I always write to music–and generate playlists for the book that span the chapters. Below is my playlist for A Discovery of Witches. The songs appear in the order of the book, i.e. from chapter 1 to the final pages. I listened to these songs over and over again as I wrote, and they provided me with plenty of inspiration along the way. I hope that you enjoy them, too (maybe as you’re reading the book or rereading it!), and discover a few new artists to support as well as some old favorites.

Song/Artist

  1. November/Azure Ray
  2. Frost/ Rachael Sage
  3. Book of Love/Dar Williams
  4. Aim Snap Fall/The Spill Canvas
  5. Sunsets and Car Crashes/The Spill Canvas
  6. Not a Pretty Girl/Ani DiFranco
  7. Uninvited/Alanis Morissette
  8. I Will Possess Your Heart/Death Cab for Cutie
  9. Blinding Light/Immaculate Machine
  10. Secret Oath/The Spill Canvas
  11. By and By/Lay Low
  12. Rocket Man/My Morning Jacket
  13. You and Me/Lifehouse
  14. Catch the Wind (EP Version)/The Spill Canvas
  15. By Dream/Daniel Martin Moore
  16. Pull of the Moon/Jodie Manross
  17. Old Soul/Thea Gilmore
  18. Born/Over the Rhine
  19. All Hail the Heartbreaker/The Spill Canvas
  20. Eric’s Song/Vienna Teng
  21. The Night Will Go As Follows/The Spill Canvas
  22. Living In Twilight/The Weepies
  23. Drunkard’s Prayer/Over the Rhine
  24. Breathe Me/Sia
  25. I Will Remember/Over the Rhine
  26. Where We Belong/Daniel Martin Moore
  27. Who Will Guard the Door/Over the Rhine
  28. Elephants/Rachael Yamagata
  29. Fire Sign/David Berkeley
  30. Give Me Strength (Acoustic)/Over the Rhine
  31. Stillness/David Berkeley
  32. Come Home/Wil
  33. All the Stars/Eastmountainsouth
  34. So Much The Spill Canvas Sunsets & Car Crashes
  35. If You Find Her Future of Forestry Twilight
  36. I Am Stretched On Your Grave Kate Rusby Hourglass
  37. He Lays In the Reins Calexico & Iron & Wine In the Reins – EP
  38. Nothing Is Innocent Over the Rhine The Trumpet Child
  39. Hush Now (Stella’s Tarantella) Over the Rhine Drunkard’s Prayer
  40. We’ve Got Company Civalias You.Me.We – EP
  41. Drink You Pretty Placebo The Bitter End – EP
  42. This Is for Keeps The Spill Canvas One Fell Swoop
  43. In Love Tina Dico A Beginning, a Detour, an Open Breathless Emm Gryner Songs of Love and Death
  44. Valiant The Spill Canvas One Fell Swoop
  45. Latter Days Over the Rhine Good Dog Bad Dog
  46. Farewell Rosie Thomas When We Were Small
  47. Let Myself Fall Rosie Thomas Only With Laughter Can You Win
  48. The Part Where You Let Go Hem Home Again, Home Again – EP
  49. The Maker Emmylou Harris & Daniel Lanois The Bridge Collection
  50. Name The Goo Goo Dolls A Boy Named Goo
  51. White Flag Dido Life For Rent
  52. All I See Tina Dico A Beginning, a Detour, an Open
  53. I Want You to Be My Love Over the Rhine Drunkard’s Prayer
  54. The Matador David Berkeley After the Wrecking Ships
  55. Just a Dream Great Northern Trading Twilight for Daylight
  56. Gray Stables Iron & Wine Woman King – EP
  57. Beautiful Things Can Come from the Dark Azure Ray Saddle Creek 50
  58. 100 Years (Acoustic Version) Five for Fighting 100 Years – Single
  59. A Moon Song David Berkeley The Confluence
  60. The Body Is a Stairway of Skin Over the Rhine Films for Radio
  61. Glow Tina Dico A Beginning, a Detour…
  62. Awake Secondhand Serenade Awake
  63. Each Coming Night Iron & Wine Our Endless Numbered Days
  64. Bad Moon Rising Thea Gilmore Loft Music
  65. Low Is a Height Great Northern Trading Twilight for Daylight
  66. Helpless (Live) Over the Rhine The Cutting Room Floor
  67. Waking the Witch Kate Bush Hounds of Love
  68. City of Sleep Great Northern Trading Twilight for Daylight
  69. I Will Not Eat the Darkness Over the Rhine Good Dog Bad Dog
  70. Stray Age Daniel Martin Moore Stray Age
  71. The Devil’s Feet Azure Ray Hold On Love
  72. Walls Tina Dico A Beginning, a Detour…
  73. Haunts O+S O+S
  74. Gravity Vienna Teng Waking Hour
  75. Holly Tree Dar Williams Promised Land
  76. Lonely Soul UNKLE Psyence Fiction
  77. Amergin’s Invocation Lisa Gerrard & Patrick Cassidy Immortal Memory
  78. Minnow & the Trout A Fine Frenzy Live Session (iTunes Exclusive) – EP
  79. Changes Come (Live) Over the Rhine Changes Come (Live)
  80. Not As We Alanis Morissette Flavors of Entanglement (Deluxe)
  81. Night Vision Now It’s Overhead Dark Light Daybreak
  82. Witchy Woman Elaise Piper Eagles Tribute
  83. Blackbird Sarah McLachlan Rarities, B-Sides and Other Stuff
  84. Spark Over the Rhine Drunkard’s Prayer
  85. The Gloaming Radiohead Hail to the Thief
  86. Gold Dust Woman (EP Version) The Spill Canvas Honestly, I’m Doing Okay – EP
  87. Someday You Will Be Loved Death Cab for Cutie Plans (Deluxe Version)
  88. I Will Do These Things Azure Ray November – EP
  89. (Nothing But) Blood This Mortal Coil Blood
  90. Duet Rachael Yamagata Elephants…Teeth Sinking Into Heart
  91. The Only Fault (Hidden Track) Rachael Yamagata Elephants…Teeth Sinking Into Heart
  92. Saved (Acoustic) The Spill Canvas Honestly, I’m Doing Okay – EP
  93. I’m an Animal Neko Case Middle Cyclone (Bonus Track)
  94. Etcetera Whatever Over the Rhine Good Dog Bad Dog
  95. Woman King Iron & Wine Woman King – EP
  96. Learning How to Die Jon Foreman Limbs and Branches
  97. I Will Follow You Into the Dark Death Cab for Cutie Plans
  98. Better Days (Acoustic Version) The Goo Goo Dolls Better Days (Acoustic Version)
  99. At Dawn Sarah Fimm Cocooned
  100. Little Wonders Rob Thomas Meet the Robinsons (Soundtrack)
  101. The Parting Glass The Wailin’ Jennys 40 Days
  102. So Are You to Me Eastmountainsouth Eastmountainsouth
  103. You Fisher The Lovely Years
  104. Everything Lifehouse No Name Face
  105. Firefly Over the Rhine Drunkard’s Prayer
  106. Season of the Witch The Stone Coyotes Situation Out of Control