Swoon Author Danielle Banas: MEN IN TIGHTS Is Getting a Makeover!
I get the majority of my greatest ideas in the shower. I’m convinced it’s because of the steam.
The title of Men in Tights was no exception. Somewhere between blinking shampoo out of my eyes and scrubbing behind my ears, inspiration struck. And considering I’m a person who is notoriously terrible at coming up with titles for absolutely everything, thinking of something halfway decent was a BIG DEAL! Seriously. During my senior year of high school, I wrote a poem about steak for my literature class and named it "The Steak Poem." It was a very traumatic experience, but that's a story for another day.
I was always proud of Men in Tights, but when Swoon Reads came to me and said we needed to switch things up, I was completely open to new ideas. Anything that helps the book is a great idea, in my opinion. Except... remember “The Steak Poem?” Yeah. I'm not the best at naming things once, let alone twice.
Commence panic mode!
In a nutshell, the old title didn't quite match the story. (My main character, Abby, is not a man nor does she like to wear tights.) And also, did you guys ever see that Robin Hood movie? Well... it's also called Men in Tights, and I can't tell you how many people started referencing Robin Hood whenever I mentioned my book. And so a new title was born!
And that title is…
The Supervillain and Me
After the Swoon team suggested The Supervillain and Me, I was on board! The new title is fun and flirty, and let me just say that there is a really fun and flirty supervillain in this book. (Wink, wink.) ;)
I also want to note that the shiny new tagline is "Never trust a guy in spandex." Full disclosure, I had the biggest smile on my face when I read it for the first time!
I can't tell you how excited I am for you all to read the new and improved version of The Supervillain and Me! It's going to be SUPER fun! (Pun intended.)
Come back tomorrow for cover voting!