Mad Dog Chronicles
A horrible boss, Maddie Sullenberger considers her workplace a social experiment: “how far can you push someone before they quit?”
So when she disappears, her employees have no reason to look for her. But Stephanie Donnelly is convinced that her boss is in trouble. With help from three of her coworkers and Maddie's ex, former CIA agent Max Keller, she investigates the disappearance.
They discover the truth about Maddie, in addition to secrets they've kept from each other, during the investigation and the adventures that follow.
I’ve often said that music inspires me. These are the songs that inspired me while writing Mad Dog Chronicles:
Secrets - by Jordan Pruitt
I pick some songs because of the title and some songs because of the words. This song was picked because of both. I think of it as the theme song for the entire saga. The characters are constantly keeping secrets from each other.
Bones - by Little Big Town
This song was a second theme song for the entire saga. Just as the characters are constantly keeping secrets from each other, they have bones in their closets. I liked the fact that the songs had different sounds.
Maddie’s theme songs:
Best Days of Your Life - by Kellie Pickler feat. Taylor Swift
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend - by Miranda Lambert
Kerosene - by Miranda Lambert
I Told You So - by Carrie Underwood
Undo It - by Carrie Underwood
Forever & Always (Piano Version) - by Taylor Swift
Stephanie’s theme songs:
I Wanna Go Back - by Jordan Pruitt
Unlove You - by Ashley Tisdale
If I Could Have You Back - by Aly & A.J.
Like It or Leave It - by Aly & A.J.
What If - by Ashley Tisdale
Always - by Jordan Pruitt
Andy’s theme songs:
Burnin’ Up - by Jonas Brothers
That Girl - by Plain White T’s
Sunlight - by Plain White T’s
Love Drunk - by Boys Like Girls
Two Is Better Than One - by Boys Like Girls feat. Taylor Swift
When You Look Me In The Eyes - by Jonas Brothers
Drew’s theme songs:
Come On, Let’s Go - by Ritchie Valens
Oh Boy! - by Buddy Holly
True Love Ways - by Buddy Holly
At This Moment - by Michael Bublé
Call Me Irresponsible - by Michael Bublé
We Belong Together - by Ritchie Valens
Donna’s theme songs:
And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going - by Jennifer Hudson
I Stay in Love - by Mariah Carey
Battlefield - by Jordin Sparks
No Air - by Jordin Sparks feat. Chris Brown
We Belong Together - by Mariah Carey
If This Isn’t Love - by Jennifer Hudson
Max’s theme songs:
Love Don’t Live Here - by Lady Antebellum
Good As Gone - by Little Big Town
A Place to Land - by Little Big Town
Want To - by Sugarland
It Happens - by Sugarland
Come and Save Me - by Gloriana
Drew and Donna’s wedding song:
Donna - by Ritchie Valens
Andy and Stephanie’s wedding song:
I’m Your Man - by All-4-One
Issue theme songs:
So Bring It On - by The Cheetah Girls
Have a Nice Day - by Bon Jovi
It’s My Life/Confessions, Pt. II - by Glee Cast
Back for Good - by Boyz II Men
Who Says You Can’t Go Home - by Bon Jovi feat. Jennifer Nettles
We Weren’t Born to Follow - by Bon Jovi
We Gon’ Fight - Jennifer Hudson
Additional inspiration for the middle stories centering around Drew and Donna, as they were determined to fight to stay together.
S.O.S. - by Jonas Brothers
Additional inspiration for fifth story centering around Andy’s attempt to find and reunite with Stephanie.