Happier, Forgotten. A Playlist In Progress for a Work in Progress about a Life in Progress

It’s November, and I’ve decided to dive in and do NaNoWriMo again this year. I failed last year (but that book will still be finished and released – it’s just on hold!). But this month I’m working on a brand new book. It’s called ‘Happier, Forgotten’ and it’s gonna be depressing as hell. Kind of like if Morrissey and The Cure had a baby and that baby was a book. I hinted at it a while back, but never got around to writing it. But it’s been back there in…

Official Playlist for ‘A CONFESSION’

Here it is – the official playlist for ‘A Confession.’ Songs that basically match the mood, feeling and general storyline of the book. Think of it as the soundtrack to the as-yet-filmed movie version. Lana Del Rey: “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” Folk Implosion: “Natural One” Doves: “Lost Souls” Starsailor: “Born Again” The Cranberries: “Ode to My Family” Eels: “Selective Memory” Beach House: “Space Song” Smashing Pumpkins: “Landslide” Ryan Adams: “Out of the Woods” Freedy Johnston: “Bad Reputation” Frente!: Bizarre Love Triangle The Pretenders: “Don’t Get Me Wrong” Pink Floyd:…

Writing to a Soundtrack

If you’re at all familiar with me, you know music plays a major part in my life. Besides working in the music industry for the past twenty years, I’m also just a huge music fan. As such, it should come as no surprise that music is a major influence on my writing. Readers of my first novel, ‘The Trouble With Being God: A Philosophical Thriller,’ may recall that throughout that book I had footnotes marking specific songs to play at certain parts of the book. They were there as the…