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STATUS: I’m finally back! It definitely took a week longer than I expected but I’m doing great.

What’s playing on the XM or iPod right now? JEOPARDY by Greg Kihn (Of course!)

Late on Friday (July 29) I found out that Jamie Ford was going to be a literature question on that night’s TV show of Jeopardy!

Surely you’ve arrived if you are ubiquitous enough to be a question on a popular game show, right?


Not a single contestant got the answer. LOL!

Yep, take it down a notch Kristin. It still makes me smile though.


27 Responses

  1. Krista V. said:

    I’ve also seen HOTEL on a recent iPhone ad. The disembodied hand is scrolling through a list of iPhone-recommended e-books, and it stops for half a second on the cover of HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET!

  2. JEM said:

    That’s got to be on an author’s bucket list. I also would have been shouting at my television “sweet! sweet!” if I’d been watching that episode.

  3. Libby said:

    Now he can say when people ask if they would know his work, “Well, you may know me from a little show called Jeopardy”.

  4. Stephanie McGee said:

    I watched that episode. I’m not sure what it says about me that I knew the answer and just watched dumbfounded as not one contestant buzzed in with the correct word.

    I definitely think it’s a milestone if you make it on Jeopardy.

  5. Oliver said:

    Welcome back.

    You are now the reason I have stopped editing and have jumped over to YouTube to watch SNL clips of Jeopardy. Thanks, Kristin. Thanks a whole bunch.

  6. Angela Brown said:

    Glad you’re back:-)

    That is definitely cool to be a Jeopardy question but also cool because someone like me would want to go check out the book after seeing it was trivia-worthy. And there may have been plenty other viewers with the same thought.

  7. Anonymous said:

    Even if the contestants had never heard of the book, surely the missing word would have been an easy guess.

  8. Anonymous said:

    Funny to notice – most all of NLA’s clients are female. Here, let me pitch a story: Once upon a time, someone sued NLA for discrimination. They declined valid work that matched to a tee what they were looking for because the author was male. I would read that.

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