Spotlight & Giveaway: ROCKED BY GRACE by M.J. Schiller

Posted August 14th, 2020 by in Blog, Spotlight / 99 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author M.J. Schiller to HJ!

Hi M.J. Schiller and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, ROCKED BY GRACE!

Thank you for having me!

To start off, can you please tell us a little bit about this book?:

This is the first in the LOVE AND CHAOS SERIES revolving around the band Just Short of Chaos. ROCKED BY GRACE is the story of the introverted, retro-fashioned lead singer, Zane Sanders. During one of Just Short of Chaos’ concerts, lead singer Zane Sanders feels drawn to a woman in the audience and surprises himself when he invites her on stage. It’s something he’s never done before and is completely out of character. No one is more astonished than he by their instant chemistry and the sexy dancing it inspires. But when he gets carried away and kisses her, Grace runs off leaving only her first name.

Please share your favorite lines or quote(s) from this book:

“I like to think of it as more like…monetary persuasion.”
“Still a bribe.”

“I needed to sing the lyrics for some reason, although what that reason was, at the moment, escaped me.”


What inspired this book?

It is actually heavily inspired by the music playing on a car trip we were taking. Namely Panic! At The Disco and Train. My husband is used to me being silent for several hours, then getting to our destination and saying, “Hold on. I need to write some stuff down.”

In addition, I love playing with characters’ names and ROCKED BY GRACE’s heroine is Grace Prescott. ( Book Two, ROCKED BY LOVE, introduces Mia Love, a journalist who becomes involved with lead guitarist Rafe Santiago. ) After figuring out the title, I knew the story had to be about forgiveness. Zane’s mouth and temper often get him into trouble, but he’s a good guy once you get past that.


How did you ‘get to know’ your main characters? Did they ever surprise you?

I like to do character sketches before I begin a book, listing everything from the characters’ physical appearance to favorite words or phrases. With Zane I also did a little study on introverts, (although I’m one, so it shouldn’t have been hard for me to understand him) and used the Myers Brigg’s personality test as a guide. I have a whole Pinterest board with INFP (which is one of the types of introverts) traits, cartoons, quotes, et cetera. I studied what personality type INFPs generally get along with best. It really helped me to understand Zane and Grace. Have they ever surprised me? Umm…that’s a hard one for me. The story usually plays out in my head, so I just “watch” without expectation. So in a way, everything they do surprises me, and in a way, nothing they do surprises me.


What was your favorite scene to write?

I love the scene after Zane and Grace dance and the band asks him when he had time to learn how to choreograph a dance like that.

Here’s a snippet:

