TunnelVision January 29

New Year, New Books, New Music

I love the novelty of January. A new year. A fresh start. Full of new and exciting opportunities, especially new books and music! Today I’m sharing some debut authors and artists from this month. Check them out and enjoy!   Tunnel Vision by Susan Adrian (Young Adult Science Fiction, January 20) This book has a […]

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10 Songs Based on Books

So we all know there are books based off songs — and from my own experiences I can sure as skippy admit that I definitely get some major inspirations from my playlist. Without a good playlist, my stories turn into meandering journeys through piles of word-vomit. So, I’d like to think (at least in some […]

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Bonnaroo Preview

The lineup for Bonnaroo 2015 was announced last week, and SO MANY of my favorite bands are going to be there! I’m planning to make the trip for the first time this year, so I’ve been eagerly waiting to find out who I’ll get to see perform live. For the full lineup, go here. There […]

THIS MONTH’S MOST ANTICIPATED ROCK ALBUM

Loudwire recently polled their followers about which rock album was their most anticipated of January of the new year. See the list of new or upcoming albums here. I 100% agree with the results of the poll. I cannot wait to hear the full F.E.A.R. album by Papa Roach. What I love about Papa Roach is […]

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Emotional Songs – Hinder or Help Your Story?

Hey there! I hope you all had a great weekend ;o) I’m in the middle of writing a new WIP and I got addicted to a song that I’ve been playing on repeat (hint: it’s the ATWN song of the week: Sia – Elastic Heart) and it got me thinking… is this affecting the words […]

Mo Riza January 05

An Interactive New York Travel Guide — With Book And Music Pairings

When you live in a city, each day is basically a bombardment of stimuli. There’s the rattle of the old, decrepit subway cars, the alternating odors of street meat and… other things one finds on the street, the tourists’ soft stomaches as they glance off your elbows as you barrel toward work. The curses of […]

where is my cane?

I believe it happened while I was sitting in traffic. Or maybe it was during a meeting that was dragging on at work. It happened somewhere that allowed my mind to wander a little. I bet I was doodling. Whatever the situation, however I was reminded, it was the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s […]

December 25

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas A.T.W.N. followers! For those in search of a good Christmas Mix today, here’s a playlist of our favorite Holiday tunes. This mix includes essential Holiday Songs by Noel Gallagher, Dave Matthews, Run DMC, Bing Crosby, ‘N SYNC, U2, and more. Enjoy,  The A.T.W.N. Crew

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Our Favorite…And Our Own…Books Of 2014

2014 was yet another fantastic year for readers! All of us here at ATWN have included some of our favorites for you to add to your bookshelf. Simply click on each book cover, and it’s Goodreads page will pop open up in a new window.       We hope you found a new book to add […]

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Our Favorite Songs of 2014

What an amazing year for music! And to celebrate the year that was, all of the contributors at A.T.W.N. picked a few favorite tracks to share with you. And by a few, I mean over 2hrs worth! Happy Listening!   Thanks for all your support this year, and we will see you in 2015!  

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SOUNDFUEL: Music you can’t write without

Ever been writing a scene and find yourself in need of the perfect writing mood music…something that will help you get in just the right mindset? Check out the cool, new (to me) site, SOUNDFUEL! (Shout out to Erin for sharing the link!) The directory tab is full of playlists that are presorted into categories based on what type of scene […]

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Cover Reveal: Industry Darling by Caitlin Rantala

I’ve been dying to share the cover of Industry Darling with you all! Honestly, the suspense is killing me. But before I do, in case, you have no idea what I’m talking about – I have a book coming out on January 20, 2015 called Industry Darling and here’s a quick run down of it

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Guest Post: Author Dahlia Adler – “Last Will and Testament” Playlist

Thanks for having me, All the Write Notes! Usually I share my playlists on Band Geek Thursdays on my group blog, YA Misfits, but this post is the playlist for my very first NA, so, here we are! (Plus, ATWN is awesome, in case you haven’t noticed.) My book is called Last Will and Testament, and […]

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Interview with YA author Amy Nichols

Welcome to debut YA author Amy Nichols! Now That You’re Here is a scifi I can’t wait to get my hands on, releasing Tuesday, December 9. Kirkus review, October 2014: “While the world-jumping is fantastical, the personalities and characters (fully individual, without reaching trying-too-hard levels of quirkiness) ring true…. A debut with great characters and […]

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Because I Was Wrong

I consider myself a very open-minded individual when it comes to most aspects of life, but you must know I am very stubborn as well. This week I watched the documentary “Tim’s Vermeer” which I highly recommend to anyone who has fallen in love with the practice of making things, be it art, buildings or […]

ENSNARED December 03

A.G. Howard Playlist Sneak Peek & Two Giveaways

Welcome to the third day of our Ensnared in a Winter Wonderland Tour, and thank you Jay for the opportunity to hang out on your amazing blog once again and chat music! By now, hopefully most of you have found my playlists. If you haven’t, here’s a link. If you’ll notice, Ensnared isn’t there yet. […]

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December is HEEEEEERE!

It is December 1st, friends! Which means it’s finally time to enjoy holiday music! I am fundamentally against listening to holiday songs before December. When I walk into the grocery store before Halloween and hear I’ll Be Home for Christmas, I immediately start rage-texting my friends and family about it. There’s just no reason to […]

Bands November 27

The Most Famous Bands that Never Existed

Because sometimes, you fall in love with a band that you can’t ever see in concert. And that sucks.

Piano-Keyboard November 24

Perseverance and Publishing

My love of music started when I was very young. But singing “Do Wah Diddy” with my dad at the top of my lungs wasn’t enough. Listening to Green Day’s “Dookie” on repeat and memorizing every word to Mariah Carey’s “Daydream” didn’t cut it. No, I wanted more. I wanted to make music instead of […]

In The Mood November 20

In The Mood Again

To be completely honest, I hadn’t played an instrument in front of people in just over 14 years. It all started a couple of months ago, when the musical director at my church came to me one Sunday, her finger pointed straight out at me. “You play saxophone, don’t you, Josh?” I told her I […]

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