Quote of the Day, No. 1


🌿 "Writers end up writing about their obsessions. Things that haunt them; things they can't forget; stories they carry in their bodies waiting to be released." 
- Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones

Music Inspiring My Novel

Every novel has a playlist. The songs we sing in the shower as the ideas manifest. Tunes we while we're out driving, trying to break free from writer's block. Lyrics which have held permanent residence in our heads since college.

Authors might not always publicize what's spinning as they write, but I'm happy to share my influences and openly thank the artists for inspiring my work.

These tracks are among those on repeat throughout my writing process.

1. I'm Not the Devil, Cody Jinks
2. Bloodstream, Ed Sheeran
3. Give Me One Reason, Tracy Chapman
4. Better Man, Paolo Nutini
5. Tin Man, Miranda Lambert
6. My Church, Maren Morris
7. In the Blood, John Mayer
8. That Was Us, Kip Moore
9. Another Story, The Head and the Heart
10. Highwayman, The Highwaymen
11. Homeboy, Eric Church
12. Come a Little Closer, Dierks Bentley
13. I Wanna Learn a Love Song, Harry Chapin
14. No Ordinary Love, Sade
15. Ghosts That We Knew, Mumford and Sons
16. Colder Weather, Zac Brown Band
17. At Last, Etta James

Be well,

Ann Kinsale

Cover Reveal: Vultures

A haunting new story is simmering, almost ready to serve. Vultures, set all around the Deep South, wraps music and love in a cloud of intrigue. What secrets are Nashville's favorite singer-songwriters hiding?

If you liked Big Little Lies, Crazy Heart, or Gone Girl, you'll want to curl up under a full moon and devour this thriller.

I can't wait to introduce everyone to Vultures in 2021. Follow me on Goodreads, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter for updates. 

Be well,

Ann Kinsale