Novelist Mark Parsons in his music studio

Published at 3:20 p.m. on March 7, 2014 | Modified at 3:21 p.m. on March 7, 2014

Mark Parsons, author of the young adult novel "Road Rash," explains his book, playing drums and his family band, Risky Whippet (with wife/fellow author Wendelin Van Draanen) while offering a tour of his Pismo Beach recording studio.

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