As I’ve stated plenty of times before, music inspires my writing in such a profound way.  Some people can’t write or read while listening to music.  For me, music assists in anything I do as a soundtrack–to my novels, to my emotions, to memories. It is this reason I have decided to celebrate each #MusicMonday with a song selection and a little insight on a scene/character that it fits.

SONG: “What You Gonna Do” (Purchase on iTunes)

ARTIST: Hunter Hayes

BOOK: “Take Me Home” (Purchase on Amazon)

CHARACTERS: Drew Ashton and Cami Woods

INSIGHT: In “Take Me Home”, Drew and Cami have a spring fling that she sees no future in.  Cami is prideful, guarded, and feels extremely alone in the world.  Drew, in contrast, is warm, open and believes there could be a future for them.  He sees something inside Cami that most others don’t see–a loyal and loving heart. The lyrics to “What You Gonna Do” makes me feel like if Drew were to sing a song to Cami, it would be this one.

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Sandy Lo’s personal story is inspiring. She started, StarShine Magazine, an online publication in 2001, at the age of 18. She wrote her first novel in 2009, “Lost In You,” followed by the “Dream Catchers” Series. She was the first person ever to professionally interview Taylor Swift and has received personal endorsements for her books from members of boy bands Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees. Recently, she has been seeing some tremendous momentum in book sales on Kindle. She has been included on the “50 Writers You Should Be Reading” list by The Authors Show, and “Dream Catchers”, “Breaking The Moon” and “Indigo Waters” reached the Top 100 Best Selling Coming of Age novels in Amazon’s Kindle Store. What makes this even more unique, is that Sandy relocated from NY to Nashville in order to write “The Watch Dog,” which is set in a fictional town outside of Music City. “The Watch Dog” reached the Top 10 Ghost Stories on Amazon. Aside from her writing projects, Sandy is also a freelance digital strategist.

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