Music has been known to inspire writers and to influence the way they work. When I am writing, I prefer no external distractions. However, I often play music as a precursor to writing, to access a certain mood.
Perhaps this is why music often finds its way into my work.
Evangeline, the protagonist of my novel LOST & WAITING, has been unable to listen to music since she suffered a personal tragedy. Everything changes when she embarks on a plant hunting expedition to Chile.
Not all the tracks listed here appear in the novel, but they were there in its formation.
See also my blog on art as inspiration.