Monday, July 12, 2010

You Know You're Famous When...

...your book is a question/answer on Jeopardy!

And yes, this just happened to someone in my region who I interviewed here on the blog, PB author Barbara Jean Hicks.

The category was Literary Monsters for $1000

In a Barbara Jean Hicks story, monsters are tricked into
eating these veggies when told they're giant trees.

What is...?

You could probably guess the answer even if I didn't have a picture of the book over there. But still! How cool is that to have your name and book on national television?! And check out the other authors in the category: Mary Shelly, Jules Verne, R.L. Stine and Rick Riordan. Pretty sweet!

Congratulations, Barbara Jean!!

20 comments:

Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

What a story! How surreal. Congrats Barbara on such a fun experience :)

Hilary Wagner ~ Debut Author said...

That's just NUTS!! Can you imagine?

xoxo -- Hilary

Kristan said...

Dude, that is so cool! I dunno if that, or having a Wikipedia page, is cooler... I remember freaking out when I saw that Dooce had a Jeopardy clue!

JEM said...

That's so cool! Congrats to Barbara!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Oh! That is fantastic! I think I would scream.

Sarah Laurenson said...

I saw it! I saw it!

And it was very cool.

Solvang Sherrie said...

Marissa: Surreal is the perfect word to describe it!

Hilary: I get goose bumps just thinking about it :)

Kristan: Haha, a Wikipedia page is pretty amazing too :)

JEM: Very, very cool!

Tricia: I think I would scream, too!

Sarah: I'm so glad that I heard about this from you because it's SUCH a cool thing!

Barbara Jean Hicks said...

I found out about this when a friend called after seeing it. I told her,
"Get outta here!" (She's the kind who would happily pull my leg.) "Surreal" and "nuts" are definitely the words I'd use--especially because I am simply the un-coolest, so out of the mainstream, so NOT pop-culture oriented picture book author out there. But hey--Alex Trebek is a hunka-hunka, and I'm milking it for all it's worth. :-)

Elana Johnson said...

That is so cool! Ah, a new aspiration...

Lydia Kang said...

That is the ultimate in recognition, I guess! Cool!

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

OK, that's pretty awesome! I'd die and go to heaven to be in any category with Riordan.

:)

Kari said...

Congrats, Barbara!! Now when people ask "What kind of books do you write?" you can say, "Oh, childrens' books. They mentioned my book on Jeopardy..."

;)

Demon Hunter said...

Awesome. Yay, Barbara. ;-)

Carolyn V. said...

That would be so awesome!!! =)

Solvang Sherrie said...

Barbara Jean: So excited for you!!

Elana: I know, right?

Lydia: Yeah, national recognition!

Susan: No kidding! The other authors were impressive but having Rick Riordan in the category takes it to a whole new level for me :D

Kari: Yeah, not everyone gets on Jeopardy!

Tyhitia: My sentiments exactly :)

Carolyn: Yes it would!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

That is soooo cool!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Wow! How awesome is that?! :-)

KarenG said...

We can only dream! Only I want to be on Oprah first, then Jeopardy.

Beth Kephart said...

No. Way. That is fabulous.

Rena said...

Now that IS cool!

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