Wednesday, September 14, 2011

If I could be...

So Talli Roland is super smart, yeah? This is her second book release event I'm participating in and her second home run idea...

Willow Watts, in Talli's latest book (released TODAY) has settled into a boring life until an impersonation of Marilyn Monroe she does goes viral on YouTube... so Talli has asked all of US who we'd be for a day, if we could get away with it...

For more info on the blogfest and a list of everyone participating, check here.


They only look pained...
If I could be Anyone, I'd Be...

JK Rowling... Author extraordinaire, responsible almost single-handedly for several new generations of excited readers...

There are several reasons I'd love to be Jo... She is WICKED smart, she is MAJORLY creative, she turned her life into a fairy tale, she is KIND, she keeps making amazing decisions (I mean would YOU realize what a win it would be to hold out on movies until they agreed to only make them very close to how you wrote them?), she is one thing I will surely never be: Classy...

But mostly, she is living every author's DREAM.

And maybe, just maybe, if I was Jo for a day, I would come away from it with some of that magic...

Yup... that's my choice...


As for Talli...

She is getting a little slice of that dream today... I wish her a ton of luck with her latest book... and just so YOU get the proper temptation to go check it out...

About Watching Willow Watts


For Willow Watts, life has settled into a predictably dull routine:

days behind the counter at her father's antique shop and nights watching TV, as the pension-aged residents of Britain's Ugliest Village bed down for yet another early night. But everything changes when a YouTube video of Willow's epically embarrassing Marilyn Monroe impersonation gets millions of hits after a viewer spots Marilyn's ghostly image in a frame.

Instantly, Willow's town is overrun with fans flocking to see the 'new Marilyn'. Egged on by the villagers -- whose shops and businesses are cashing in -- Willow embraces her new identity, dying her hair platinum and ramming herself full of cakes to achieve Marilyn's legendary curves.

But when a former flame returns seeking the old Willow, Willow must decide: can she risk her stardom and her village's newfound fortune on love, or is being Marilyn her ticket to happiness?

And because now I KNOW you're tempted... Here is where to buy!

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/nIygHP
Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/riMpmH

Good luck, Talli!!!

32 comments:

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Congratulations to Talli on her release. Somehow I'm not surprised you chose Rowling, Hart! Great pick...every writer's dream!

Enid Wilson said...

Congratulations Talli. And I'd love to be Indiana Jones, visiting exotic and exciting places and talk about them to students.

Every Savage Can Reproduce

Old Kitty said...

One thing the utterly fabulous JK Rowling is yet to be is being most NAKED!! Oh yes!!

Yay for your alter ego - what a great choice!!! Take care
x

Jan Morrison said...

Oh, I nearly had it. I thought you'd be Hermione! I did, I did! I'm going to go play in a minute.
Nice review by the by.

Matthew MacNish said...

I wouldn't mind being married to Jo. She's amazing, brilliant, beautiful, a great writer, a philanthropist, and just seems like such a wonderful person.

Morgan said...

JK Rowling is a great choice- she really is such an inspiration.

Talli Roland said...

Fabulous choice! Smart, elegant, articulate... and great royalties! :)

Thank you so much for taking part! And for all your lovely words. I'm so thrilled with all the wonderful support I'm receiving from blogland... I couldn't do it without you. Big hugs!

RosieC said...

Oh, excellent choice. I love it!

Cherie Reich said...

Such an excellent choice! She definitely lives the writer's dream.

LR said...

I admire her too. Can't imagine writing all that in a cafe with a little baby to take care of. Amazing.

Susan Fields said...

Great choice! She is such an inspiration - what an amazing woman!

Jessica Bell said...

I KNEW you'd pick her! :o)

Michael Offutt said...

She's awash in money. It'd be nice to have all that money.

Stephen Tremp said...

Great choice. I just finished reading all seven HP books in record time. A great series. Good luck to you and your writing!

Hart Johnson said...

Thanks so much, everyone! Sorry i've been a bit absent today... work deadline and all, but I will try to hop around a bit, too...

Clarissa Draper said...

You're right, in many ways most writers wish they were her.

Siv Maria said...

LOL...YES! I won another bet! You and Michael are gonna make me rich...well not quite :)

Shirley Wells said...

Oh, great choice. JK is wonderfully talented, fabulous and, more important, nice. I'd like to be her too, especially when I'm opening my royalty statement... :)

Stacy Gail said...

Ooh, good luck Talli -- Watching Willow Watts sounds fabulous! It sounds like a great premise, and I love a dash of kissy-kissy romance with any story. :)

Fabulous choice, Hart! To get a glimpse into the fabulous mind of JKR, even for a day... talk about a dream come true. (Oh, and living the high life wouldn't be so bad either. :P)

RaShelle Workman said...

Hart - you're totally classy. Getting some of the JKR magic would be amazing though. So I can see why you'd want to be her for a day.

Hart Johnson said...

Clarissa-a dream we all recognize, eh?

Siv-glad to be of service!!! teehee

Shirley-welcome! And yes, that nice piece is VERY important. There are other successful authors, but she's got the whole package.

Stacy-you totally should know Talli--you both write your romance with a lot of humor.

RaShelle-ME? Classy? *snort* erm... oops... I think i play too hard. I'm on a different axis...

Laura said...

Oh yeah - now that could be fun :) (I thought from the pic that you wanted to be the lust object of Harry and Ron!)
Lx

Holly Ruggiero said...

Yep, that'd work for me too!

Michael Di Gesu said...

The perfect choice... She is one amazing woman... but then, my dearest Hart, so are you.

Magic is all around us, we just have to grab it. At the right time, of course.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's five JK's today!

Cold As Heaven said...

I've only read one HP book, and didn't like it. But for JK Rawlings' salary I would probably be willing to write that kind of books >:)

Cold As Heaven

L. Diane Wolfe said...

She is living the dream...

Ann said...

I had a sneaking suspicion JK was going to be your chosen one!

Elizabeth Mueller said...

What wonderful support system Talli has! <3


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LTM said...

oh, what a great post! this is so much fun. Mine's going up tomorrow, but I could've predicted who you'd be. And I can see you being as magical as Jo~ :o) muwah~

Melissa Bradley said...

I almost picked JK. I admire her so much for all that she accomplished and it just rocks that she is an author. Fuels all of our imaginations. Great choice!

Arlee Bird said...

Am I surprised that you picked her? I would love to have her money and success. An authors dream for sure.

Lee
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