About the Author – Olivia Hardin realized early on how strange she was to have complete movie-like character dreams as a child. Eventually she began putting those vivid dreams to paper and was rarely without her spiral notebooks full of those mental ramblings. Her forgotten vision of becoming an author was realized when she connected with a group of amazingly talented and fabulous writers who gave her lots of direction and encouragement. With a little extra push from family and friends, she hunkered down to get lost in the words. She’s also an insatiable crafter who only completes about 1 out of 5 projects, a jogger who hates to run, and is sometimes accused of being artistic, though she’s generally too much of a perfectionist to appreciate her own work. A native Texas girl, Olivia lives in the beautiful Lone Star state with her husband and their puppy Bonnie.
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Now for the guest post...
I have a pretty eclectic Shifty Business playlist, but at the top of the songs for that book is Pink’s "Try". To understand why that song fits so much, I think you have to watch the video.
I see so much of Nicky and Gerry in this video and in the lyrics. There is this constant push and pull between them. Their past, the things they do to each other, the things they do for each other all leave “marks” on their hearts, just the way the splashes of color are left behind on Pink and her guy. Wow… it just encompasses the essence of the story. If Nicky and Gerry are going to make it, they have to realize that “just because it burns doesn’t mean you’re gonna die, you’ve gotta get up and try.”
So besides “Try” there are quite a few other songs on the Shifty Playlist. The scene where Gerry attends the Bittner party in the body of Lady Margaret Alvey? Yeah, I listened to “The Golden Age,” The Asteroid Galaxy Tour. “Hello, Hello” by Missy Higgins makes me think of the way Nicky is constantly trying to get Gerry to open up to him: “Hello, hello, is anybody there? This disappearing act is getting’ harder to bear…”
For actual writing time, I prefer music without lyrics, so that the words of the song don’t interrupt the words of the story. During book 3, I liked to play Nero, music that I first heard during the trailer for the movie Anna Karenina.
So feel free to enjoy all of my Shifty Business play list here at Spotify. And if you link your facebook account to your Spotify account, you can keep an eye on what music I’m listening to all the time!