Mood Music

Music and writing go together for many authors.  I generally select songs that go with the chapter or scene after I’ve written it, then use the songs I’ve collected to keep me in the characters as I move on to the next chapter.  Some songs belong to certain characters, some belong to certain scenes, and one kind of encapsulates the whole story for me.


These say “Whirlwind” to me.

  • Your Guardian Angel, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

  • You and Me, Lifehouse (the song played at the wedding)
  • 100 Years, Five for Fighting (Jason and Chase’s gift to Mitch and Ann)
  • SexyBack, Justin Timberlake
  • Make a Memory, Bon Jovi
  • What Hurts the Most, Rascal Flatts
  • Stay With You, The Goo Goo Dolls
  • I Can’t Drive 55, Sammy Hagar
  • Mission Impossible Theme, orig. Lalo Schifrin
  • Lights, Journey (Ringtone for Mel’s mom)
  • Friends in Low Places, Garth Brooks (Ringtone for Mitch)
  • These Hard Times, Matchbox Twenty
  • When You’re Gone, Avril Lavigne
  • Nobody Knows, P!nk
  • Open Arms, Journey