Wednesday, 6 January 2010
It's J-Day! And a competition...
It’s publication day! And I have a competition for you..
Amna, over at Amnawrites is keen to get her mitts on the contact details of the gorgeous boy on the cover of my books. Sadly, Jane Donald the talented designer at Frances Lincoln who created the covers claims she has no idea who he is. The pictures are stock from an agency and there is not even an individual photographer’s name to go on. (I for one would not be surprised to find that this is not true at all and that Jane has had long arduous casting sessions to find just the right boy, and, having found him, has hidden him away somewhere.)
But surely there must be some plausible lookalikes out there. If you know someone who’d look Joe-like in a hoodie, then get a picture. Or if you have a possible celebrity in mind, that’ll do. Send me your pictures at firstname.lastname@example.org and there’ll be a signed copy of When I was Joe for the winner. And another copy for the picture that makes me laugh the most.
In the meantime I have some candidates. When I was writing Joe I found a picture of the lad who plays Freddie on Skins (boy in grey hoodie above) and thought he looked just like Ty. Unfortunately when I saw him act in Skins he wasn’t like Ty at all – too gormless. But I still like this picture.
Then there’s Joe McElderry (in the blue hoodie) - but he’s a bit toothy and smiley. And someone mentioned Jonathan Rhys Meyers (no hoodie)- yummy, but a bit old. I’m sure you can do better.