This past winter, Syntax & Salt Magazine held a fun contest where people could submit playlists for writing inspiration. I submitted a playlist, and while I did not win, I did find a ton of great music on the winning list. So, when the contest popped up again, this time asking for playlists for summer… Continue reading My playlist for summer writing inspiration – at Syntax & Salt!
This has to be one of the coolest and most unexpected things that has happened to me as a writer: Australian guitarist Graham Greene has written an amazing new tune - and it was inspired by my short story 'The Gates of Balawat' from my short story collection 'Odin's Eye'! You can read more about… Continue reading A musical collaboration of sorts…
Head over to the wonderful Gwendolyn Kiste's website right now and check out a brand new interview with ... me! Huge thanks to Gwendolyn for having me over for a chat about music, writing, inspiration, and more. I'm thrilled to be featured at her site, partly because she's such an amazing author. She's written a… Continue reading Read a new interview with me by Gwendolyn Kiste!
Over at the music-blog Global Texan Chronicles I'm writing about five albums that shaped my life and made a lasting impression. (Including Sinéad O'Connor's 'The Lion And The Cobra'.) Check it out here: 5 Albums That Shaped Music Blogger/Author Maria Haskins. I tried to dig deep, and dig back in time for this list, so there… Continue reading Guest-blogging: 5 albums that shaped me
I spend a regular part of my writing life these days reviewing music. It's a great job, and gives me a chance to discover and appreciate some brilliant new rock music by new bands, as well as new music by older bands. Sometimes I do wish I could listen to all those albums while I'm… Continue reading Music & writing