Music is important to me in all aspects of life. Even as an author, music is ... everything. When I first "meet" the characters, I connect with them through their music. I immerse my self in all aspects of them to connect to them. I usually connect to the male lead more readily. I take on their speech patterns, habits, and listen only to their music during the months of telling their story, even when it isn't my kind of music. Each book I write has a playlist comprised of the two main characters' music. I usually share this in the two weeks leading up to release.