Wednesday, September 14, 2011

'If I Could Be Anyone, I'd Be...'

Today the world wide web is going wild to celebrate the launch of Talli Roland's new book Watching Willow Watts.

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?

Watching Willow Watts is available today on Amazon and Amazon UK. Check it out!

For this launch party you get to come as whoever you want to be. After much thought and deliberation, I decided I'd come as Officer Aeryn Sun from the SciFi show Farscape.

You see, I'm not really much of a party person. How are you supposed to dress for these things? Black leather clad and gun wielding, right? (My husband says yes to that, I'm sure.)

Though she has been known to get gussied up on occasion...

Though I think I'll stick with the leather and guns. Aeryn Sun is a trained soldier conditioned to obey orders and bred to eliminate weaknesses, including emotions. However, over the course of the TV series she becomes one of the few good examples of the strong woman character as she makes a stand for what she believes is right and ultimately ends up embracing her roles as wife and mother as well as freedom fighter.

That way I'll be ready to act if there's an armed communist uprising while we're having the party.


  1. I have no idea who that is, but she looks ready to kick some butt!!

  2. Sweet choice! I loved that show and Aeryn rocked! Now I want to have a Farscape marathon...

  3. Congrats to Talli! And that character looks like someone I'd like :D Great choice!! There aren't enough strong women characters, in my opinion.


  4. I've never heard of her before, but she sounds like one tough character! :)

  5. That video is hilarious! Thanks for sharing! You'll have to excuse me now, I'm off to set fire to all the houses in the street to stir up anti-communist hatred and organise counter-revolutionary terror.

  6. I've never see that show but she looks like one baaaad woman (as in cool.. :P). Great choice!

  7. Excellent choice, and the Eric Idle clip at the end was awesome :D

  8. Wow, fantastic choice: a strong, independent female. My kinda woman!

    Thanks so much for taking part! I really appreciate it. :)

  9. Love Farscape. One of those few series I must have on DVD to watch when I want. Always loved Claudia Black's character. Good choice.

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  10. Ooh Talli's book sounds awesome!

    I'm not sure who I'd like to be... there are way too many choices. :-D

  11. That book sounds FABULOUS! And I love your who-I'd-like-to-be!

  12. Ha ha! I'll take the gussied up hair... but I'd need shooting lessons!

  13. I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger award. I love reading your blog so wanted to share it with others.

  14. Looking forward to your picks for the blogfest on Monday!

  15. I loved Farscape and really enjoyed her character. She is a great example of the strong woman, I agree!

  16. I LOVE Farscape! Such a great show and such an awesome choice! Aeryn Sun kicks serious butt=)
    I was glad to see Claudia Black again in Stargate.

  17. I've never seen her blonde! lol....


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  18. Fun choice! I like kick-butt girls too.

  19. She seems pretty cool, but I've never seen or even heard of that TV show.

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  20. So fun! Leather and gun-weilding could be fun, but I think you should imitate her braided updo!
    By the way I passed the Versatile Blogger Award on to you! The info can be found at
    I wasn't sure if you'd won it already or not, but your blog is so awesome, I figured I'd pass it on!

  21. Great video and I love Aeryn's outfits. I need to watch Farscape.

    I've given you a few awards on my blog. Check them out whenever you get a chance.


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