One of my great passions is musical theatre. (I most often write in my living room, under a blanket designed with the Playbill covers of my 16 favorite shows.) Once I have a sense of the emotional arc of a novel, I create a playlist to chart that journey. While the lyrics of the songs influence my choices to some degree, it’s more about the feelings I have while listening and how those mirror the experiences of the main character.

Playlist for Ghost Lights, Kindness, and Jon Bon Jovi

Playlist for Shatterproof