Tuesday Tunes with Justin Kassab

WHAT IS TUESDAY TUNES?

Tuesday Tunes is Kaylie Jones Books’ latest series and explores the connection between music and writing. Each month, we’ll invite one person from the Kaylie Jones Books collective to share their playlist, and their writing process, with us. This week, it’s Justin Kassab.

WHO IS JUSTIN KASSAB?

JUSTIN KASSAB is currently the managing editor for Oddities by Kaylie Jones Books, with a little bit of water polo mixed in just for sanity. After a brief hiatus to work on a few other writing projects, he looks forward to continuing work on the third novel in The Primal Age Chronicles. He is the author of FOAMERS and STRAYS.

 


ABOUT JUSTIN’S PLAYLIST

My playlist is diverse but tends to hit on a specific purpose. I’ll listen to a single song on repeat until I’m done with the corresponding section. I’m currently working on a post-apocalyptic project, so when music does play a role, it’s usually few and far between but I try to incorporate it when possible.
Right now Drummer Boy by Mister Wives is my favorite. I was able to see them live recently and they were awesome, so that helps. Tubthumping has been part of my writing process for 10 year so that holds a top spot.
When writing, I assign every character a song that I’ll often listen to while working from their POV.
You can view Justin Kassab’s playlist below. Please follow Kaylie Jones Books on Spotify, and subscribe to our blog for more Tuesday Tunes.

About the author: Lauren J. Sharkey

Lauren J. Sharkey
LAUREN J. SHARKEY's debut novel, INCONVENIENT DAUGHTER, is forthcoming in 2020, and based on her experience as a Korean American adoptee. Sharkey is currently Managing Editor and Marketing & Web Development Coordinator for Kaylie Jones Books, an imprint of Akashic Books, and Executive Assistant of the James Jones Writers Workshop Retreat. Her creative nonfiction has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Dear Adoption, and Blind Faith Books’ I AM STRENGTH anthology.

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