“Yeah,” Jericho mimicked Rafe’s pose. “Who’s the girl? And, more importantly, is she available?”
Dex grinned. “Yeah. No shit.”
They were all staring at me, waiting for an answer. “I have no idea who she is.”
That’s the problem.
They glanced at each other. Dex chuckled. “Come on, man. Are you trying to tell us that wasn’t choreographed and practiced?”
Rafe rolled his eyes. “Yeah. Right.”
I looked from one to the other. “That’s exactly what I’m trying to tell you.”
Again, they peered at each other. Jericho shrugged. Rafe took over the questioning, swatting my arms. “He wants to keep her for himself.”
“I can’t blame him,” Dex commented.
I took a step forward. “I swear, man. I never saw that girl before tonight.”
Jericho studied me then lifted his shoulders with a laugh, shaking his head. “Yeah, I don’t know.”
Rafe wasn’t about to let it go. “Oh, come on.”
“I’m not shitting you.”
Rafe stared at Dex, his mouth hanging open. Jericho sat his ass on a crate, still shaking his head, then scratching his chin as he studied me.
Dex shifted his weight. “So…” His gaze swung to Rafe.
“I don’t know, man.” Rafe threw up his hands and grabbed a towel to mop his neck.
Dex was working his jaw. All three of them wore amused smiles. “So, what? Did she call you over or something?” He looked back at the guys, but they were watching me.
“No. It all just sort of…happened.”
Dex tugged on his earlobe and nodded. “Uh-huh.”
I scanned the group again, trying to explain something I myself didn’t understand. “I just…I don’t know. I saw her in the audience and…” I stared off.
Jericho jumped to his feet. “And what?”
They all drew in closer. “I don’t know.” I rubbed my chin. “I guess I asked her to join me on stage.”
“Mmm.” Dex raised his brows.
“To dance?” Jericho continued.
I raised my arms to the side, palms out. “No. To tell you the truth, I don’t know why I asked her.” I observed them, then tried again. “And I didn’t have a fucking clue what to do with her when I got her up there.”
Dex looked at Rafe out of the corner of his eye. “Could have fooled me.” This was the most the drummer had ever talked since joining the group.
“It sure the hell seemed like you knew what to do with her. We practically had to hose you guys down.”
Jericho interrupted. “So, let’s review.” He held up a finger and stared at me. “You don’t know her.”
“Never saw the girl before.”
“That’s right.”
He huffed. “Oh, come on. That kiss says differently.”
“Yeah. That was hot,” Dex added.
“You have no idea.” I zoned out for a moment, recalling the feel of her lips on mine. I rubbed my mouth.
Rafe chuckled. “Well that silenced him.”
“You don’t kiss girls like that,” Jericho insisted.
“I don’t kiss girls like what?”
“Dude. It was almost like you cared about her.” They all nodded.
“I do care about her. Wait. I care about her?” Great, I was babbling now.
“Kissing a random girl you snatch from the audience?” Dex jerked his head to the right. “Jericho, maybe but—”
Jericho turned to him. “Shut the hell up.”
Rafe jumped in. “What? You know it’s true.” They all laughed.

I also like when Dex keeps making suggestive comments about Grace and is clueless to the fact that it’s irritating Zane:
Rafe peered over his laptop. “Look at his face. He’s watching ‘The Kiss.’”
“Shut up.”
He wouldn’t let it go. “He is, isn’t he?” Dex raced around the table, but Al was already bobbing his head yes.
“Man, she’s got a nice ass.”
I bit my tongue.
If he doesn’t stop talking about her like that, I’m gonna fucking bash his brains in.
I focused in on what happened after the kiss, to see if it provided any answers to why she ran off, but it clarified nothing.
From across the table came the hiss of whispering followed by someone clearing their throat. I glanced over. Rafe and Jericho were smiling.
“Umm…Dex?” Rafe leaned back in his chair. “Take it from a seasoned band member—see that vein throbbing in Zane’s neck? Well, if you don’t stop talking about her like that, he’s gonna bash your skull in.”
I turned slowly to eye Dex.
“Oh, yeah?” His gaze darted to Jericho and Rafe. They nodded. He turned to me. “Uhh…sorry. I didn’t understand.”
“There’s nothing to understand,” I said evenly. “We should just maybe clean up our language around here.”
Jericho and Rafe busted out. “Well, that ain’t gonna happen.”


What was the most difficult scene to write?

I always find the in between scenes difficult. The ones in between the main scenes that I see in my head that connect all of the scenes. The scenes where a character messes up can be difficult, too, because you want them to kind of be a jerk, but not make the reader dislike them. They need to understand why they are being the way they are so that they can have a level of sympathy for them.


Would you say this book showcases your writing style or is it a departure for you?

It’s a slight departure in that the language is fouler and cruder, as you would expect a group of guys who hang out together all the time to use. But it still has a lot of the humor that you find in my other books and the warmth of friendships and family relationships.


What do you want people to take away from reading this book?

Uhh…for the most part I don’t want readers to take away anything from my books. I don’t want them to learn anything, just be entertained. That being said, maybe a better understanding of introverts and how someone can seem extroverted while still being an introvert.


What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have planned?

Book Two of the LOVE AND CHAOS SERIES, ROCKED BY LOVE. After that I’ll probably have to leave the boys of Just Short of Chaos for a bit to concentrate on Book Eight of my chic lit DEVILISH DIVAS SERIES, SATAN’S SPAWN. But Book Seven, HELL HATH NO FURY will come out, too. It is currently with the publisher.


Thanks for blogging at HJ!


