Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Just One Wish give-away (The nuclear summer version)


I have bemoaned before the utter lack of influence I have over my covers. In fact, it seems like the fastest way for a cover to get scrapped is if I say, "I love it!" Apparently my publishers think I have no taste (my children think the same thing) so if I approve of something it is a sure sign to them that it needs to be changed.

Alas, I loved the Just One Wish cover. And in my defense, I was not alone. It won the best YA cover award on one blog.

But my publisher has changed it despite my protests. They have pink-ified it. Yep, the beautiful blue background is gone and now it looks like that sunny day has been turned into some bizarre nuclear holocaust.

Still, in order to celebrate the paperback edition, I'm doing a give-away. In the book, Annika goes to Hollywood in order to find and bring back a famous TV star to meet her six-year-old brother, before he has dangerous surgery. During the course of her quest, she pretends to be an extra on the TV star's show and is actually recruited into a scene.

If you could sneak onto any TV show--still running or already cancelled--which one would it be? Leave your answer in the comment box and if you're a follower, mention it since followers get double chances.

Cheers! (That was a salutation and not my TV series of choice. Oh, oh, triple chances if you can guess which TV series I would choose.)

60 comments:

Marielle Carlisle said...

I'm a Facebook follower! And I'm numero-uno on the comments list. My day is just getting better and better.

Saved by the Bell. That was my all time favorite show growing up.

Kaferine said...

I'd love to be on IT Crowd! I don't think they'll ever have any Americans on that show, though. ):

Darlyn said...

The Nanny. I love the sitcom.So sweet and funny and I still watch the DVD.

i'm a blog follower via GFC

darlyn225 at gmail dot com

Mary Campbell said...

I like the pink, but I agree that the blue is stunning. I loved Little House on the Prairie as a kid and I really wanted to meet Laura and Michael Landon - Charles.
I'm a follower.

Aik said...

I'd love to be on Taiwan's TV show, Guess Guess Guess. The host, Jackie is such a funny person, although he's already 40 or 50 years old.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

I'm a follower.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I like the pink but the blue was more applicable :)
(not an entry)

Kathryn said...

I'd be on the Disney channel show "Sonny with a Chance" because I guess I'm a 14 year old girl stuck in a 26 year old mom's body. =)

I am a follower too.

I don't have cable so I don't have a good selection of shows you'd be on, but I'll guess that you'd go on The Middle on ABC. It's a hilarious show.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

TV show I want back? Jericho, or Moonlight, or My Ex List...

Amber Lynae said...

I am both a facebook, and a blog follower

I would definitely go back to Lois and Clark the new adventures of Superman.

Karen Adair said...

I'm a follower and I'd love to find my way onto the set of Alias. When my hair was long I had multiple people telling me I looked like Jennifer Garnder, so maybe I could even be her double (instead of one of her victims) :) I'm guessing (because of your wishing book) that maybe you'd like to be on I Dream of Jeanie? Yes? No? Well I can't wait to find out.

kbrebes said...

I'm a newbie follower. I guessed "I Dream of Jeanie" for you, too!

If I could walk onto Glee and dance and sing my heart out, then I'd be in seventh heaven. Now, if only I had a voice that people who love books didn't throw books at... : )

Marta O. Smith said...

McGyver. I want to be in an episode where McGyver stops the gulf oil spill with a Swiss army knife, a fish net, and some Gorilla Glue, and then cleans up all the oil with a few common (nontoxic) household chemicals.

Merry said...

1. I'm a follower.

2. I would love to have been on Lost!

3. I think that you would want to be on Gilmore Girls.

Chersti Nieveen said...

I would totally sneak onto the set of Dr. Who while they were filming. Yeah, it would be awesome, though I think I'd need a lot more than a snake. I had to comment just to say that.

And yep, I'm following this blog.

Janelle said...

