I’m Reblogging a Tuesday Inspiration for the Muse post I wrote in the beginning of 2016. I have new blog followers since then, so this Reblog will be new to some. 🙂 Maybe the rest of you will enjoy another round of “Melodies.” Have a happy day.

Author Mary J. McCoy-Dressel

Monday Inspiration for the Muse has been changed to Tuesday Inspiration for the Muse.

We all know I love writing western romance. Duh! I also love fictional and real, rowdy cowboys. Here’s a few other examples of what inspires my muse. Oh, and what inspires me, too!  ❤

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Long-haired bikers in leather make me wanna be bad.


I listen to country music and classic rock. While writing Whispers of Forever, I listened to Oldies because it was my heroine’s favorite music.


Well, this will be a shocker… I also love Vittorio Grigolo an Italian tenor. Did I mention that I love so many things Italian? Food. Music. Language. The people… Prosecco. Chianti. Vittorio’s voice is inspiring depending on what I’m writing. Since he’s my favorite tenor, I had to give him to my Italian heroine—Velia in the Bull Rider Series to be her favorite too. I recently came across this video on You…

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