Someone emailed me yesterday to say “Wow, you’re in an ad with Katy Perry and Iron Man.” It was a surprise, I must admit, not least because I don’t actually recall shooting an ad with these two pop culture icons. I could only assume the three of us put the ad together after a particularly intense evening of sipping the old Shiraz when Katy and Tony dropped in (she by helicopter, he under his own steam, of course) with a film crew and a script.
So it was mildly disappointing to discover it was just an ad from the Apple Store in which, Katy, Tony and I were being advertised separately but on the same page. It seems Katy has a new album out. Tony, of course, has his new Iron Man 3 film to sell. And me? Well I’m hawking my sci-fi thriller, Timesplash, and it’s Book of the Week on the iBookstore. It’s also free for a short while if you want to grab a copy.
Hawking aside, this is one of the nicest things about being a writer – you end up in strange juxtapositions. It’s not just the surreal coolness of being in the same ad as Katy Perry and Iron Man, it’s also seeing your book in the Amazon charts on the same page as Joe Halderman, Jules Verne and George R.R. Martin.
Of course, Katy’s always welcome at my parties because she brings cupcakes. And Iron Man too. That dude can really break dance.