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Peach, by Larkin PoeMusic 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)

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Make Them Sorry, by Sam HawkenOne of the things I love to do is create “soundtracks” for my books to listen to while writing and editing whatever work I happen to be fiddling with at any given time.  While the playlists ebb and flow in terms of length and content, eventually they settle down into something of a coherent form and I’m able to share them with my readers (and editors) as a way of giving them insight into the characters and moods of any given book.

Originally my go-to was iTunes, and those playlists were for my ears alone, but in the last few years I’ve used Spotify for my soundtrack needs.  Whether a paid Spotify user, or one who accesses the service for free, everyone can hear my unofficial soundtracks.  So check them out!

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)

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Camaro Listening