I'm a follower, but not a TV-watcher; never have been. I don't even know what shows are on, but I do remember some popular ones from my youth (not that I watched them). So I'd go for Home Improvement, or Full House. Or I love Lucy, which is what I'll guess for you.

Meredith said...

I would have to sneak onto the set of Chuck and hang out with Adam Baldwin. It's amazing how much he can convey by just grunting.

I also follow your blog! Just One Wish is my fav. of your books (so far, but I'm willing to change my mind as I read more). Maybe the pink is supposed to be sunset?

Tamara said...

I'm a follower. (Although announcing that way feels like I'm giving the wrong answer in Sunday School.)

And, I can't believe I'm admitting this, but I would have loved to be an extra on Growing Pains. It was junior high. What can I say?

Rebecca Irvine said...

I would have loved to have been on the Gilmore Girls set. I loved the characters; the townspeople were wonderful. I have really missed this show!

I am a blog follower.

Aleisha said...

Gilligan's Island would be fun, I always thought it was funny when random people would come to the island and be able get off again, but none of the regulars.
I am now a follower.

Smithy Smith said...

I don't know... I think I have two.
My Disney show would be Sonny with a Chance, gotta love Chad Dylan Cooper.
And my other show would be Glee, I mean a cool musical highschool! What else would you want, oh, a cute male lead, and Glee has one!

Now that I've made myself seem totally superficial, I'm a follower!

Arya said...

I would choose Roswell, the science-fiction TV series about teen aliens! YES!!! It was so good, but has been cancelled for some time!

I am a follower.

I think you would choose Glee . . .

P.S. - I also liked the blue cover better!

Sydney Yingst said...

i'd love to be on the show Chuck.

Kelsi Rose said...

I would have to say the Dukes of Hazzard. Getting to ride around in a muscle car would rock.

Oh, and I am now a follower.

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Jessica said...

I would be on Full House. That show is legit. It was my favorite! None of our channels show it now. Thank Goodness for YouTube!

I'm sorry the bow-tied crowd keeps messing up you book covers. Just One Wish was my favorite one. But on the brightside its better than the cartoon pictures you used to have!

I am a follower on blogspot.

I think you would be on...the electric company? I have no idea. One minute your joking around and the next your talking about STD's. I'm a confused child.

Cassandra said...

I would pick to be on Sonny with a Chance like Kathryn. It is a funny show.

I am a blog follower.

Tiger Holland said...

I follow!

I'd sneak onto Supernatural. I'd fight monsters with those Winchester boys any day.

leighofthestone(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anna said...

I follow your blog! :D

I would probably go on Wizards of Waverly Place, I know its nerdy but i love that show!! :D haha!

Jacqueline C. said...

I would definitely choose True Blood! It's the only show on tv that I have to watch.

I'm also a Google follower

Erin Edwards said...

I would want to be on Bewitched - would love to twitch my nose and have the housework done!

For you I would pick Ginger on Gilligan's Island. :)

Jessica said...

I would definitely sneak on to the set of NCIS. It's funny, suspenseful, and has the most creative characters! What more could you want? Or possibly Saved By the Bell. It's just so classic! I can't decide. I'm also a follower and I have to agree that I prefer the blue cover to the pink.

Nicole B! said...

Gilmore Girls! I loved that show!

Candace said...

I'd be on Gilligan's Island because it amuses me. Sadly, they don't play it anymore. :( What do people have against the classics?
Personally, I like the blue cover better, but it's what's inside that counts, right? :)
I'm not an actual follower but I check your blog everyday. Does that count? And if I saw you at the store or something, I would totally follow you around. But let's not dwell on my stalkerish thoughts. :)

msdarcy said...

I would pick The Cosby Show. It's all about laughs, family and real life fun! I loved the blue cover best, but change is always nice. I am a follower:)

Jennie said...

Do I have to choose just one? Okay. Hell's Kitchen. I totally heart Gordon Ramsay.
And I'm a follower. Just One Wish is my favorite book.

Heather said...

