If I Could Be Anyone, I’d Be…

Authors, Book launch By Sep 14, 2011 8 Comments

Photo credit: Dave Hogan

… P!NK! Who wouldn’t want a name with a punctuation mark in it, for starters? I mean, isn’t that every writer’s dream?!

P!nk’s someone who I really admire. She always seems to do her own thing without bowing to peer or media pressure which is no mean feat these days; she’s ballsy, bolshie and smart but never takes herself too seriously; she appears to live life to the full and has an absolute blast while doing so; she clearly loves what she does and always seems to have so much fun at her concerts while putting on an incredible show for everyone there; plus, the woman is super-fit – I mean, she sings while twirling around upside down on an aerial silk, for pete’s sake! I SO want to do that! (Well, maybe not the singing part.)

Why am I declaring my girl crush on P!NK?

Well, Talli Roland, one of my favourite writer pals, launches her second novel, Watching Willow Watts, today. It’s a fun, fast-paced read that hurtles along as Willow’s life careens out of control after footage of her doing a Marilyn Monroe impersonation at the village fete is uploaded to the Internet. Willow becomes an overnight YouTube sensation and is propelled into notoriety, which may or may not be the answer to all her problems.

To celebrate the launch, Talli’s having an If I Could Be Anyone, I’d Be… blogsplash. She’s asked everyone taking part to blog or tweet who else they would like to be, if they had the choice. It can be someone you admire, envy or even just fancy being for the day. To check out Talli’s own choice, as well as everyone else’s, click on the link above or follow the #watchingwillowwatts hashtag on Twitter.

Watching Willow Watts is available now for Kindle. You can download it from both Amazon.com or Amazon UK and you don’t need a Kindle to be able to read it. It’s out in paperback on November 30th. 








  1. Hi Kathryn! Oh, what a great choice! Love the photo too, who wouldn’t want to be able to do that!

    Great to discover your blog, this launch party is so much fun. 🙂

    1. kath says:

      Hi Julie! Thanks so much for dropping by The Nut Press.

      I’m just getting my strawberries and cream together before popping over to check out your forehand…

  2. Alleged Author says:

    Pink is an awesome performer!

  3. Golly, you’re brave even thinking about being P!NK. Just looking at her dangling from that skinny wire gives me vertigo!

  4. Rebecca Emin says:

    Totally agree with what Rachel said to be honest. I couldn’t hang upside down like that, let along singing at the same time. I can see why you find P!nk inspiring though!

  5. Talli says:

    That’s a fantastic choice – I love her attitude. She’s strong and fierce… my kinda woman! I also love her hair. A lot. 🙂

    Thanks for taking part, Kath! And for all your support when I was tearing my hair out back at the RNA Conference…

  6. Pink is a fabulous choice! She is bad ass and beautiful! Glad to have discovered your blog!

  7. D.J. Kirkby says:

    Gooood choice! I understand why you picked her too. xo

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