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Guest Post and Giveaway: Sara Grant of Dark Parties

Here today we have Sara Grant, the author of Dark Parties, an excellent novel:

Hi Izzy! Thanks for inviting me on My Words Ate Me!

The 45 record played a significant role in my upbringing. If you’d set the arm a certain way on the old record players, it would play your favourite 45 over and over and over again. Getting ready for school, I’d select one song and let it repeat. I’d soon know every word of the lyrics. I must have driven my family insane.

I still have the same 45-record mentality. I download one song and play it over and over and over. Now I typically use earphones so no one has to listen. But there’s nothing better than unplugging the earphones, blasting the song as loud as your stereo – and tenancy agreement – will allow.

I typically can’t listen to music while I’m writing. I’m a sing-along type of person. Music isn’t really something in the background. I do, however, have a selection of songs that I listen to when I take breaks for inspiration and encouragement.

This playlist was compiled by me and one of the book's first readers, 17-year-old Maddie. Some of the songs inspired the writing of DARK PARTIES while others are a response to the reading of it.

Defy Gravity – Prefer the Wicked soundtrack (original cast) but also love the Glee version

It’s On – Superchick

When We Were Beautiful – Bon Jovi

I’m Not Dead – Pink

Into the Fire – the Scarlett Pimpernel soundtrack

I’m With You – Avril Lavigne

Believe in Me – Demi Lovato

Misguided Ghosts – Paramore

We’ll Be a Dream – We the Kings

Mad World – Michael Andrews & Gary Jules

Down – Jason Walker

Cut – Plumb

Bring Me To Life – Evanescence

Fire and Rain – James Taylor

Thanks for stopping by, Sara! There's also a giveaway, US only (sorry to all internationals!), for a book related necklace, pictured below!

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