I'm a stalker...er, follower, via Goodreads. My two teenage daughters and I love your books. Thanks for keeping them in reading material!

My all-time favorite show was Northern Exposure. I would have loved to have stepped into that zany world for a day!

Julie said...

I would love to be an extra on Frasier. And I love Just One Wish. Even the nuclear version. :) And I'm a follower!

Heather Feather said...

I'm a follower!
And I would sneak onto... hmmmm.. lets see... Ghost Whisperer or Flashpoint

Sara said...

First, I am a follower of your blog. And secondly, I would want to be on Psych. It is extremely funny and very, very clever.

susanhatler said...

I'd want to be on Bones. I'd love to be her side kick. Definitely! Oh, and GREAT article on Seventeen's website. :)

Karlene said...

Follow your blog and am a FB friend.

I'd sneak onto Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

I think you'd sneak onto... uhm... MacGuyver?

Manelle said...

Doctor Who, no battle. :) It's totally my favorite and if I was gonna sneak onto the set, I'd first of all have to get to the British Isles. That would be awesome, and then after I sneak on the set and use my fake British accent to do something amazing, I'd talk the BBC into hiring me to their art department, and I could help design the show! ...Yeah, this is going to be awesome, if I tried that, which I probably wont. (oh yeah, and Matt Smith is hot so that's also a bonus)

I'm a follower too. (although not through google, through yahoo but I think that still counts. :)

BTW, love you books! "My Double Life" kept me up til 4 in the morning, but it was worth it. :)

The Novelist said...

I am a follower!

If I could sneak onto any tv show it would have to be The Brady Bunch. I had the biggest crush on Greg..

Anonymous said...

I would want to have a bit part on Enterprise. I'm a Trekkie at heart. I follow you on Goodreads.
Terry Deighton

TeresaD said...

I would die if I got to be in Sonny With a Chance or Full House. (I'm a sucker for cheesy, feel-good shows.)

Kimberly said...

I would choose M*A*S*H, without a doubt. This may have entirely too much to do with my long standing crush on Alan Alda...

GirlforChrist said...

I would sneak on the Andy Griffith TV show (I know it's sooo old). The actors seemed like such nice people (according to their bios). I am also a follower.

Anonymous said...

I would sneak on the Monk TV show. It would be so funny watching the actors!!!!

~Rosie

email:
pat------@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

One of my ABSOLUTE favorites is Perfect Strangers!!! They are just soooo funny! Thanks for doing this giveaway--I just read the book today!

~Joy P.

Email: (Good idea Rosie)

joykatie--------@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I would have to say Ponderosa (I'm joining the old-movie lovers group). I have to admit, Little Joe is sooo cute... :D

swordgirl203

Nikki said...

I would love to be on Leverage - the cast is so funny and look like they have a great time together!

Hmm, I'm not sure about TV show...I thought maybe you'd want to be in Twilight, but that's not TV...

I am a follower!

Steelefamily said...

I would choose 'I Love Lucy'. Who wouldent have fun watching Lucille Ball? I am a follower :)

Shar said...

I would go on the set of Parenthood because I am in love with that show and I think the cast would be so fun to hang out with for a day. I hope it returns after it's first season! But then I think So You Think You Can Dance would be pretty awesome too. In fact, I'm going to guess that that's the show you'd want to go backstage on.

Erin Edwards said...

My odds look like they were going down, so I became a follower. Now I'm twice as likely to win. Wow! That will up the odds. :)

Kammie K said...

The OC!! Then I could marry Seth Cohen. Plus raid Summer and Marissa's closets. <3 <3

Jessamine Diane said...

I would sneak into the X Factor and run in singing th theme tune to SpongeBob Squarepants REALLY loudly just so Simon Cowell would yell at me. Then maybe I could throw my shoe at him or somethin'.

XD

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Meera said...

I would choose Ugly Betty-it is fashionable, fun, and funny. I love it!