Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Top Ten Authors I'd Like to See on a Reality TV Show

If I could build a dream cast for a reality TV show, this is who I'd like to see:

Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Beth Revis, 
Maureen Johnson, Jackson Pearce, Kiersten White,
Maggie Stiefvater, John Green, Carrie Ryan, Frankie Diane Mallis

Why? Because I think all of these writers have big personalities and are funny and interesting. I'd love to seem them on a show kind of similar to The Real World where they just live in an apartment, bicker over minor things, cause drama for no reason, come up with amusing and random ways to pass the time and are "surprised" when the producers announce they're randomly taking a vacation to the Bahamas. Shows that feature some kind of competition where contestants are eliminated are so popular these days. I wouldn't want to see them in a "write-off" or anything of that nature -- just seeing them hang out would be pretty awesome, I think.

BONUS: Guest appearances by Gail Carriger, Scott Tracey, Jack D. Ferraiolo, Scott Westerfeld and Justine Larbalestier. How cool would that be?

That is the kind of show that I'd totally be addicted to. I'd even buy the DVDs for the audio commentaries and bonus scenes!

15 comments:

  1. Now that is a reality show that I would watch religiously! I'm thinking a title like Authors Uncovered or Off-the-Book Authors. lol And I absolutely love your cast as it's got quite a few favorite authors. Guest list so works, too. Have a great Tuesday! :)

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    1. I feel like I cheated a little! I had so much trouble narrowing it down to 10.

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  2. I had fun finding wacky photos of most of the authors.

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  3. Oh, I hadn't thought of Pearce! She's hilarious, I would love to see her in a show. :)
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  4. She is always so funny and interesting in her YouTube videos! Somebody should give her, her own tv show.

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  5. I think they would all make for great tv viewing!

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    1. That's the thing! I have some favorite authors that I didn't include in this line-up, because while I love their writing, I just don't think they have "star presence" per se.

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  6. I was thinking of something like The Real World when I was choosing my authors too! ...althouhg I've never watched the show, just know what it's about. Haha.

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    1. I'm such a reality TV addict - The Real World was kind of the granddaddy of all reality shows. There wasn't much to it, originally - just a bunch of people in a luxurious house with nothing to do.

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  7. I would sooo watch your show!

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    1. Gah! Someone should totally make this happen. It would be mindblowingly awesome.

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  8. Great idea & great authors!!! I'd watch it, too, although I'm not a fan of reality tv ;)

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    1. Ah, there's a lot of reality TV that is only so-so, but there's so much that I really enjoy.

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  9. I'd suggest also Heather Brewer, Cara Lynn Shultz, Jay Asher, Meg Cabot, and Lauren DeStefano, just to name a few! Great post!

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