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Excerpt from ROCKED BY GRACE:

And here’s an excerpt that hasn’t been seen before! Told from Grace’s point of view:

The applause broke the spell and he let go of me and stepped away. For a moment I was alarmed and confused.

What the hell am I doing up here?

Then, when I turned and a whole auditorium was in front of me, it filled me with panic.

What the hell am I doing up here!

Payton, the reason for my being at the concert in the first place, looked like she was going to explode when I finally spotted her. My friend was screaming and bouncing like springs were attached to her feet and she was pretending the floor was molten lava. I laughed, took a little bow, and started moving across the stage.

“Wait!” Despite the deafening roar rising from the floor, I heard him. I faced him, and he grabbed my hand again. “We’re not done with you yet.” He tugged on me with a grin. “Anyone can dance to a slow song. Let’s see what you can bring if we take the beat up a little.” He signaled to the band and they readied their instruments.

“I’m really not…” I glanced back at Payton. She fell off her heels again and the guys behind her helped to support her by the elbows.

Should I be concerned about that?

I frowned. Even though we were the same age, I couldn’t seem to abandon my mothering instincts towards Payton. She was the life of the party, but sometimes the life of the party had to be watched over so she didn’t get herself killed.

I looked at Zane. “I think I need to sit this one out.” I was speaking mostly to myself, as I was sure he couldn’t hear me above all the noise, but my shaking head did the talking for me.

He leaned away, taking my hand in both of his now. I read his lips. “Come on.” His smile was inviting. Tantalizing. Perfect white teeth and beautiful full lips that were all I could seem to focus on. Was I really turning down Zane Freaking Sanders?

My God he was even hotter in person. The last time I saw him on YouTube—which I admit I visited frequently at night after my brother went to bed—he appeared almost scrawny. But I could tell he was solid when I rocked against his chest. With any luck he’d do his usual thing and strip down to his amazing leather pants. His green eyes were even more smoldery in person—was that even a word?—and that hair. What I wouldn’t give to run my fingers through those dark, thick locks, waving around in pompadourish style…man.

“Come on. Come on.”

Great. The mic was on now and I could actually hear the pleading in his sexy voice.
“I don’t think I should,” I murmured again, forgetting my voice wasn’t amplified by a mic.
He appealed to the audience. “What do you say, guys? Do we want to see more of Grace’s moves?”

They responded affirmatively. I looked at all the smiling faces. Some were nodding and appeared to say, “Go on.” A few of the girls seemed pissed. I imagined they would have loved to trade places with me. I swung my head back and the way he was staring at me with those laser beam eyes of his melted my reluctance away. I let him pull me to center stage and the volume of the mob rose even higher.

“You play dirty,” I said when we were close again.

He wriggled his brows. “I know.”

But the song the band was playing happened to be my favorite song, “Night of Awakening.” It was a breakup song, but playfully and cleverly written, with a fun Latin flare I loved. It was that song I had to play at full volume in my car, singing until my throat was sore, but I was happy. It wasn’t one of the band’s bigger hits—much to my bewilderment—but I found it impossible to listen to it and be still. And on stage? On stage it was even better. Dex’s drums—of course I knew all their names—were beating in my bloodstream. Rafe’s bass and Jericho’s guitar battled, swirling around me like children playing tag. My adrenaline rose, taking control.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

Book Info:

When videos hit the Internet of rock star Zane Sanders and a random fan performing what he says is a spontaneous dance, no one believes it’s unrehearsed in this sizzling romance from bestselling author M.J. Schiller.

Zane Sanders, lead singer of Just Short of Chaos, surprised everyone, including himself, when he plucked a fan out of the audience at one of his concerts.

I don’t know what possessed me to do it. I’d never done anything like that before. But something about Grace drew me to her. And within minutes of pulling her on stage, I knew I’d made one of the best decisions of my life. Since our drummer Devin’s overdose, I’d felt dead inside. Perhaps for even longer than that. But Grace was fun, sexy—and as I would discover later—good and selfless. And an irresistible magic surrounded us that made me feel alive again.

