Runaway Road Soundtrack

If you follow me on Facebook or read any past blog posts, you know my love for music. It’s wrapped around my arm in a memorial tattoo I had done for my dad. My boyfriend plays every instrument under the sun and don’t even get me started on my love for karaoke!

For Playing House, I made a small list of 5 songs that just stood out to me for its own little soundtrack. You’ll find that list here.

So, naturally, I did it for Runaway Road too.  So sit back and listen as these songs take you through the story of Brett and Mia.

Much Love!

I own no rights to these songs. If you enjoy an artist, make sure to show them by buying their music! <3

Meet the Stars of Runaway Road!

Have you ever wondered who is in the car next to you?

My next book, Runaway Road, is coming out soon! I’m so excited to introduce you all to Brett and Mia.

I live right in a triangle of hometowns. Each one 3.5 hours apart from each other. And I make a lot of trips between them.

During these longs stretches of me riding solo, my imagination just takes over. This is where Brett and Mia’s story comes from, on a road between Charleston to Charlotte one day a year or so back.

Often, I pass people on the highway and wonder- where are they going? Is this a vacation for them? A business trip? What kind of music are they playing? Or our their kids drowning out the songs with excitement?

Sometimes, I notice the same car and I have been passing each other for hours. My highway buddy, someone to keep my speeding in check.  😉 When we finally part ways, I always have a feeling of loss.

So what would happen if you met the person you had been following for awhile?

And this is where our characters come in…

Brett Myers is from Raleigh, North Carolina. Tall and slender with a beard that drives men into jealousy, he’s ready for more. And after walking in on his brother and girlfriend, he decides his ‘more’ is somewhere else. Like Austin, Texas.

Mia Brown hasn’t had the easiest life. Running away from home at sixteen, she uncovers a true about her past. Everything seemed clear. Her mother’s actions finally made sense.

Years later, Mia finds herself in a relationship with a controlling man. When news of someone close dying comes to surface, Mia takes this chance to run. Run from Charlotte, North Carolina to the city of San Antonio, Texas.

As Mia and Brett’s paths cross, they soon realize how much they need each other to survive their past, present, and, possible future.


I love you.

Oh, you’re black? Well, I still love you. Asian, Hispanic, Russian, Syrian? Yep, love you too.

I love you.

Oh, you’re a police officer? Emt? Firefighter? Military? I love you still.

A gun supporting man afraid for his family’s future? A hippie woman staring him down, afraid for her family’s future?

I love you both.

Do you flip burgers or work the late shift at the gas station? Or are you the CEO of a major tech firm?

Good…because I love you too.

Do you see a person of the same sex as the person you can see spending the rest if your life with?

Your love makes me love you more.

I’m not black. I’m not a cop. I’m not rich nor poor.

But I know those who are. I know those who run for office and those who run a drive thru. I know black men and women who put family and friends before everything. I know cops and service members who would jump on a grenade to help the people around them. I know white Southerners who cried and prayed for the 9 we lost a year ago.

I love you.

We’re all different. But we’re all the same. And when you forget, always know that I love you.

And if you don’t understand my love, know that I’m praying for you. That all the positive thoughts and feelings go to you to make sure you see the love in this world. It’s not too late for you to feel and accept my love. It’s never too late.

We’re in this together. Always.

I do not own the rights to this song or video.