I’m curious enough to have a Google alert for my name. I admit it. But there’s very rarely anything in there that’s actually about me, because since the presidential race there is a MUCH more famous “Sarah” running around, and no matter how I configure it, Google wants to tell me alllll about Sarah Palin and what folks say about her. Usually the alerts have little to do with Smart Bitches and very little to do with romance novels.
Until now! Want to win a subscription to The Week, a weekly print magazine roundup of news from a variety of news sources, including most perspectives? Then write the first five lines of a romance novel about… Sarah Palin:
Sarah Palin is now fielding more than a dozen offers to write a book and 800 requests for interviews. But if a publisher commissioned a romance novel about her instead, how would that novel begin? (No more than five sentences, please.)
I can’t say that I personally consider her an ideal romance heroine. But I’m sort of dreading the entries and the winners. If you’re so inclined, maybe a real Romance Author ought to show them how it’s done. It’s a challenge, though, if you aren’t a fan. I’ve been sitting here for 15 minutes trying to come up with 5 lines, and I can’t cast her as a heroine no matter how hard I try.