The Soundtracks of Different Skies

My Spotify soundtracks for the Ventura series are a combination of:

  • 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.

TLODB: The Soundtrack

The Loneliness of Distant Beings hits shelves in just six weeks, so I’m celebrating by sharing the playlist I’ve made for it.  Most of these are songs I listened to while writing the book, and I always think that whatever you’re listening to has a massive effect on the atmosphere of what you end up with. Basically it’s the soundtrack to the movie you have playing in your head, the one you’re frantically typing away trying to record and evoke.  And yeah, these are also the kinds of songs that should totally be used when if (oh the hell with it) WHEN the book gets made into a film.

And I mean I reckon it would work pretty well as an accompaniment to reading too.