Guest Post & Playlist by Kelly Oram
Hey Everyone! I’m excited to be here today to talk a little about my new book! Cinder & Ella is a contemporary spin on the classic fairy tale Cinderella. I am a huge Cinderella junkie and had so much fun writing my own adaptation of it. I can’t wait for people to read it.
For today’s blog tour stop, I thought it would be fun to give you an idea of what the book sounds like to me. Writing and music are like baseball games and hotdogs—they just go together. Most writers create playlists that remind them of their work in progress. Whether it’s a tone or lyrics, certain songs will just jump out at us.
Personally I can’t write to music. I need quiet to focus. I am a singer. Not a good one, but an enthusiastic one, and if there is music playing anywhere, you can guarantee I’ll be singing and dancing along, getting absolutely no writing done. Still, I always have a playlist that reminds me of my books and characters, and I will wear it out while working on that particular manuscript. I just have to listen to it during the off-work hours.
The Cinder and Ella playlist is totally going to date me. Can we say 90’s alternative rock, anyone? Not every song on this list is from the 90’s, but a lot of them are. And now that you all know I’m a 90’s child and entering into my mid-thirties, maybe we should get to the music. Here it is, my Cinder & Ella playlist…
Better Together Jack JohnsonUmbrella Train
Hey Leonardo Blessed Union of Souls
Iris Goo Goo Dolls
Farther Down Matthew Sweet
Deep Inside of You Third Eye Blind
Truly Madly Deeply Savage Garden
Over My Head Brian Littrell
Kiss Me Slowly Parachute
Everything Michael Buble
I’ll Be Edwin McCain
Crazy For This Girl Evan and Jaron
For one reason or another each of these songs just reminded me so much of Brian and Ella. If I had to pick one of them to be Brian and Ella’s theme song, it would probably be Parachute by Train. Love that song, but the lyrics were also just too perfect. If you get a chance, go listen to it!
About Kelly Oram
Cinder & Ella
Hollywood sensation Brian Oliver has a reputation for being trouble. There’s major buzz around his performance in his upcoming film The Druid Prince, but his management team says he won’t make the transition from teen heartthrob to serious A-list actor unless he can prove he’s left his wild days behind and become a mature adult. In order to douse the flames on Brian’s bad-boy reputation, his management stages a fake engagement for him to his co-star Kaylee. Brian isn’t thrilled with the arrangement—or his fake fiancée—but decides he’ll suffer through it if it means he’ll get an Oscar nomination. Then a surprise email from an old Internet friend changes everything.