Goodreads asked Cherry Shephard:

How do you get inspired to write?

Cherry Shephard More often than not, a new story idea will come to me when I'm listening to music. I find myself picturing different scenes based on songs I enjoy. For example: While I was writing Stranded, I had Zzyxz Rd. by Stone Sour on repeat. Corey Taylor has a way with lyrics that I can't begin to explain. It's one of the most soulful, passionate and desperate songs I have ever heard.

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