I’m super thrilled to have author Shari Goldhagen here on the blog today as part of Celebrating Debutantes 2016 event. Shari will be sharing to us her casting pick for her debut YA contemporary novel 100 Days of Cake.
To know more about Shari and 100 Days of Cake, check the author’s bio and book’s description that follows after the guest post, as well as links where to find Shari and where to buy copies of the book.
Also, don’t forget to check the giveaway at the bottom of this post. Enjoy reading!
Here’s Shari with her casting pick for 100 Days of Cake
When I’m writing, I really try to invent a character from the ground up, so I don’t usually have a picture of any actual person in mind. Still it’s always fun, when the book is done, to fantasize about who might play the characters in the movie.
Molly: Hailee Steinfeld
Molly will be eighteen in a few months, and in some ways she’s grown up and worldly and jaded, but in other ways not so much. She’s got a really flat sense of humor, but she’s also vulnerable. I could Hailee Steinfeld showing those contradictions well.
Veronica: Chloe Grace Moretz
In the book, Molly’s sister has dark hair and is taller than Chloe, but the If I Stay star’s energy seems right. V is a pretty girl, and to a lot of people that’s her identity, but she’s got a bit of an edge and is smarter than people, even her family, give her credit. All that said, she’s still only 15 and not quite ready for the responsibility her mom dumps on her.
Alex: Tye Sheridan
Tye seems to be everywhere, but weirdly I think I’ve only seen him in Mud. Still I can totally see him rocking out—all be it self-consciously—in Alex’s band.
Mrs. Bryne: Jennifer Lopez
This definitely wasn’t anything close to the mental picture I had when I was writing her, but now I kind of see Jennifer Lopez as Molly’s mom. Sure she’s ridiculously put together and beautiful and a little cheesy, but she also has this kind of goofy sweetness to her—like I could see J.Lo coming up with the idea that making a cake every day might cheer someone up. And of course she’d be doing the baking in five-inch heels.
Dr. B: Matthew Rhys
Molly’s psychologist is someone she initially dismissed as some dude in his 30s. But as she comes to rely on him more and more, she realizes that, oh yeah, he’s actually pretty darn hot. I love Matthew Rhys on The Americans; he does a really great job of making you understand his emotions and motivations even as he’s doing morally complex things. So I’d love to see him as Molly’s therapist.
Elle: Camren Bicondova
With all her causes and righteous rage, Molly’s best friend can be a lot to handle, but she can also be sweet and really, cripplingly insecure when it comes to social interactions. Cameren has some of that toughness, as well as that toughness that’s really just a defense mechanism.
Thank you so much Shari for sharing to us your casting pick for 100 Days of Cake.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
What’s up for Grab?
- copy of 100 Days of Cake
- Open to US/Canada residents only
- There will be one (1) winner only
- Winner will be chosen by rafflecopter
- Winner will be contacted thru email & should response within 48 hours
- Ends September 02, 2016
- Prizes will be sent by the publisher
To enter fill out the rafflecopter form
Treat yourself to a complete #CelebratingDebutantes2016 experience. Click the image below for the full list of schedule and links to each second wave feature post!