[Diann’s Take] In September 2016 I was invited to attend the GSC Focus Event along with other GSC members. The event is an incredible opportunity to spend a weekend co-writing with industry pro writers, meeting with publishers who provide feedback on your songs, and learning about the music business. Each morning we met with a different pro write right after breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to noon with the goal of co-writing a complete song.”Beach Towel” is the song produced during my session with pro writer Kessy Timmer and my peer, Nancy Moser. This was the first time I every wrote with a pro. It started with just the title and took off from there. Kessy Timmer is an accomplished songwriter. Most recently her co-wrote “Yeah Boy” with Kelsea Ballerinai and Forest Glen Whitehead which was released on her album The First Time. Kessy, thanks for making this a perfect first-time pro co-write for me.