Music plays a huge role in my life and it’s particularly important for my writing. I like all sorts of music (death metal excluded) but I especially dig love songs and for those who live in Melbourne, I used to listen to ‘Love Songs and Dedications’ with Richard Mercer #guiltypleasure.

I also develop playlists for each of my books to help me either get in the mood or focus on particular characters. This is the best way to get my mind in the game while annoying my neighbours.

See Me

For Mia and Ethan:

  • “Addicted to love” by Alex Clare
  • “Fresh Eyes” by Andy Grammer
  • “Miss you” by Gabrielle Aplin
  • “Burden” by Foy Vance
  • “I’ll be there” by Jess Glynne
  • “I believe in a thing called love” by The Darkness
  • “Wide open spaces” by the Dixie Chicks
  • “Say” by Valley
  • “Take me home” by Jess Glynne
  • “Dancing on my own” by Callum Scott
  • “Use somebody” Shawn Mendes cover (Spotify Sessions)
  • “Surround me” by LEON
  • “Your song” by Elton John

Finally Home

For Kate and Ben:

  • “Almost (Sweet Music).” By Hozier
  • “End Game” By Taylor Swift
  • “Lost In Your Light (feat. Miguel).” By Dua Lipa
  • “Leave Me Lonely.” By the Hilltop Hoods
  • “Love Me Anyway.” By Conrad Sewell
  • “Beloved.” By Mumford and Sons
  • “Peer Pressure.” By James Bay.
  • “Miracle Love.” By Matt Corby.
  • “To Noise Making (Sing),” By Hozier.
  • “Don’t Be So Hard On Your Self.” By Jess Glynne.
  • “Run Alone.” By 360.
  • “We Used to.” By Vera Blue.
  • “Wild Horses – Sam Feldt Remix.” By Birdy

Good Trouble

For Annie and Erik:

  • “Johnny’s Gone.” By John Butler Trio.
  • “Tip of my tongue.” By Diesel.
  • “Song 2.” By Blur.
  • “Wild Love.” By James Bay.
  • “Fool for you.” By John Butler Trio.
  • “Grace.” By Florence + The Machine.
  • “Regular Touch.” By Vera Blue.
  • “Wonder wall.” By Oasis.
  • “Last Goodbye.” By Jeff Buckley.
  • “Jackie and Wilson.” By Hozier.
  • “Blame It on Me.” By George Ezra.
  • “Gone.” By the Show Ponies.
  • “Home.” By Johnnyswim.
  • “Believe.” By Mumford & Sons.
  • “Cut Me Loose.” By The Rubens.
  • “Free Fallin’.” By John Mayer live cover.
  • “Horses.” By Daryl Braithwaite.

Beyond Today

For Hannah and Howard:

  • “Free fallin’.”(Live) By John Mayer
  • “Human Touch.” By Bruce Springsteen
  • “Nothin’s real but love.” By Rebecca Ferguson
  • “Running if you call my name.” By HAIM
  • “#Beautiful.” By  Mariah Carey & Miguel
  • “Start of time.” By Gabrielle Aplin
  • “One little river.” By Clare Bowditch
  • “Feel again.” By One Republic
  • “Take Care (BBC version).” By Florence + the machine
  • “Get to me.”  By Lady Antebellum
  • “Invisible Empire.” KT Tunstall
  • “Ride.” By Lana Del Ray
  • “Dissolve me.”  Alt J
  • “River.”By Emeli Sandee
  • “Give me love” By Ed Sheeran
  •  “Someone for everyone.” By Nikka Costa
  • “This woman’s work.” By Maxwell