Kiera Blog Tour: The Sparrow Song + Others

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Welcome to day three of the blog tour! It’s been so much fun celebrating with you all. πŸ˜‰

Today I want to share with you some of the songs that have encouraged or inspired me during the making of this book. πŸ˜‰

 

 

 

Kiera’s “sparrow song” is real, and it’s been so important in my life! I love it to pieces. ❀ Cheerful, yet deep and meaningful. This is the original version by Jason Gray, and even if others cover it in the future (which I hinted at in the book πŸ˜‰ ), this will always be my favorite version. ❀ This is the song that plays in Kiera’s kitchen when she is most joyful, plays in her head when the tears threaten to swallow her, and plays on full blast in the car while she’s on a roadtrip. πŸ˜‰ Just a note, it is a bit on the rocky side. πŸ˜‰

 

 

The artist wrote this song during a time of grief, so the words and the soft, contemplative sound seemed to fit perfectly with my story and one of its messages. No matter how terrible and confusing life can be, God keeps His promises and holds us in the palms of His hands.

 

 

 

 

 

The moment I heard this song (somewhere in the middle of rewriting Kiera), I knew it went with my book. It kinda sums up the Kiera’s story, but it also sums up everyone’s, I think. Lovely song about pain and renewal in Christ. πŸ˜‰ (Also a little rocky.)

 

 

 

I absolutely CANNOT listen to music with lyrics while writing/editing. XD It’s my Achilles’ heel. Even the PianoGuys songs with cello in them just make me want to dance like crazy and sing along. πŸ˜‰ Which is very bad for concentration… πŸ˜‰ Taylor Davis’s music was a lifesaver during long editing sessions, and I think there was even one day where I listened to her entire channel. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜› This song is one of my absolute favorites of hers. ❀ It’s so smooth and sweet. I also love her covers of A Millions Dreams and Now We Are Free.

Honorable mentions also go to anything by Andrew Peterson, a few Lindsey Stirling compilations, some of Scott Mulvahill’s songs, and the PianoGuys (though y’all make me dance… *shakes head*).

Do you like to listen to music while you’re writing or reading? What are some of your favorite songs?

(Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!)

Today’s brilliant bloggers are…

Medomfo with an interview of me! I especially enjoyed her questions about what I want readers to gain from my book and tips for young authors. πŸ˜‰

Lydia is also interviewing me and reviewing the novel. ❀

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36 thoughts on “Kiera Blog Tour: The Sparrow Song + Others

  1. I wanted to listen to the Sparrows song, but I don’t like listening to “rocky” songs, so I decided not to. However, I may have to look up the lyrics, so I can read them and enjoy that. The song is special to me now, even though I haven’t listened to it, because of Kiera. πŸ™‚

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      1. YES!!! You evil person! Rewrite his backstory NOW!! Or go change the future by finding the poor little guy!!! #readertrauma

        We’re probably freaking ppl out. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ž

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  2. I love these songs; and yes, I can’t listen to music with lyrics while I’m writing either! The Ferdinand soundtrack and tons of Taylor Davis violin music are totally great to write during too. πŸ™‚

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  3. I know I’m a little late to jump on the bandwagon, but I am so excited for this blog tour!!!

    Also, my favorite Bible verse is Galatians 6:9 πŸ™‚

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