• Karen Bayly

Does music inspire you to write?

Yes, definitely. For the novel, I’m working on now (The Witch Who Wasn’t), I’ve found inspiration in Kate Bush’s “Cloudbusting”,  Stevie Nicks’s “Crystal” and Talking Heads’s “And She Was”.

The second movement of Philip Glass’s Tirol Concerto was a huge inspiration for Fortitude. The dark and melancholic tone was perfect, and I could always picture elegant dirigibles flying in the sky. It especially inspired the doomed love between Nathaniel and Artemis. My heart still aches whenever I listen to this piece.