Monday, June 20, 2011

Blurbs: Which Authors Would YOU Pick??

So. Book blurbs. Those brief reviews by well-known authors slapped on another author's book cover. 

I love them.

And after reading this post by NYT Bestselling PARANORMALCY author Kiersten White, I couldn't help but blog about them today (also, her "blurbs" are hilarious, as is she). 

While some editors do the blurb hunting for their authors, others leave it totally up to them. 

Which gives me an idea: if you had to request blurbs for your debut novel, which authors would you pick? 

As for me, my top choice isn't really viable. Because... he's... not a, um... novelist. 

JOSS WHEDON (and demonic friends)

Mr. Whedon is a big deal to me. He created shows I love (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse), and is currently directing a movie I am definitely going to check out (The Avengers). Even though there a bazillion YA authors I'd pick to blurb my baby, Mr. Whedon would be the one to give me a heart attack. 

As for his blurb? It would read a little like this:

"This chick needs help. Seriously"--Joss Whedon

*happy sigh*

What about you, blogging buddies??? Who would blurb your book?


  1. I love Joss Whedon...he needs to write a novel! As for my choice, that is a very good question. I honestly have no idea!

  2. Hmm. I'm not sure, but i KNOW I'd spend HOURS trying to perfect the email asking for a blurb. lol.

  3. I'd love a blurb by Kiersten White, Stephanie Perkins, Laini Taylor, Robin McKinley, and Jonathan Maberry. I'm willing to beg.

  4. I have no idea, but I would love a blurb by Joss Whedon too. :)

  5. Blurb loves: Gena Showalter, Jeaniene Frost, Nalini Singh, J. R. Ward. All within my genre and all my idols. Would love a blurb from any one of them. :)

  6. Ooh, great question! I'd want to reach out to Elizabeth Scott, Ellen Hopkins, and Courtney Summers. :)

  7. I would either want Phoenix Sullivan, Sherry Thomas, Anna Campbell, or Beverley Kendall. Just becaue I love them all and their writing is perfecto! I would beg Phoenix for her help, she's a wonderful wordsmith.

  8. I would be thrill if Shannon Hale or Brandon Mull would blurb my YA piece.

    And oh, dream blurb for my MG? Beverly Cleary for sure!


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