Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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

To celebrate the release of her new book, Watching Willow Watts, Talli Roland is having an If I Could Be Anyone, I'd Be... party!


If I could be anyone, I'd be
Marion Zimmer Bradley

MZB has done so much for the fantasy genre, especially female-centered fantasies. She has written so many wonderful novels, including her most famous work, The Mists of Avalon, a retelling of the Camelot legend from the point of view of the women involved. She also started the Sword and Sorceress anthologies, which gave several authors their start, including Mercedes Lackey (who I almost picked over MZB). I hope one day to have a short story in S&S!


Who would you be, if you could be anyone? And even if you're not posting, feel free to Tweet (with the tag #watchingwillowwatts) or Facebook (tag @Talli Roland) to be in with a chance to win prizes! 


To treat yourself to a copy of Talli’s new book right now:

30 comments:

Cherie Reich said...

Great pick! It'd be awesome to have a story in S&S one day. Mercedes Lackey would've been a good choice too. :)

Len Lambert said...

Hi Nicole! I haven't read the Sword and Sorceress anthologies but now I'm intrigued :)

allie said...

Fab choice. I love that you've chosen a writer you admire. I've heard of her and The Mists of Avalon, but I don't get around to reading much fantasy these days. Shame because I love a good fantasy story. :)

Talli Roland said...

Sounds like a fantastic woman. I can't believe I've never heard of her -- great choice.

Thank you so much for taking part, Nicole!

Stephanie said...

I honestly do not know who I'd be if I could be anyone. I know there are aspects of other people's lives I wish I could have...like selling lots and lots of books and being sent on a big fancy book tour and such...but I'd still want to be me!!

Michael Offutt said...

Marion Zimmer Bradley is kind of hit and miss with the books that she writes and whether or not they resonate with me. I don't like her entire catalogue. But I do like Mists of Avalon.

LR said...

I remember that I really enjoyed The Mists of Avalon. Was just a young gal when I read it. Time for a reread probably.

mshatch said...

I adore Marion Zimmer Bradley. Her Darkover books are incredible and I wish I had the entire collection to read a gain.

Sangu said...

Ah, such a great choice. Women who have broken new ground in writing and specific genres are always so inspiring!

Carol Riggs said...

MZB, how interesting! I've been seeing these "who would you be" posts in my blog browsing this morning. Who would I be? Wow...not sure. It's not that bad to be me! ;o)

Christine Rains said...

Great choice! I really admire MZB. I don't know who I would be if I had the choice.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

She's been a big influence on the genre.

L.G.Smith said...

I still can't believe I haven't read The Mists of Avalon. I'm so lame. But great choice. If I were to pick an author I'd want to be it might be Margaret Atwood or some saucy authoress who speaks her mind. :)

Jamie Burch said...

Oooh...I like your choice! It seems you are well on your way, Nicole.

Clarissa Draper said...

That's a really cool person to pick. I hadn't heard of her before.

The Golden Eagle said...

I've never heard of her before, but she sounds like a interesting person!

Madeline Bartos said...

I'm a bit ashamed to admit I've never heard of her. But from your description, she seems like a great pick! :)

Aubrie said...

Good choice, Nicole! I've tried to get a story into s&s with no luck yet.

Good luck with yours!!

Ann said...

I loved the Mists of Avalon. Great choice Nicole. I was wondering who you would pick.

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Cool! Gotta love Marion! Congrats on the release, Talli! <3


♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥

Can Alex save Winter from the darkness that hunts her?

YA Paranormal Romance, Darkspell coming fall of 2011!

LTM said...

very cool! I'd never hard of MZB, but it seems like "Mists of Avalon" is familiar. Yay, Nicole! :D

Margo Berendsen said...

I'd be Gandalf!!!! Does that count? :) A female version of him?

I'm so excited to read this book and love hearing all the buzz about it!

Kelly Polark said...

That is a great choice for you, Nicole! She would be flattered.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Ohhh good choice!

And major congrats to Talli!

Sabrina said...

Congratulations to Talli Roland! I honestly don't know who I'd want to be. Too many to chose from.

Shallee said...

When I was young, I always wanted to be Jane Goodall and live in the mountains of Africa with chimpanzees. How much fun would THAT be??

Aubrie said...

Thanks for voting for Paradise 21, Nicole!!! :)

The Blogger Girlz said...

Oh, I loved The Mists of Avalon, a truly beautiful book.

Also, I've chosen you for The Versatile Blogger Award.
If you opt to participate please go to my blog for details.
http://thebloggergirlz.blogspot.com/2011/09/versatile-blogger-award.html
You have an amazing blog!

-Aaron

Tamara Narayan said...

Hello! Thanks for stopping by my blog. If I could be anyone, I'd be Stephen King's editor. Then I could read all his work way before the publication date and for free.

Deniz Bevan said...

Would you believe I'm still going through some of Talli's launch day participants? I like your choice!