Music is an important part of my creative process. Almost always when working on a book, I assemble a quasi-soundtrack which includes songs that either inspired scenes or characters, or exemplify elements I’ve already come up with. There’s another entry talking about this (link), so I recommend checking that out if you want to see full examples of what I mean.
The artists who inspire my work on Camaro are many and varied, but there’s one band to which I return time and again: Larkin Poe (link). You’ll forgive me if I plug them here, because I absolutely adore their work, including the fantastic covers they post frequently to YouTube. There’s a version of “Black Betty” (link) — which they recorded in a shower stall — and is something you really need to hear.
My unofficial soundtrack for Walk Away (link) includes my single favorite Larkin Poe song, “Trouble in Mind” (link), and I absolutely recommend you listen to it, even if you listen to nothing else they’ve ever done. You will be impressed, I guarantee.
Recently Larkin Poe went on tour with Bob Seger (link). Unfortunately I was unable to make any one of those shows, which is going to be a regret I carry for a long while.
Be sure to get your copy of Make Them Sorry, the latest Camaro Espinoza thriller, available for purchase at your favorite bookseller on August 7th. (link)