Maggie Mae Gallagher | Remember Me Playlist
April 10, 2015
Music. It transcends time, harkens us back to moments in our lives, both the
good and bad, just by a few beats or stanzas from our favorite song. Music has
always been something that inspires my creativity. I actually have a bachelor’s
degree in music, so it was not a far leap when I began writing novels for music
to play a huge part in my inspiration.
Often times, music will help me plot (as much as this pantster is willing to
plot) so that I understand the overarching theme of the book. A simple song will
make the image of an important scene blossom in my mind that is often one of the
major turning points for the book. It helps provide me with insights into my
character’s motivations. In fact, the song Remember Me by Josh Groban is
where the kernel of the idea for this book was born. That’s typically the way
creativity happens for me. Even my urban fantasy series The Cantati
Chronicles came out of the song A Dustland Fairytale by The Killers.
So it should come as no surprise that by the time I finish a novel, I have a
playlist that actually follows the storyline of the book.
ME my heroine and hero are forced to reconcile that this might not be the
only lifetime they have loved each other. If you love music as much as I do,
take a listen to the REMEMBER ME Playlist.
Up by Arcade Fire
My Head by The Fray
- Centuries by Fall Out Boy
- Crystal By Stevie Nicks
Kiss by Faith Hill
- Brighter Than The Sun by Colbie Caillat
- Waiting for the End by Linkin Park
(feat. Mikky Ekko) by Rhianna
- Remember Me by Josh Groban
Belong Together by Gavin DeGraw
Do you make playlists for different events in your life? Leave a comment below
to be entered to win an ebook copy of REMEMBER ME.
The Heart Never Forgets…
When world renowned psychic, Madelyn Rose, accepts a missing children’s case on
the Navajo Reservation, she believes it is a case she is more than capable of
solving. What she never expects is for Detective Bronx Daniels to dredge up
images of their shared past life and challenge the foundation of her future. In
the wide open spaces of the Arizona desert, Madelyn and Bronx are forced to rely
upon each other for survival as they race to save the abducted boys from the
will of a madman. But with her life on the line, will Madelyn risk it all for a
love that crosses time?
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About Maggie Mae Gallagher
Bestselling Author Maggie Mae Gallagher doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t
writing. When she was a kid she acted out her favorite scenes, only better, with
her brother and cousin. As a teenager, she wrote reams of poetry, but realized
her true love lay with creating characters and stories. A former music and
history major, Maggie is a total geek at her core. When she is not writing, she
adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She
lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her two furry felines.
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16 comments posted.
Re: Maggie Mae Gallagher | Remember Me Playlist
I wish I was attentive enough to make a playlist for different events in my life, but alas, I don't have the attention span to put one together before my mind wanders off into another topic.
(Lisa L. 1:10pm April 9, 2015)
Listening to some playlists by authors has been very
interesting. Music I would never have heard otherwise because I
usually listen to jazz.
(Susan Beamon 4:55pm April 10, 2015)
I make a new playlist at least once a month, and it tends to
have songs in it that fit for that month. If I have a concert
coming up, I'll put that on it. If I stumble upon a song in a
movie, show, book, or anything else, that goes on it too. It's
cool to go back through them, and to relive some of those
(Heather Machel 7:37pm April 10, 2015)
My kids do my Playlists for me
(Karen Kane 10:31pm April 10, 2015)
YES, one day I should make a playlist of my favorite songs.
I love this one: Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley and
you can check it out on songlyrics.com and Yes I believe
that Love can conquer all time and space. Congrats on your
new book: REMEMBER ME. I would love to win and read it this
year. I love the book cover too! Thank You so much. Cecilia
Dunbar Hernandez CECE
(Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez 11:09pm April 10, 2015)
I love playlists. I associate certain playlists with certain books I read.
(Pam Howell 3:54pm April 11, 2015)
This book sounds really good Love the play list too
(Delia Chavez 12:40pm April 12, 2015)
I don't make playlists, but like the idea.
(Lucinda Larson 8:34am April 12, 2015)
I don't usually have a playlist. I just put 5 cd's in and hit
play, then randam, then play again. I just keep switching them
every so oftenl
(Nancy Luebke 2:51pm April 12, 2015)
I have playlists for my various moods. They are fun to put together and can
add so much. I have sixties rock songs for my walking playlist, soft jazz for
evening listening, and country tunes for gardening!
(Deborah Poston 7:38pm April 12, 2015)
Right now my husband is listening to a playlist of Irish drinking songs while
doing the Taxes, I hope they turn out alriight! :)
(Mary Mccoy 9:11pm April 12, 2015)
no special playlist
(Susan Gannon 6:38am April 13, 2015)
I have multiple playlists on Youtube. I love music that is
taylored to my needs
(Allyson Nobles 11:20am April 13, 2015)
I keep it simple. I love to read, so I keep a list of books I want to purchase. I've never thought about a playlist of music.
(Anna Speed 11:47am April 13, 2015)
I don't make playlist at all
(Angela Parrish 4:35pm April 13, 2015)
Even though I don't make playlists, it is interesting to see what music inspires a writer. Thanks for sharing.
(Bonnie Hometchko 9:30pm April 23, 2015)
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