Today is the launch of Talli Roland’s fab new book ‘Watching Willow Watts’ and to celebrate she’s having a great online party. All you have to do to take part is let her – and everyone else – know who you would like to be if you could be any one at all.

For me that wasn’t difficult because if I could be anyone I would be…BETTY BOOP! 

If I Could Be Anyone

Why Betty Boop?

She is fabulous! She is beautiful, sexy, classy, sassy, stylish, funny and her clothes are amazing. She’s really feminine but at the same time she’s tough and knows what she wants from life. Originally Betty represented the flapper girls from the great Jazz Era. When I was a little girl I always wanted to be a flapper and I could do a pretty good Charleston by the time I was four years old. In fact, even now, if I go to a fancy dress party I almost always go as a flapper although maybe I’ll start going as Betty from now on.

Unfortunately I wasn’t organised enough to sort myself out with a Betty costume for the party so here is a picture of her instead  in her classic Marilyn Monroe pose which is appropriate as ‘Watching Willow Watts’ is all about a girl who impersonates Marilyn Monroe.

‘Watching Willow Watts is available on Amazon now and the paperback will be out in November. I will review it on here as soon as I’ve finished reading it but in  the meantime why not pop over and join in the rest of the party at Talli’s blog Have fun!!

Until the next time,

Boop oop a doop

Betty x Denise x 

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  1. 3

    Thanks Talli – she actually is too cool 🙂

    Rebecca, I know. It would have been such a laugh to get dressed up as her but you never know – I may still do it and do a future post about it 😉

  2. 5

    Hi Gina and welcome aboard. Isn’t she just a wonderful character? I’ve been going around saying ‘Boop oop a doop’ all day.

    Thanks for the lovely comments. D.

  3. 8

    Alleged Author – oh, I hadn’t thought about that one. Thanks. Yet another great reason for being Betty Boop 🙂

    Susan – thanks. The Charleston is such a great dance but yes, it does seem to make people laugh and in my case not just kids. Doesn’t stop me doing it though 🙂

  4. 9

    A very appropriate pose for the day that is in it Betty, oops I mean Denise. Great fun choice especially since you are a fancy dress flapper type!

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    Thank you Ann. She is a fun character. Still kicking myself for missing the chance to dress up as her but…one day 🙂

    J.L. – you’re right. She is taken for granted and what a lot of people don’t realise is that she was very inspirational when she first appeared in…wait for it…1930! 81 years ago.

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