- songs I listened to a lot while writing the books
- songs that (lyrically or musically) fit with the narrative and mood of the story.
- songs that feature on my fantasy soundtrack for the movie adaptations that I daydream about ALL THE TIME. Can’t even tell you how much time I spend on this. It would be embarrassing to admit it.
Most of the time it’s a combination of all of the above. Either way, these are the songs that have come to be associated with my books, for me anyway, and every time I hear them I’m right there, watching the non-existent movie adaptations as they play on the big silver screen in my mind.
I’ve just finished putting together the latest, for THE TRUTH OF DIFFERENT SKIES (out this Thursday – squeeeeeee!). One of the characters in this part of the series has an obsession with the late seventies, and most of the songs in this playlist from that era are about breaking free. The others contain the pain and longing and heat and desire that this story is imbued with throughout. It can be found on the link below and should be listened to while reading, after reading, or just whenever you’re in the mood. I mean, I have pretty great taste in music so – believe me – you can’t go too far wrong.