Greetings, Treadwell readers!
I had been planning on being in Italy this whole week to do exciting publishing stuff, and then some personal life stuff came up, and now I’m back in Brooklyn without my passport having been stamped! But, that’s sometimes how it goes. On the upside, since iTunes is taking their darn sweet time adding Book #2 to their catalog, you can find it for a limited time (not sure how long) on Wattpad! If you haven’t joined Wattpad yet, you really should – it’s an awesome online community for writers & readers to share work and interact. You can download their app for your iPhone or iPad and read just like you would, using iBook. ENJOY!
In Taylor news, I am hard at work on the Taylor & Todd sequel and I’m simultaneously writing a story about Betsey Norfleet (heavily featuring Taylor).
Here are some songs related to Book #1 that if you’ve read the book, you’ll recognize!
Challenge by Japanther (off of Skuffed Up My Huffy). The night Taylor’s mom passes away, Taylor’s wearing her Japanther t-shirt.
The Perfect Kiss by New Order (off of The Singles). Taylor has a New Order poster in her bedroom in Los Angeles.
Dance, Dance by Fall Out Boy (off From Under a Cork Tree). Sigma isn’t based on a real band, but if it were, they’d be totally cute young guys and Brice would kind of look like Pete Wentz. And of course, Allison would l-o-v-e- Fall Out Boy.
Always by Bon Jovi (off of Cross Road). The Chase character isn’t really based on Jon Bon Jovi, but rather, a whole bunch of rock stars. However, I like to imagine Chase as being as good-looking as JBJ. I personally have attended many Jovi shows (can you say, superfan?) and the crowd always goes nuts when Jon invites fans on stage to slow dance. Especially in New Jersey.
A Long December by Counting Crows (off of Recovering the Satellites). “One more day up in the canyon, one more night in Hollywood.” No song makes me more homesick for Los Angeles than this one. It captures the beauty and the loneliness of that city so perfectly.
Where is My Love by Cat Power (off of The Greatest). Man, whenever I am really feeling nostalgic and missing someone in my life who has passed away, this song gets the water works going.
Weekends!! by Skrillex (featuring Sirah). Wow, I love Skrillex. Jake spins dubstep at big nightclubs and is trying to build a name for himself as a DJ, just like this dude.
And of course, Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Spring. Even if you don’t play violin, you’ll recognize this classic. It’s the piece that Taylor struggled to learn all summer, and finally mastered in her concert back at Treadwell.