Music is a huge part of my writing. I use it to focus and to help set a theme or voice for my books. It was especially important while writing When Stars Come Out. I needed music that helped me remember High School, and that could elicit all the feels. Some of my favorite bands were (and still are) The Academy Is..., My Chemical Romance, Paramore, and Fall Out Boy. The playlists here are just a few chosen songs of the many I listened to while writing. Each song speaks to something in When Stars Come Out, and while I can't go into detail on each one, I've offered a summary of just a few below.