Music & Anointed
When people ask me what my writing muse is I have one word for them: music. I love music. In college, I was a music major so there is not a single type of music for me that I enjoy more than another. I adore all music. My tastes range all across the board from Metallica to The Killers to Kansas to Katy Perry to Beethoven to Nelly and everything else in-between.
For some writers, when they plot a story they will brainstorm with a paper and pen. For me, I brainstorm with iTunes and Pandora, which while it is not necessarily a cost effective way, my music library is banging. I will spend days and weeks sometimes, combing through music until I have my plot.
The initial idea, the first gestation of the story for ANOINTED started with songs, two in particular: Knights of Cydonia by Muse and A Dustland Fairytale by The Killers. Nowadays, I can’t hear those songs and not think of Alana and Gaelen from ANOINTED. It wasn’t my original intent to create an ANOINTED Playlist, but the songs I listed have all influenced this story. Once you have read it, if you listen to the songs in the order they appear here on my website:, they follow the story line from beginning to end.
The playlist for the next book in the series, ASCENDED CHAOS, is already being worked and is quite a bit different from the ANOINTED playlist.
What is your favorite type of music and how does it inspire you?
Maggie is giving away an signed print copy (Sorry, U.S. only) of ANOINTED to one (1) lucky commenter who answers her question. Giveaway ends @12 am est 3-5-14. Good luck!
My name is Alana Devereaux. I enjoy the simple things in life, walks in the park, sky gazing, and ripping a demon’s heart out though its chest. I am a demon slayer, the last of my kind, and I have been sent back through time to save your world. How am I doing so far? My time travel went haywire, all the signs I needed to stop the prophecy have passed, and the only way I can save my world is by keeping yours from ending. Then there’s Gaelen, most days I want to deck him. He hides his true motives and if it was not for the intel he had, I would be rid of him. Any day in my life without a demon attack is a good day; I haven’t had a whole lot of those lately. The only problem is, if I don’t stop the Mutari, this world will burn.
Maggie doesn’t remember a time when she wasn’t writing. When she was a kid she acted out her favorite scenes, only better, with her brother and cousin. As a teenager, she wrote reams of poetry, but realized her true love lay with creating characters and stories. A former music and history major, Maggie is a total geek at her core. When she is not writing, she adores attending the latest comic con or spending time with her family. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her two furry felines.