I usually don't listen to music while I write. Writing in complete silence helps me concentrate and completely escape into my head without any distractions. Nevertheless, music plays a major role in my life and often helps me come up with new ideas or get me in the right mood for scenes. But here is a list of songs that have inspired me to write a book or that are mentioned in a scene themselves. Add to the list pretty much anything by Pearl Jam, Muse, The Foo Fighters, and Shinedown!

Bent Not Broken: Cedar Creek #1

Pearl Jam - Black

Pearl Jam - Sirens

Mutemath - Typical

Mutemath - Odds

Bleeker Ridge - Alright By Me

Muse - Follow Me

Muse - Time Is Runnung Out

Foo Fighters - Dear Rosemary

Shinedown - Breaking Inside

Shinedown - Second Chance

Within Temptation - Stand My Ground


Be Here Now: Cedar Creek #2

All That Remains - What If I Was Nothing

All Ends - Too Late To Apologize

Eric Clapton - Tears in Heaven (Unplugged Version)

Pearl Jam - Given To Fly

Wallflowers - One Headlight

Hinder - The Love I live For

Buckcherry - Sorry

Styx - Lorelei

Monster Truck - Sweet Mountain River

Sarah MacLachlan - Angel; Monsters

Queen - You’re My Best Friend