I never used to be the kind of person who wrote while listening to music. Then my husband got a work-from-home job. We had to start sharing the office, and I started listening to music while I worked. After over a year of this, the music has become pretty closely entwined with my stories.

To celebrate the cover reveal of The Traitor’s Tunnel, I’m going to share the songs that have influenced the novella!

It’s less about the lyrics than the sound for me, but sometimes the lyrics apply. The novella focuses on two very different characters, so they each have their own musical sound–here are their top five songs.


  1. I Know You Care – Ellie Goulding
  2. Ribbon – Billie Marten
  3. Dance Me to the End of Love – The Civil Wars
  4. Never Forgive the Angels – Bat for Lashes
  5. Don’t Forget About Me – Cloves


  1. Say My Name – Kngdavd
  2. Ain’t No Grave – Crooked Still
  3. Dime in My Pocket – Desert Noises
  4. Arsonist’s Lullabye – Hozier
  5. Bottom of the River – Delta Rae


3 thoughts on “Playlist: THE TRAITOR’S TUNNEL

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