Music is such a huge part of my writing process. It’s key to setting the tone of a chapter, scene, plot, or character.

Here are just some of the many songs and artists that were instrumental to writing The Counting-Downers.

If you’re a fan of the novel, I really recommend looking up the lyrics, or listening to the full playlist on Spotify which you can find here.

Thank you to all of the musicians, songwriters, and producers who inspired my writing process. This book is part of your legacy ❤

The Counting-Downers Playlist:

The Chronicles of Life and Death – Good Charlotte

Fire & Rain – James Taylor (for purists) / Birdy

Autumn – Paolo Nutini

The Wind – Cat Stevens

For Good – Kristin Chenoweth & Idina Menzel (Wicked OST)

Falling Slowly – Glen Hansard & Markéta Irglová

Afire Love – Ed Sheeran

Leaving Town Alive – Bethany Joy Lenz

Everything Has Changed – Taylor Swift ft. Ed Sheeran

Bubbly (Accoustic Version) – Colbie Calliat

If – Nick Wallis

Blue Mind – Alexi Murdoch

I Was Here – Beyoncé

Forget Me Not – The Civil Wars

Blue Skies – Noah And The Whale

Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles

1963 – Rachel Yamagata

I Lived – OneRepublic

Do It Now – Ingrid Michaelson

You Know Me – Air Traffic Controller

Old Pine – Ben Howard

Kiss Me – Ed Sheeran

Lifetime – Emeli Sandé

We Will Not Grow Old – Lenka

Young Forever – Jay-Z ft. Mr Hudson

Forever Young – Bob Dylan

Weathered – Jack Garratt

Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy

Laughing With – Regina Spektor

Men of Snow – Ingrid Michaelson

The Fear – Ben Howard

Let It Be – Aretha Franklin version

C’est La Mort – The Civil Wars

Last Request – Paolo Nutini

The Girl – City and Colour

Grow Old With Me – Tom Odell

Can’t Help Falling In Love – Ingrid Michaelson

A Life That’s Good – Lennon & Maisy Stella

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