Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Amy Sue Nathan shows us "The Glass House"...plus a book giveaway

**Giveaway is now closed**

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!


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.

How to win The Glass Wives:
Please comment below with your e-mail address. (Please note: Entries without an e-mail address will NOT be counted. You can use AT and DOT to avoid spam. Or provide a link to your Facebook page or blog if you can receive messages there.)

1. Please tell us: What is your favorite family from a movie?
2. Follow this blog and post a comment saying you are a follower (if you already follow, that's fine too).
3. Post this contest on Facebook or Twitter or in your blog, and leave a comment saying where you've posted it.
4. Join Chick Lit Central on Facebook. Edit settings if you don't want to receive a lot of messages at your e-mail account. Please read our posting guidelines as well. (If you're already a member, let us know that too.)

5. Follow us on Twitter and/or Pinterest.
6. Add a friend to our Facebook group. (Tell us who you added.) Be sure to remind them to edit their settings.

US only. Giveaway ends May 28th at midnight EST.


rubynreba said...

I thought the Flockers were a hilarious family!

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rubynreba said...

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JROSEN60 said...

1. Please tell us: What is your favorite family from a movie? If this was tv I would definitely say the Bravermans on Parenthood but hmm a movie...i'd have to say the family in crazy stupid love
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4. Im a member on FB
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Book Mama said...

I loved the Griswalds from the movie Vacation. They were hilarious!

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Gail Demaree said...

I think my favorite family in the movies is The Von Trapp family from The Sound of Music....for TV it would be the Braverman's from Parenthood. I love that show. I am also following this blog and I am on facebook also....gaildemaree@att.net

Nova said...

The Addams Family is a favorite family in our home.
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Barb said...

1. Please tell us: What is your favorite family from a movie?
The Banks Family from Father of the Bride

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4. I am a member of Chick Lit Central on Facebook.

5. I follow on Twitter and Pinterest.


Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

My favorite family is the Stone family from The Family Stone!

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Kritters Ramblings said...

I loved the Stone family from the movie The Family Stone.

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S.Sabia said...

My favorite family from a movie is The Banks family from The Father of the Bride movies.

S.Sabia said...

I am a follower of the blog.

I have posted this contest on both Facebook and Twitter.

I am a member of your Facebook group.


Jessica said...

1. Definitely the family from The Family Stone. Saw this from another commenter and I agree with her!
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TinaB said...

Definitely the Griswolds!
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Unknown said...

Family movie - The Parent Trap ( the new one )
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susieqlaw said...

Favorite Family in a Movie:
Shelby's family in Steel Magnolias

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Mary Jo Burke said...

Dorothy Gayle's family in the Wizard of Oz.

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

1. What is your favorite family from a movie/ I love The sound of Music so I have to say the Von Tapp family.
2. I am a GFC and email follower.
3. I posted this on Twitter.
4. Join Chick Lit Central on Facebook ~ Done!
5. Follow you on Twitter.

Hailey Fish said...

The family that's my favorite from a movie are the Griswolds.

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Linda Kish said...

The Griswolds

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Unknown said...

I know it's been said but I would have to say my favorite family from a movie is the Griswolds! I love how they all seem dysfunctional on a certain level and I just love them! My household always has to watch the Griswolds Christmas during that time! I just love Eddy! I also thought the Burns from Meet the Parents and hey even the Fockers were hilarious, LOL.

I have been a happy follower of Chick Lit Central for some time now by GFC,I am a Twitter follower, and I joined the fB site not too long ago!

I just added several peeps to the group...well invited them anyway...they love to read and I am sure they'll love the blog! I added Rebecca Gerrard,Justina Chen, and Robert Tucker.

My email: mrsjtucker2012[at]gmail[dot]com

I have read the guidelines!

Thanks so much for the giveaway! I think this book is going to be really good and I look forward to reading it!

karenk said...

famous family...the von trap family from the sound of music

i'm a follower, too

thanks for the chance to read this novel

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Anonymous said...

I loved the Bakers from "Sixteen Candles," Molly Ringwald's family!

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bn100 said...

Cheaper by the dozen family

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Unknown said...

The Buckman family in Parenthood (love Steve Martin).

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Unknown said...

1. I love Shelby's family from Steal Magnolias!

2. I follow this blog.

4. I am a member of Chick Lit Central on Facebook.

5. I follow on Twitter and Pinterest.


Erica said...

The family in the book Cheaper by the Dozen. One of my favorite all time reads.

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Anonymous said...

I love the family from Father of the Bride.


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Tiffany Drew said...

I also have to go with the Griswolds, I love Chevy!

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Mrs Mommy Booknerd said...

1. What is your favorite family from a movie/ I love The Addams Family!!!

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pascale said...

I like both the STone Family from the family stone AND the family from Crazy Stupid Love (I think I like them the best).

I am a facebook member and follow this blog all the time!


Jilleen said...

I can't think of their last name, but the family in Little Miss Sunshine!

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mep said...

Favorite film family? Cannot choose a favorite but definitely get a kick out of Bridget Jones and her parents in both movies (and books).

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Melissa said...

Thanks to everyone for participating and telling us your favorite family from a movie. If this were a contest, the Griswolds would win.

Thanks to St. Martin's Press for sharing the book with our winners, who were chosen by Random.org from all entries with contact info.

Congrats to:
10-Book Mama
78-Hailey Fish
83-Linda Kish