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Amy Sue Nathan’s debut novel, The Glass Wives (reviewed here), was recently published by St. Martin’s Press. Her stories and essays have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times online, The Washington Post online, The Huffington Post, Chicago Parent, Grey Sparrow Journal, Rose and Thorn Journal, Scribblers On The Roof, The Verb, Hospital Drive Journal and The Stone Hobo. In 2011 she launched the popular Women’s Fiction Writers blog. She is also a freelance fiction editor. Amy lives and writes near Chicago and is the mom of a son in college, a daughter in high school, and two rambunctious rescued dogs.
Today, Amy is sharing her casting choices for The Glass Wives. She informed us that she also shared these choices at My Book, The Movie. If conceptualizing novels as movies is your thing, definitely check that site out. There are other chick lit novels featured there, as well. We want to thank her for telling us about this blog! (Time for a new addiction, anyone?!?)
You can find Amy at her website, Facebook and Twitter.
Thanks to St. Martin's Press, we have FIVE copies of The Glass Wives for some lucky US readers!
CASTING CALL FOR THE GLASS WIVES
When I was writing The Glass Wives I pictured only two characters and to be honest, each were amalgamations of these celebrities and other people (some real, some imagined). First, there's Andie MacDowell as the protagonist’s best friend Laney, because they both have long curly hair, and George Clooney as Sandy, because it’s easy to picture George Clooney for any reason. Really I needed a handsome guy who saw fifty in his rearview mirror.
But the main characters, Evie and Nicole, those images came to me after the book was finished and I was onto writing the next, and only randomly as I saw different actors in movies or on TV. I see Sandra Bullock as Evie and Drew Barrymore as Nicole. Bullock has the serious/comedic quality I think Evie possesses, and after I saw an interview with Barrymore as a new mom, I knew that she would be perfect for Nicole.
I see Diane Lane as Beth, and it’s her voice and demeanor that cinched that for me. Now if I could only get any of them to agree with me!
I didn't focus on who was who or even what the characters looked like at all. To me, they're just themselves!
Thanks to Amy for sharing her casting choices with us. Seeing how much Amy Bromberg loved her book, we hope it will make it to the big screen sometime soon. Thanks also to St. Martin's Press for sharing The Glass Wives with our readers.
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US only. Giveaway ends May 28th at midnight EST.