Dream Catchers Soundtrack Selection: Haley’s Letter by Tortured AKA James Manzello #MusicMonday

HaleysLetterArtworkThis #MusicMonday, I am featuring “Haley’s Letter”, an original song from DREAM CATCHERS.  I wrote the lyrics with actor/musician/comedian James Manzello who also composed the music.  James also performs the song, which is available on all online retailers for purchase and streaming under the fictional band name Tortured!  I am so proud of how this song turned out and recently made a lyric video for people to enjoy!

SONG: “Haley’s Letter” (Available for purchase on iTunes. Also available for streaming on Spotify/Rhapsody)

ARTIST: Tortured (fictional band from “Dream Catchers”)

BOOK: “Dream Catchers” (Purchase on Amazon / Barnes & Noble / iTunes or purchase the entire Vol. I of the “Dream Catchers Series“)

CHARACTERS: Jordan and Haley

INSIGHT: In “Dream Catchers”, Jordan writes a song for Haley.  The two main characters started off not liking each other and develop a deep relationship.  Knowing they may never speak again after they leave New York, Jordan writes his band’s first ever love song, which completely floors Haley who is not used to being the center of attention.

When working with James Manzello on the production of “Haley’s Letter”, I sent him the scene in the book and explained my 30 Seconds to Mars-vibe of Tortured.  The final result was a harrowing love song that has the crescendoing Mars effects, but also a sound all its own.  The track was produced by Frans Mernick in Staten Island.



  • Sandy Lo

    Sandy Lo’s personal story is inspiring. She started, StarShine Magazine, an online publication in 2001, at the age of 18. She wrote her first novel in 2009, “Lost In You,” followed by the “Dream Catchers” Series. She was the first person ever to professionally interview Taylor Swift and has received personal endorsements for her books from members of boy bands Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees. Recently, she has been seeing some tremendous momentum in book sales on Kindle. She has been included on the “50 Writers You Should Be Reading” list by The Authors Show, and “Dream Catchers”, “Breaking The Moon” and “Indigo Waters” reached the Top 100 Best Selling Coming of Age novels in Amazon’s Kindle Store. What makes this even more unique, is that Sandy relocated from NY to Nashville in order to write “The Watch Dog,” which is set in a fictional town outside of Music City. “The Watch Dog” reached the Top 10 Ghost Stories on Amazon. Aside from her writing projects, Sandy is also a freelance digital strategist.