working hard to please his demanding girlfriend, and trying to have some fun as a student while picking up suicides, DOA’s, dismembered corpses and badly-decomposed bodies, twenty-four-seven for Burns Brothers Funeral Home.

Jason finds himself, unknowingly, drawn into the shady, unscrupulous dealings of Chad Burns, son of the owner, Roger Burns. His academic studies are going down the toilet. His relationship with Savannah is in jeopardy. Jason is faced with the dilemma of whether to quit the crooked funeral home business, gaining his life and freedom back; or to continue down the evil, dark path of destruction, losing Savannah for good as well as to possibly end up a corpse himself, or face prison time as the FBI is quickly closing in on him. He could lose it all including his life and reputation.


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