For Josh Ritter, being a musician is a lifelong passion that he has pursued since he was young.
But Ritter also has a passion for the literary arts. Inspired by his parents and by authors like Stephen King and Philip Roth, Ritter made the commitment to write a novel while still cultivating his musical career.
Amid the constant demands of hectic tour schedules and other demanding musical responsibilities, Ritter spent over a year writing and refining Bright's Passage, a magical, mystical and ethereal story of a World War I veteran from West Virginia. The book has received a litany of praise, including from Stephen King who wrote of Ritter's first effort: “Bright’s Passage shines with a compressed lyricism that recalls Ray Bradbury in his prime."
- Josh Ritter Think Out Loud