Soap Star Couple Author Historical Novel

Last spring, when Days of Our Lives cast mates Bill Hayes and Susan Hayes (pictured) attended the Romantic Times Readers and Writers convention in LA, they connected with Heather Bennett, the Inland Empire located co-owner of Decadent Publishing.

As Bennett walked up to say hello to Bill, a fire marshal bellowed for everyone to freeze and be counted. In the middle of this soap opera-worthy twist, she learned that the couple had completed a historical fiction manuscript. Long story short—that manuscript is now a Decadent Publishing title, Trumpet, due to for e-book release March 20 and print format a few weeks later.

“Though it has romantic elements, Trumpet is actually a sweeping historical adventure set against the backdrops of London’s stage, Egypt’s pyramids and the America of the early 1800’s,” Bennett tells FishbowlLA. “Bill and Susan have used their extensive knowledge of the theater and combined it with years of on-site research and a unique, sometimes poetic literary voice.”

This is just one of Mr. Hayes’ extracurricular strands. He once topped the Billboard charts with a rendition of “Davy Crockett,” and Bennett tells us there is also a documentary currently in the works about his life and career.

[Photo courtesy Decadent Publishing]

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.