You may wonder “Why music?”. What does music have to do with writing? For me: a lot. First of all I love music in many forms. Often I need music playing in the background when I’m writing. Music that fits the story even. I find that writing action-filled Hilda scenes goes very well with the music of Edenbridge, Leaves’ Eyes or even Krypteria. Lily Marin’s novel was written with lots of music from Unwoman and Abney Park.
Many of my books even contain little hints to songs, and some have hints that are quite clear, for example the hard to miss mention of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in Hilda – Cats.
What many people may not know is that I also play music. I’ve had musical lessons for accordeon (some write this as accordion, I’ll forgive you) for many years, I can play piano and organ, as well as native american flute and Bodhran. Yes. Music is important to me.