The music that inspired I Have People
Music always inspires me and makes my imagination soar.
I have a disc of favorite singles I've downloaded from iTunes in my car. Whenever my hubby and I go on a car trip, we listen to it over and over. Somehow, my hubby endures it!
Every single song on my disc goes along with one of my books—in my mind, that is. As we listen to the songs, I often say, this song goes with . . . Sierra. Or this song goes with Lancaster House. My hubby now knows which songs go with each book. I’m pretty sure he could recite them in his sleep! What a trooper!
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I’m never sure if anyone else will understand the connection of a certain song with a certain book. I often feel the connection is only in my mind. Regardless, I love to share what song goes with which scene in my books. While writing I always picture the scene in my head, like a movie playing in my mind--and my favorite songs become the background music. Music helps me to visualize a scene.
If you've already read I Have People, maybe you’ll feel the connection to the below songs!
When I picture Holly observing Gabriel from afar, I think of this song:
I, Who Have Nothing by Jordin Sparks
When I picture Holly and Gabe falling in love, I think of this song:
Falling Slowly by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
When I picture Gabe proposing to Holly, I think of this song: (view the amazing performance by Pink at the Grammys)
Glitter in the Air by Pink
When I picture Holly learning the truth of Cal’s past and making the decision to leave him, I think of this song:
Rolling in the Deep by Adele
When I picture Holly leaving Cal, I think of this song:
No Surprise by Daughtry
When I picture the abuse Holly endured at Cal’s hands, I think of this song: (I love this version)
Love the way you Lie by Colton Dixon