That is, until I blew it. In classic Zane style. Funny thing is, when I first got Grace up on stage, I had no idea what to do with her. Now I have no idea what I’ll do without her.

Grace Prescott was living out every girl’s fantasy.

Only thing is, fantasies ended, and I realized pretty quickly that I didn’t want this one to stop. Zane had a magnetism about him that was more than mere charisma. That was evident the moment I—the girl who normally had to be dragged out onto the dance floor—practically became a pole dancer in his arms. Then it happened. The moment everyone kept referring to as “The Kiss.” But it was all part of the show, right? It didn’t matter that Zane made more than my feet move. He stirred up feelings that scared the crap out of me. The depth of his sadness called out to me even more than his unbelievable sex appeal, and that was saying something.

But it could never work between us. He may have come from a small town like me, but he was all rock star now and totally out of my league. I was a flower shop owner, not his saving Grace.

Are some actions beyond forgiveness or will he be rocked by Grace?

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Meet the Author:

M.J. Schiller is a lunch lady/romance-romantic suspense writer. She enjoys writing novels whose characters include rock stars, desert princes, teachers, futuristic Knights, construction workers, cops, and a wide variety of others. In her mind everybody has a romance. She is the mother of a twenty-two-year-old and three twenty-year-olds. That’s right, triplets! So having recently taught four children to drive, she likes to escape from life on occasion by pretending to be a rock star at karaoke. However…you won’t be seeing her name on any record labels soon.
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99 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: ROCKED BY GRACE by M.J. Schiller”

    • MJ Schiller

      I so get that! Much of the time the music will be off on car trips, my husband will be listening to his phone with earphones in, and I’ll be writing in my head for miles and miles! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment, Mary! I like your profile pic! 🙂

  1. Sonia

    I like to listen to Whitney Houston, Adele, Dolly Parton, The Beatles, Mariah Carey and many others:)

    • MJ Schiller

      That’s a wide variety! I love to karaoke Adele! Thanks for joining us today, Sonia! Have a great weekend!

    • MJ Schiller

      I’m more of a rock girl myself, but show tunes and Christian music also blare from my speakers at times! Thanks for participating, Jeanna!

  2. EC

    Almost all of the genre, with some exceptions. One of my fave song is Perfect by Ed Sheeran. Recent one is Tempo by Margaret.

    • MJ Schiller

      That is so ironic! That is one of the songs I’m considering for Zane and Grace’s first dance songs (“Perfect.”) Thanks for commenting and adding to the fun today! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

  3. courtney kinder

    I’m loving Graveyard by Halsey and Don’t Stop Believin by Journey

    • MJ Schiller

      My daughter is a huge Halsey fan and was playing some of her music for me yesterday. The display said Marshmello and I said, “This sounds like Halsey.” And she said, “It is.” I can’t remember why she said it said Marshmello, though. She has a cool voice, for sure. Thanks for participating, Courtney!

    • MJ Schiller

      I do, too. I like to pretend they’re newsies, though. Makes me feel less ancient! 😉 Thanks for joining us today, Debra! I hope you enjoyed the spotlight! 🙂

    • MJ Schiller

      Two good ones! I like to sing “Rolling In The Deep,” “Someone Like You,” and “Set Fire To The Rain” at karaoke. I love “Hello,” too, but I’m not sure I can pull that one off. And Ed Sheerhan is awesome! Have you watched his videos, too? I think he does a really good job with them. I’m so glad you took the time to read and comment! Enjoy your weekend and good luck in the drawing!

  4. janinecatmom

    I really only listen to music when I am in my car. And lately, I haven’t been going out very often. I prefer to listen to the news or silence when I am at home.

    • MJ Schiller

      Me, too. I’m either writing at home or watching hockey. And I sometimes prefer silence in the car, too. But it’s always great to listen to music after I haven’t in a while and remember how much I really do enjoy it. If we go out somewhere, I love to listen to live music! Makes me happy! I’m also a cat mommy, but my kitty is getting old. 🙁 She keeps me up a lot at night, but I put up with it because I don’t know how much more time we have together. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Janine! Have a nice weekend!

