When naïve and sheltered Kelly Carrington agrees to sing back-up for a wild and worldly rock band called 'Checkered Past', anything can happen……and does!! With a dangerous attraction to the lead singer, she finds herself doing things she never dreamed she'd do, and all too soon she's spiralling downward into the abyss of rock 'n' roll, losing herself in her new addictions and the outrageous lifestyle. With a self-destructive lead guitarist and a psychotic fan that's hell-bent on wreaking havoc for the band at every turn, 'Checkered Past' is on the road to ruin. When tragedy strikes, Kelly and her hard-rocking bad boys come face to face with reality and realize they must make a decision as to their fate. The question is……will they be coherent enough to do so after taking a walk on the "Wild Side".
The re-release of Wild Side with Whiskey Creek Press, scheduled for July 2008, will be accompanied by the CD featured on this site - "Strong and Wild". The music acts as a soundtrack to the story, and was co-written by Lonsdale and award-winning vocalist Heidi Propp. All songs were sung by Propp, who was named ’Best Female Vocalist’ at New York City’s 2002 IMTA Awards, as well as ’Best Female Rock Artist’ in the Toronto On-Line Music Awards of 2007.