- Author: Alesia Holliday
- Publisher: Dorchester
- Year: 2004
- Setting: Seattle, around the US, Los Angeles, California
- Amazon Listing: American Idle
Jules Vernon does not have very good luck with keeping jobs, and when she finds herself hired as a production assistant for a reality show, Pop Star Live! she has no idea what she is supposed to do. But she learns that she has a knack for organizing things, creating team spirit, keeping things on track. She is immediately immersed in auditions for the cheap knock-off of American Idol, and travels around the country with the three volatile judges, and various other employees. One of which turns out to be the successful carpenter, Sam, who has taken on the task of set construction to expand his business.