  5. Debbie P

    I like a few different kinds of music from 70’s/ 80’s/90’s dance music to classic rock and heavy metal. And lately I’ve been listening to Sixteen Stone by Bush. It’s a great classic album.

    • MJ Schiller

      You sound like my kind of gal, Debbie. I was supposed to see Bush once but their plane got stuck coming out of Boston to St. Louis. I was a little disappointed, but still saw…I think that tour was Nickelback, My Darkest Days, and Seether…or Breaking Benjamin. They tend to meld together after a while. (I wonder if you like to attend concerts like me or just prefer listening at home.) Thanks for sharing with us today! Have a good one!

    • MJ Schiller

      I have a FEW country pieces, mostly stuff that straddles the line like Lady A, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan (he’s not hard on the eyes, either), Chris Young, Taylor Swift, and I love George Straight’s “Breath You Take.” Thanks for joining us today and hope your weekend rocks! 🙂

    • MJ Schiller

      Kirk Franklin? I’ll have to check him out. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your weekend!

    • MJ Schiller

      Not my go-to music, but I do enjoy some of it. I’ve been to a couple of concerts, too. (Rascal Flatts, Chris Young, and Luke Bryan…and there might have been one more that night, and Lady A with…Darius Rucker and Thompson Square, I’m pretty sure.) Thanks for talking music with us, Rita! Have a nice day!

    • MJ Schiller

      I’m definitely not listening to it as much as usual either. I mostly listen in the car, and I’m pretty much only in the car to go to the grocery store now. I miss my live music, too. I’ve had a lot of dates on my calendar that I’ve had to miss because of COVID. I can’t wait for things to get back to normal! I hope you and your family are well and surviving in our strange new environment. That’s one reason that reading is so valuable. Even if you can’t get out you can imagine it! 🙂 Have a great weekend, Mari Ann!

  6. Pamela Conway

    Love the excerpt! I listen to many different types of music, country, 80’s, 90’s, 70’s, classic rock, alternative, R&B. Recently discovered The Revialist & Matt Maeson.

    • MJ Schiller

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! Wow! It does sound like you have a wide variety of favorites! We also love alternative music and 90s stuff. We have a favorite local band that covers a lot of that! Can’t wait until we can go see them again! Thanks for participating, Pamela! Have a great weekend!

    • MJ Schiller

      Okay, another one I need to check out! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a fantastic weekend! 🙂

    • MJ Schiller

      Yeah. Today’s music ain’t got the same soul, right? 😉 I like both. Anything from Air Supply to AC/DC. (I’m not sure my husband understands the former!) I appreciate you stopping in today! Have a good one!

    • MJ Schiller

      Good choices! It looks like a lot of folks are on the Adele wagon here! Thanks for taking the time to comment, Anna! Have a good day! 🙂

  7. Pammie R.

    I like to listen to current pop and 1990s to 2000s country. I listen to a mix whenever I’m reading or writing and need to block out the world.

    • MJ Schiller

      That’s interesting. While music inspires my stories, I don’t listen to it when I’m writing. I’m too easily distracted. I’d start singing and lose track of what I was writing! 🙂 Hope you have a good day and weekend! 🙂

  8. Amy R

    What are some of your favorite tunes at the moment? Greatest Showman soundtrack, Fall on Me by Christina Aguilera and A Great Big World
    What sort of music do you like to listen to? all types of music

    • MJ Schiller

      I have never seen “The Greatest Showman,” but want to watch it. There’s one song I’ve heard from it that makes me cry whenever I hear it! Thanks for stopping by, Amy, and joining in the conversation! I hope the rest of your weekend rocks!

  9. laurieg72

    Loved the storyline and excerpt. I can’t wait to read more about Zane and Grace’s chemistry!
    Music- I have very eclectic taste. I now have Spotify so I’ve found several oldies: Moody Blues, Simon & Garfunkel, Jethro Tull, Cat Stevens, Jason Mraz, Leo Kottke, Spheeris and Voudoris ( college days) ,.. I even added a couple of Garth Brooks, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan songs. Unususal as I’m really not a country fan. After watching a couple of movies: Yesterday and Mama Mia Here We Go Again and Rocket Man I’ve also listened to Mama Mia Here We Go Again and The Beatles and Elton John.

