J.K. Rowling turns 43 today. That not only seems impossible, but also kind of unfair. She published Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in 1997, which means that she was only 33 when she reaped her first big success. The UK’s Sunday Times Rich List now estimates her fortune at $1.1 billion, with many more marketing/movie tie-ins to come.
So in the interest of keeping up with the Rowlings (as opposed to that heinoustry of a family and their not-hot mess of a show, Keeping up with the Kardashians), let’s hear your ideas for a mega-selling book series. Wizards, vampires, and werewolves are doing brisk business of late; how about the bizarre sea monster that purportedly washed up on the tip of Long Island yesterday? We could call the book The Sad Little Sea Monstee, and garner publicity for it with a cameo on Lost, or maybe The View’s Hot Topics. (A generous hat tip to my colleague Michael Slezak, who brainstormed this last bit during a Diet Dr Pepper-fueled burst of inspiration this AM.) Nevermind that the sea monstee is more likely than not (a) Photoshopped and (b) dead.
You have any good sci-fi/fantasy book ideas? If so, spill ‘em! We’ll be laughing all the way to the bank (or the funny farm).