We're pleased to have Kacie Davis Idol here today to talk about her debut novel, The Tulip Factory. Thanks to Inkshares, we have FIVE copies to give away!
Kacie is married and the mother of a baby girl. She was born and raised in the small, yet congested town of *Kernersville, North Carolina. As the middle child of three sisters, she always had a certain fire within; whether it was fighting over who got the front seat or making questionable decisions just to say that it was her own choice. Her life experiences, along with some crazy situations her friends went through, inspired her lead character, whom she first started writing about in November of 2014.
You can find Kacie on Twitter.
*Melissa A: Funny enough, I recently sent a prize to a reader in Kernersville. After never having heard of that town before, it's interesting that it came up twice in one week. What are the odds?!? This reader is especially excited about the book, since it features her favorite flower!
Before they exchange even a single word, Corrine knows that James will change everything. And sure enough, their serendipitous meeting in a North Carolina coffee shop sets off a whirlwind of desire and possibilities for the two.
Timing, however, isn’t on the couple’s side. After their relationship ends, Corrine finds that years of putting her career and passions on hold for love have led to a stalled life. She once saw her receptionist job as temporary but got too comfortable and, before she knew it, lost sight of her dream of becoming a writer.
Now, as Corrine makes her way into her late twenties, she’s on a quest to find herself. As she struggles to figure out what she really wants, she’ll discover that sometimes you have to take happiness into your own hands and that a fulfilling life is built on opportunities—even the missed ones.
What did you do to celebrate when you were first published?
Honestly, I sat on my front porch, poured a glass of wine and took like 20 pictures of my little girl holding my book. It was actually pretty perfect.
What do you do when you get writer’s block?
Running and music. While I was working on this book I created a playlist and named it The Tulip Factory. Nothing throws me back in the game better than burning energy while blasting songs that force images and ideas into my head. It literally makes writer’s block disappear.
Describe your writing style in three words.
Bittersweet, feel good.
If you could cast The Tulip Factory for the big screen, which actors would you choose for the lead roles?
This is such a fun question! You have no idea how much I have thought about this. Okay, so for Corinne I would cast Teresa Palmer. She is so naturally pretty and I feel like she could take on this role perfectly; she has this look of innocence with a little bit of a young and wild side.
James would definitely be played by Milo Ventimiglia, but this next part is very important, it has to be the Milo with full facial hair and the long hair pushed back. He wears this look so well and if he did push ups for like a month he would be off the charts perfect!
Dennis Quaid would be Kevin, Corinne’s dad. Hands down, best movie dad ever. Perfect crow’s feet, adorable smile and a trusting voice.
Laurie, Corinne’s mom, would be played by Maria Bello. She is about the right age with soft, natural features. Not to mention, she and Dennis Quaid would be so beautiful together.
Britt Robertson would play the younger sister character, Ava. She is such a cute girl with a very confident air about her. I could see her playing Corinne’s sister, especially when it comes to Chapter 13 and the whole wedding scene. Makes me laugh just thinking about it.
The dog, Charlie, was written after my own dog also named Charli (minus the ‘e’ because I’m difficult that way) so I think my dog should play the role of Charlie. He will need a little training prior to this because he literally does nothing on command except for sit.
What song plays in your head most often?
This is probably my favorite question in the whole world. I wish I could create a playlist for everything. Currently the song playing on repeat in my head is “First” by Cold War Kids.
What is your favorite summertime food and beverage?
My favorite summer food is definitely tomatoes, all day long! Raw with a little salt and pepper. My favorite summertime beverage is probably beer. I love Amber Ale’s and I’ll try anything seasonal.
Thanks to Kacie for visiting with us and to Inkshares for sharing her book with our readers.
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