    • MJ Schiller

      I’m on board for most of that! I did like Mama Mia until my boss played it on repeat. Not so much anymore! 😀 If you ever go in for anything a little harder, Disturbed has a cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence” that I think is amazing! Very powerful! But I know their style is not everyone’s cup of tea. Thanks for joining us, Laurie! And thanks for the compliments about the book. I’m loving writing this series! Hope you have a fantabulous weekend! I think we all deserve a good one! Take care!

      • laurieg72

        I’ve seen Disturbed perform it on You Tube and on Facebook when a ice dancing team used the song in a competition.

        • MJ Schiller

          Ooh! I may need to find that ice dancing video! Thanks for letting me know about it!

        • MJ Schiller

          Okay, I just watched it. That was amazing! It being “The Sound of Silence” as they silently floated across the ice made it even more powerful! THANKS!!!

  10. Kathleen Bylsma

    Right now, I’m hooked on GNR, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Imagine Dragons, Taylor Swift’s new album…kind of all over the board…

    • MJ Schiller

      We saw Guns and Roses last summer and let me tell you, Axl Rose is still an incredible performer! The man ran from one side of the stage to the other the whole time while singing. Wore me out! 😀 He looked much the same as in the olden days, too, with a flannel shirt tied around his waist, the whole dealio! I also love Imagine Dragons. I don’t think I’ve heard too much off Taylor’s new album. I rely on my kids to keep me up-to-date on the newest music. 🙂 Thanks for stopping in, Kathleen! Enjoy your weekend!

  11. Nancy Payette

    Fabulous cover. I like a variety of music. Upbeat fun dancing music is alway a mood lifter. I listen quietly to instrumental music when I am reading.

    • MJ Schiller

      Thank you! I really love the cover, too. I am very blessed to work with some very talented artists. I actually had two different cover artists who worked together on this series to keep the branding consistent. (This one is my favorite!). My son designed the fictional bands logo for me! One of the local bands that we like listening to does a lot of dance music that we enjoy like Charlie Puth, Maroon 5, Walk the Moon… But the kind that sounds all the same I don’t enjoy as much. Thanks for commenting, Nancy! I hope you have a nice day!

  12. Caro

    I like different styles of music. I love romantic slow songs. But, tbh, if I like a song, I listen to it. New hits, oldies, rock, diferent stuff.
    That’s why I like the good ol’ radio, just a few hours of a mix of styles.

    • MJ Schiller

      Being so open to different genres is great! Gives you that much more to appreciate! Thanks for joining us, Caro!

    • MJ Schiller

      There are a lot of great classic rock tunes. Whenever my husband hears one he likes he says, “This is on my top twenty.” Only his top twenty is more like a hundred and twenty-five! Thanks for participating, Charlotte! 🙂

  13. Lilah Chavez

    I listen to mostly everything !
    From Elle King to Frank Ocean, Metric to A Tribe Called Quest, Jhene Aiko to The Weekend, Doja Cat to Rodrigo y Gabriela…
    I can totally keep going ! Spotify has kept me sane during these crazy times!

    • MJ Schiller

      Yeah. Can you imagine a world without music? It feeds us, and, like you said, keeps us sane. I have to admit that the only groups you listed that I recognize is The Weekend and Elle King. I think there’s a chance you’re a tad bit younger than me! 🙂 Thanks for joining in the conversation today! I hope music continues to help you in this crazy time!

  14. Nicole (Nicky) Ortiz

    I mostly listen to 80’s, 70’s and country music
    Thanks for the chance!

    • MJ Schiller

      We like playing Song Pop on Alexa and, I don’t mean to brag, but we own the 70s and 80s, and 90s alternative. 🙂 Thank you for participating, Nicole! Have a great rest of your weekend!

    • MJ Schiller

      “Hamilton” is awesome! I recently ran across a fun parody of “You’ll Be Back” about people returning to church after COVID. I appreciate you joining in the conversation today, Mary! Have a nice rest of your weekend!

