I find a lot of inspiration in music. Sometimes I'll hear a phrase or a word in a song and it will inspire me to use it in my own work. I'll give you an example. This Damien Rice song is a beautiful love song. It makes me sad and happy at the same time. I especially like the line, "there's still a little bit of your song in my ear." What a fabulous line. I'm going to use that idea, except I'm going to turn it around so that one of my characters, "put a little song into her ears." Look for it in The Arbiters, my new novel coming out next year. And look for other song lyric homages in my other novels.