Novel Soundtrack: Narrator

If you’re far enough along on my bi-weekly emails, you’ll know that I have a crap novel soundtrack for Narrator. If you’re everyone else? I have a crap novel soundtrack for Narrator. Seriously, it’s three songs from Swan Lake. Over and over and over…

Or at least, it was.

Now I’ve found actually relevant songs thanks to Bea Miller! So it’s…you know…three different songs over and over and over…

But here’s the best one. As in I think there are only two or three lines that don’t actually fit. First verse is Calder, second verse is Arianna. Listen and be amazed…at how much you trust me to tell you it’s accurate.

(For the writing group friends who were horribly spoiled on the ending, this song makes total sense, right? Right? Because it totally does.)

Update 1/28/16: If you’re interested in the other two novel soundtrack songs, listen to Perfect Picture for Arianna and Paper Doll for Calder.


Jennifer A. Johnson is a newly published fantasy writer thanks to The Adventure of Creation anthology. She's still revising her first novel, but you can sign up for her free newsletter to pass the time.

Inspiration: Bea Miller

Not-An-Apology-250x250I have never encountered an artist where I love every single one of their songs. Usually I love a few songs, like a few others, and don’t really care about the rest.

But then Pandora introduced me to Bea Miller. After a while, I realized that I was thumbing-up every song of hers that played. Pretty unusual. (I started a Bea Miller station, hoping to find similar artists, but the songs Pandora threw at me were…well…not similar. Oh well.)

I seriously love all of her songs. I can’t even pick a favorite. When I try, the conversation ends up going like this: “I Dare You. That’s my favorite.” “Oh, but I love Enemy Fire. That’s my favorite.” “No, wait! I forgot about Fire N Gold. That. That’s my favorite!” (etc. etc. etc.)

And for the first time in forever, I bought an album. (Yes, the last one I bought was the Frozen soundtrack. How could you tell?) I didn’t just buy the album digitally either, I bought the actual CD so I can listen to it in the car. I also bought Open Your Eyes, which was on Pandora but wasn’t in the album.

I’ve been listening to Bea while I write, while I exercise…heck, I’m 99.9% sure I listened to it on the train this morning. (I wrote this post in advance, as I am wont to do.) I’m sure I’ll get sick of it sooner or later. I’m betting later.

So yeah, I invite you to take a listen. Let me know if you like her songs, too!

Update: Yes, I listened to her on the metro. And then when I got to work and switched to Pandora, she was the first one to play. ;D

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Jennifer A. Johnson is a newly published fantasy writer thanks to The Adventure of Creation anthology. She's still revising her first novel, but you can sign up for her free newsletter to pass the time.

Songs for Isabelle

Lately, I’ve been working on a Beauty and the Beast retelling featuring the main character of my upcoming series. Isabelle’s a strong young woman, but I’m giving her a mountain of troubles to prove it.

This week, I thought I would share two of the songs I associate with her. Both of these are Pandora finds, and I love them so much.

Christina Perri | The Lonely

The Lonely encapsulates Isabelle as a character. A little sad, a little wistful. I take everything away from her very early on, and she spends most of the series fighting to get it back.



Jayme Dee | Till I Fall Asleep

This song I see as Isabelle pleading with her true love, Frederick. Remember I said I took everything away from her? Frederick was one of those things. His memory was erased, and he was held captive by the fairies long after Isabelle had escaped. Now she wants him to believe in their love again.


Disclaimer: I don’t own either of these songs. I didn’t make either of these videos. I just wanted to share these beautiful songs with you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!


Jennifer A. Johnson is a newly published fantasy writer thanks to The Adventure of Creation anthology. She's still revising her first novel, but you can sign up for her free newsletter to pass the time.