Podcast preview

I spent yesterday afternoon and half of the night recording the TWISTED podcast and then trying to figure out how to post it. Thanks to everyone who wrote in with suggestions and explanations. I recorded it using GarageBand. That part was fun. Figuring out the next step was near impossible.

For right now, you can find the podcast here. Some people have been able to open it and listen with no problems. Other people only get an an error message. Let me know if it doesn’t work. If it does work, let me know what you think.

Do me a favor – if you are going to comment on the podcast (or your inability to listen to it) let me know what kind of computer you have.

In the next couple of days, we’ll figure out how to post the podcast on the Writerlady and the Penguin websites. Then everyone will be able to hear it and peace will reign again in the Forest.

Today I have to go to the library and the drug store and the bank and Staples and Mom’s and the gym. I have to pack, fret about what I forgot, unpack to double and triple check, repack, and stare at the suitcase.

Have I mentioned how excited I am?

edited to add My webgod, theoblack, just figured out the problem. It has to do with the format in which I saved the podcast not being compatible with everyone’s sound cards. Or something like that. He is fixing it. I’ll let you know when he’s finished.

I need help from early TWISTED readers

A couple of you guys out there have read TWISTED. I need your help. I am putting together a playlist for the book and am desperate for recommendations.

For those who haven’t read it, some background. I think this is on the publicity materials:

“High school senior Tyler Miller used to be the kind of guy who faded into the background—average student, average looks, average dysfunctional family. But since he got busted for doing graffiti on the school, and spent the summer doing outdoor work to pay for it, he stands out like you wouldn’t believe. His new physique attracts the attention of queen bee Bethany Milbury, who just so happens to be his father’s boss’s daughter, the sister of his biggest enemy—and Tyler’s secret crush. And that sets off a string of events and changes that have Tyler questioning his place in the school, in his family, and in the world.

In Twisted, the acclaimed Laurie Halse Anderson tackles a very controversial subject: what it means to be a man today. Fans and new readers alike will be captured by Tyler’s pitchperfect, funny voice, the surprising narrative arc, and the thoughtful moral dilemmas that are at the heart of all of the author’s award-winning, widely read work. “

The short pitch: Emoish guy with a good heart has his butt kicked by the world and thinks seriously about leaving life, permanently.

What songs fit him? Ideas? Please?