With my upcoming rerelease of Confessions of a Teenage Band Geek, I thought it was well past time to get new covers up for The Line series. While I don’t expect a lot of sales, nor did I put a ton of money (obviously) into these, I wanted something that was more cohesive as a series, and a step up from the rather antiquated previous covers. At some point, I would love to revisit these books to edit and release them, but for now, my hope is that they might find a few new readers.
Hey gang! I thought the world could use some alternate history, so I put up The Queen of England: Coronation for free from now through Monday. I hope you’ll download a copy, write a review, or consider telling a friend. After all, who doesn’t like free books?
Ali’s look (with some help from Chloe) is a bit bohemian, and what I felt for a sophomore on her first day at a new high school at Mulholland High (even if she almost does wipe out wearing the heels).
A little outfit I think Chloe would wear on her first day of school at Mulholland High (and yes, she wears Chloe, the scent, because she’s a bit extra).
Another in the ‘just for fun’ category, I decided to put together a playlist for Take One at Mulholland High. You’ll notice a theme, I think? Given I was writing the original draft in 2007, there are some nods to the pop-punk genre as well. Let me know if you have any suggestions!
Given that I started this book in 2007, I’m sure my original co-author and I had specific ‘actresses’ from The Hills in mind when we were writing. Now, (ahem) a few years later, I have a few different ideas for who I would cast as my leads for Take One at Mulholland High. I love doing this particular experiment for all my books, and Mulholland is no exception.
Candice Accola King // Chloe Winterhaven
Obviously, she’s a bit older than a teenager now, but Ms. King circa Vampire Diaries would have been perfect!
Ali Harvist // Kacey Rohl
There is a bit of a girl next door vibe with Ms. Rohl, which I think would be perfect for Ali. (I’ll just have to get over the eye color for now).
Nick Jonas // Ben Paulson
Floppy hair? Check! Adorable? Also, check. While obviously Mr. Jonas is a bit too old for the role now, I think he would’ve been perfect in his teenage years.
Steven Harvist // Gregg Sulkin
Although I don’t think Steven Harvist would ever smile or pose like this, Mr. Sulkin has the geeky cuteness that Steven embodies.
Blade Mathers // Florian Kampen
Sorry, Florian, but your face has the slightly smarmy quality I am looking for in Blade Mathers.
Pepper Laughlin // Ashleigh Murray
Ms. Murray is probably the only current actress from my list who would be able to be cast, but I think she’s got the right energy to play Chloe’s best friend.
Did you picture anyone else while reading the book? I’d love to hear your suggestions or fan cast!
Could I have used any other song than Teenage Wasteland? No, I don’t think I could’ve. Enjoy the book trailer for Take One at Mulholland High. Have you picked up your copy yet?