Sunday, October 30, 2016

Falling Awake Playlist


As I've mentioned before, music plays a big role in my writing. I'm constantly being inspired by songs, music videos and my favorite bands!

So, in honor of release day on Tuesday, I've compiled a list of songs that I listened to and/or drew inspiration from while writing my latest book, Falling Awake.

Here it is:

The Killers – Be Still
Decyfer Down – Crash
Athlete – Wires (basically the theme song for the whole book!)
Morning Parade – Headlights
July for Kings – Blue
Cold War Kids – Hospital Beds
Zack Hemsey – Vengeance
Keane – Higher than the Sun
The Killers – Smile Like You Mean It
Paramore – The Only Exception
Travis – Mother
Art of Dying – Best I Can
Lifehouse – Easier to Be
Fran Healy – Anything
Lifehouse – From Where You Are
Long-view – When You Sleep
Saliva – So Long



Listen, read and enjoy!

Monday, October 17, 2016

I will wait for you...

Coming soon. Very soon.
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Sunday, October 2, 2016

The Wave

Back in 2010 I saw Keane in concert and it was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. (Click here to read that oldie but goodie blog post.) Fast forward six years and Keane's lead singer Tom Chaplin has announced he is releasing his own album on October 14th. Yay! I am so excited!

Tom has been through a lot in the last few years and you can read more about his inspiring story and his introduction to the album on his website here.

Below are two music videos to help give you an idea of why I'm anxiously awaiting the full album... (I dare you to not start crying!)





Tom Chaplin's debut solo album is available to pre-order now.


And if you aren't familiar with Keane already, I highly recommend all of their albums, but The Best Of seems like a pretty good place to start...


This wonderfully talented band has been providing me with inspirational music for my books for as long as I've been writing. ~RV


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