I wrote the first drafts for both Anchored in the Bay and Tiny Island Summer over a nine week period in late summer 2014. It’s funny to think back and remember how–after years of circling the ideas and plots–everything came together. I listened to Cary Brothers’ album Under Control non-stop for two and a half months. While writing Tidal Patterns this past July, Fitz & the Tantrums were heavy in the rotation.
I returned to the True North series in October, ready to finish out the stories that I’ve been dreaming up. And the instant I started writing, I had to return to Cary Brothers. I kind of figured I’d switch to something else, but couldn’t. To me, his voice and sound perfectly captures the tone of the novels.
If you’re looking for the perfect soundtrack for my books, now you know.