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Hello and welcome from Stevie Turner’s Blog! I hope you checked out her books. She’s from the UK. How cool is that?
Music has had a special place in my life, although I often don’t feel I can make that claim as a foray into clarinet playing as a girl turned into the torture of the family dog, who howled through practices. I also don’t feel I can make a claim because I can’t name all these bands and their members, reciting bios, and mix in musical lingo like many an obsessed fan. For me, that’s not necessary to enjoy music and have it take a large role in my life. That’s just being obsessed. I used to work for FYE (United States Entertainment retail store specializing in music and movies), so there is that.
I have playlists for my books. Which you can read about here:
- The Avid Reader: Blue Honor Soundtrack
- Music & Writing: Guest post by K. Williams for #MusicTuesday
- Rogues Angels: Author Interview (OP-DEC)
- Do you ever make play lists for your writing? Here’s the soundtrack I made for The Trailokya Trilogy…(Spoiler alert?)
- Trailokya Trilogy inspired by life, mythology and dreams.
(The Trailokya Trilogy “Soundtrack” on Spotify. Listen to the music that helped inspire K. Williams to write the books.)
I probably listen to music that you wouldn’t equate to an intellectual type for some reason or another. Most are startled to find out that I prefer the sounds you’d hear coming out of a New York City beat club in the middle of the night than a country girl’s apartment. I have always loved electronic. From industrial, house, trap and on, you can bet my list is hopping. Metal will make an occasional show when it’s close to industrial, but more likely you will find club music from the 1940s–swing. I like Jazz, and boast an immense collection of Sinatra, filled in by all the greats. Nina Simone is to die for. Classical and New Age before Country. I just cannot stand the sounds of country music, but you will find a few on the Trailokya list from the late 1990s via some artists who dabbled in crossover work, which was big then.
Regardless, you will find me rocking out and singing along to the music as I work on my latest book, blog or retort on Facebook. I feel the music, deep and . I have no time for those who say ‘rap is crap’ while touting their single kind of music as the end all. It doesn’t matter to me what others think of the music I listen to, because it is my time, my ears, my brain and my heart that is touched by the sounds I do enjoy. A change would be a disservice to my art and freedom. Music isn’t about controlling and conforming. It is about expression and freedom. So rock on and respect.
Check out our next author’s answer to this great question over at Zeecé Lugo‘s Blog.
Zeecé Lugo was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in Brooklyn. She joined the Air Force and saw the world. She got a degree in English literature from Saginaw Valley in Michigan and then became a science teacher at Miami-Dade. Figure that one out! She now lives surrounded by mountains in a Caribbean island with her fifteen-year-old little dog, Wicked. She stays away from the news, pushy people, and up to recently, social networking. She is finally doing what she always wanted to do; she reads, she enjoys the views surrounding her home, and she writes. Her first novel, Daniel’s Fork, is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD here. A Time for Love (a novella sequel) and Edge of The World (short story) are also available at major eBook sellers. She is currently at work on her next novels. Zeecé Lugo is her writing name.
Zeecé has always loved reading. Her early loves were Agatha Christie, Victoria Holt, Dorothy Eden, Issac Asimov, Ursula K. Leguin, and other such writers that are now out of fashion. Tolkien is a love that came back into fashion. Below are links to indie novels that you can download, many of them for FREE, and that she herself has enjoyed and recommends. This links will take you to downloads for most popular formats including Kindle and ePub, at Smashwords.
Stevie Turner hails from East Anglia, UK, and attributes the countryside of her home with giving her the inspiration to write. She has found her unique voice writing the kind of novels women like to read. To date she has self-published seven books, mainly dealing with the darker side of relationships and always a bit of humor. You can find details of her books on the website http://www.stevie-turner-author.co.uk/
Stevie is married, with two sons and three grandchildren. If she isn’t writing or working, then you’ll find her walking around her pretty country village. Return to Stevie’s Blog.