Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Dorothy Dreyer Takes the Dare

Today's guest post is from Dorothy Dreyer, and as you'll see, she wrote a book, and you'll like it!

Dorothy's bio:

Dorothy Dreyer writes young adult books. She's an American living in Germany with her husband and two teenagers. Her debut YA urban fantasy, My Sister's Reaper, comes out May 29, 2013, from Month9Books. The sequel releases in May, 2014. She'd love to hear from you on FacebookTwitter, or Goodreads.

Dorothy says:

I had originally planned on taking the truth. I was all set on writing a serious post about the writing journey, perseverance, etc. But then I read the dares. And I couldn't resist.

I saw the dares "Sing your favorite theme song" and "Sing a silly children's song" and "Write a theme song for your book," and I thought ... wait a minute! A couple years ago, I wrote a parody song about querying to Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl." I dared myself to sing it and make the video for the Friday the Thirteeners gang.

So here it is, "I Wrote a Book." Please forgive me for the over-the-top facial expression and, you know, the singing.



We Friday the Thirteeners think Dorothy is a triple threat: great writer, great singer, and so hilarious! Thanks for that awesome video, Dorothy!

Next up on the blog is a very special post...for Friday the Thirteenth! We try to do something a little extra fun each Friday the Thirteenth, and I think you'll like what we have planned for July 13. And there might just be PRIZES involved!

41 comments:

  1. Dorothy, this is AMAZING!! You totally could have a second career spoofing Katy Perry songs :) And My Sister's Reaper sounds so good!

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  2. Dorothy, you have put us other vloggers to shame. This is amazing. (Love the rewritten lyrics as well.) You rocked it.

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  3. Thanks so much, Megan. It was certainly fun taking the dare. Thanks so much for having me on the blog! :)

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  4. This is amazing! :D
    And I just noticed Dorothy lives in Frankfurt :D *waves from Mainhattan :D*

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    1. Thanks, Elodie! And cool! *waves back*

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  5. So much fun! Dorothy, you rock!

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    1. Thank you, Barb. It was a rockin' good time. ;)

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  6. I'm going to have that stuck in my head for the next week. Hilarious.

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    1. I know how you feel. It was stuck in my head too. Thank you!

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  7. That was brilliant. You're not a triple threat, Dorothy, you're a quintuple threat! (...or something.) You're also a video editing witch (as opposed to, ya know, wizard) and, going by the books pictured you have excellent taste in literature. =D

    ~Riv Re
    Riv Reads

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    1. Aw, that's so nice of you! My 14yo daughter actually edited it for me (as well as filmed it). And YAY for good literature!

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  8. Man, that was awesome. Thanks for guesting, Dorothy. You're welcome here anytime.

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  9. This is amazing. I love this. You write, sing, entertain...you're multifaceted. :)

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  10. Thank you, Medeia! Multifaceted? No wonder I'm so tired. ;p

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  11. Hilarious:) I think Katy will be giving you a call soon so y'all can go on tour together! You're so much fun Dorothy. Can't wait for your book. <3

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  12. Thank you so much! Definitely had fun with this dare. And yay, I'm getting excited for my release! :D

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  13. wow, i'm impressed. your author photo alone will sell tons of books!

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  14. Masterful parody, including the sultry looks at the camera! Good luck with your launch, Dorothy!

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    1. Thanks so much, Roz! Yeah, I went a little crazy with those looks, lol.

      And thank you! I'm getting excited for it!

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  15. This is amazing! Wow, Dorothy! You are so talented! :) *throws in vlogging towel*

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    1. Thank you so much. It was so fun taking part. :)

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  16. Fantastic, Dorothy. I agree with Jenn -- how will anyone ever top this? Thanks for taking such a brave dare. :)

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    1. *blushes* Thanks for having me on the blog! :D

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  17. I just love your song :) That's such a funny idea :D
    You're living in Germany? That's great since I am from Germany , too^^
    Greetings

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  18. Ha ha ha ha ha!!! That was awesome!! So fun and funny! :) Thanks so much Dorothy.

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  20. So awesome! And you can sing, girl! :)

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    1. Thank you, Heather! It was so fun. You should sign up! :D

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  21. Dorothy,

    You are adorable. And brave. And so funny. Thanks for this. I love it, and yes, I do want to read you book. Lol.

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    1. Thanks so much, Lisa! I want to read yours too! ;)

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