Isn’t music wonderful? I can’t speak for other writers, but music has a great deal of influence on my writing. “Woman King,” for example, shares its name with a song by Iron and Wine, an amazing indie bluegrass band.

I have to confess that I can’t actually have the music blaring while I write. But when I’m exercising, walking in the park or just sitting quietly, I let the songs I’m listening to spark my imagination.

Sometimes one song can be the key to an entire scene in my book. And you’ll probably notice that music and musicians play a major role in the “Woman King” trilogy.

Sadly, I’m not musically inclined. I play no instruments and can’t sing a note. But I love to listen and, thanks to apps like Spotify, I can indulge my curiosity and explore all kinds of genres and artists from around the world.

I’ve decided to share a playlist of songs connected to “Woman King.” I hope you enjoy the music. Maybe you’ll even be able to tell which chapters connect to specific songs. Feel free to drop me a line and let me know about the music you enjoy! — Evette

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Aimee Mann – Looking for Nothing

The Devil Makes Three – Aces and Twos

The Rolling Stones – Soul Survivor

Split Enz – I Got You

Cat Stevens – Hard Headed Woman

The Doors – Moonlight Drive – New Stereo Mix Advanced Resolution

Alanis Morissette – Head Over Feet

The Devil Makes Three – Poison Trees

Allen Toussaint – St. James Infirmary

Crowded House – Amsterdam

The Rolling Stones – Sympathy for the Devil

The Psychedelic Furs – Here Come Cowboys

Natasha Richardson – Mein Herr

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