    • MJ Schiller

      He and Chrissy Teigen are so cute together! Have you seen the video to “Wild?” Since they met when recording one of his videos, they decided to announce that she was pregnant with their third child on “Wild.” Pretty cool! Thanks for chiming in, Erin!

  15. Jana Leah

    I don’t know that I have a favorite, but lately I’ve been listening to a lot of classical music lately.

    • MJ Schiller

      I enjoy some classical music, but don’t really listen to it too often. I can certainly appreciate and respect people who are into any genre and know their music. Thanks for adding to the conversation, Jana! Have a good night!

    • MJ Schiller

      I like them, too. We love to listen to a local band named Vibe that plays some Charlie Puth, and Maroon 5 and Walk The Moon, that kind of stuff. They’re a lot of fun! Thanks for taking the time to comment, Nina! Have a nice night!

    • MJ Schiller

      It really does depend on your mood! On a car trip I might listen to anything from Jesus Christ Superstar to AC/DC to Disney music! (It can kind of give you whiplash!) Thanks for commenting, Lori! Have a great night!

    • MJ Schiller

      I’ve never heard of them! I’ll have to check them out! Thanks for joining us, Jillian! I hope the rest of your weekend is enjoyable!

    • MJ Schiller

      Lot of good stuff there! Thanks for adding to the conversation, Daniel! I hope you enjoy your night!

    • MJ Schiller

      That is so true! Sometimes I like to belt out show tunes, sometimes I like to crank up hard rock. There’s nothing like the first Spring day when you can roll down the windows and sing along to your favorite tunes as you roll down the street! I appreciate you stopping in, Colleen! Have a wonderful weekend!

    • MJ Schiller

      I have a girlfriend who kills on 80s music trivia! My husband and I are more into 90s alternative, and I like current hard rock. Not his favorite. I’m glad you could join us, Joy! Have a nice night!

    • MJ Schiller

      Me, too. The other day my daughter was like, “You’ve got to hear this new Hosier song!” It was a remake of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love!” 🙂 Thanks for participating, Booklady! I hope you’ve had a nice day!

    • MJ Schiller

      I’m picky about my country, but I do enjoy some old stuff, like Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash, and some newer stuff, like Luke Bryan, Chris Young, Lady A. Thanks for adding to our conversation, Lori! Have a nice night!

  16. Karina Angeles

    I love rock and country. My favorite song is Tom’s Diner by Suzanne Vega.

  17. Janie McGaugh

    I’ve never been much for listening to current music. I prefer to listen to songs from musicals but don’t really have a favorite at the moment.

    • M.J. Schiller

      Musical music is fantastic! One of my favorites is “Home” from the Broadway production of “Beauty and the Beast.” Thanks for stopping in, Janie, and leaving a comment! Have a great week!

    • M.J. Schiller

      I love listening to a local band that does a lot of 80s music. I appreciate you taking the time to chat with us today, Stacey! Have a good one!

    • M.J. Schiller

      Those can be excellent! My kids and I really like “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “The Prince of Egypt” soundtrack. Very powerful music! Thanks for participating!

    • M.J. Schiller

      I love hearing classical versions of songs from plays or pop songs. It usually drives me crazy because I’m like, “What is this song? I know I know this song!” Thanks for commenting and have a great day!

  18. Jenny Ham

    Billy Joel really makes me happy to listen to lots of older sounds from High School days. Brings back good memories.

    • M.J. Schiller

      Love Billy Joel and even got to see him in concert many moons ago. …now that I think about it, I think it was PK (pre-kids) and my oldest is 25, so…yeah. A long time ago. Thanks for joining in the conversation, Jenny! Have a nice day!

  19. hendeis

    I really love country western music.. George Strait &/or Alan Jackson are just fantastic!

    • M.J. Schiller

      My kids have got me into the newer music. They like to share their favorites with me and I usually like them. But we are also huge 90s alternative fans (Third Eye Blind, Matchbox 20, The Killers, Jimmy Eat World…) I appreciate you stopping by, Terrill! Have a good one!