Some authors need absolute silence to work. Others need some sort of background noise. And others, like myself, can’t write without music.

Many of my stories have at least one song that either directly influenced it, or that was on repeat during the writing process. Whether the music itself spoke to me and evoked a certain character or feeling, or whether the lyrics did the same, several of my works would not have come about had it not been for the music behind them. Some stories (and series) have entire playlists. That’s why I made this page: to share a few of those playlists.

It will take some time to compile the titles and artists (and, if I can find them, the Youtube links), so check back here often.


“Arcanum 3: Someone Like You” Playlist:

“Someone Like You” – Bang Tango
“Wait For You” – The Jason Bonham Band
“Turbo Lover” – Judas Priest
“Hungry” – Lita Ford
“Crazy” – Icehouse
“(Flesh & Blood) Sacrifice” – Poison
“Rocket Queen” – Guns & Roses
“Everything You Do (You’re Sexing Me)” – Fiona w/ Kip Winger
“How Soon Is Now?” – Love Spit Love


“Shadowkings 1: The Beginning” Playlist:

“Sweetest Perfection” – Depeche Mode
“Wicked Game” – Chris Isaak
“Mea Culpa” – Enigma
“Come Undone” – Duran Duran
“A Touch of Evil” – Judas Priest
“Back to the House” – Tito & Tarantula
“Burn” – The Cure
“Bring Me to Life” – Evanescence


“The Candlewood Wraith” Playlist:

“Diary of a Madman” – Ozzy Osbourne


“Demons of Candlewood” Playlist:

“Shepherd of Fire” – Avenged Sevenfold
“Save Our Souls” – Motley Crue
“A Touch of Evil” – Judas Priest