Celebrating Debutantes 2016: The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen (Movie Cast + Giveaway)

Celebrating Debutantes 2016 Second Wave

Happy Friday Everyone!

I’m super thrilled to have author Jenn P. Nguyen here on the blog today as part of Celebrating Debutantes 2016 event. Jenn will be sharing to us her casting pick for her debut contemporary novel The Way to Game the Walk of Shame.

To know more about Jenn and The Way to Game the Walk of Shame, check the author’s bio and book’s description that follows after the guest post, as well as links where to find Jenn and where to buy copies of the book.

Also, don’t forget to check the fabulous giveaway at the bottom of this post for a chance to win a signed copy of the book and swags pack.

Enjoy checking out Jenn’s casting pick and happy weekend!

Here’s Jenn with her casting pick for The Way to Game the Walk of Shame

Every author imagines how their book would be as a movie someday. Or maybe it’s just me. In fact, I always have my entire movie cast planned out before I even write a single word of the story. Not that I’m crazy or cocky enough to believe that my book would be a movie, but it’s always nice to dream. J Plus it’s how I always plot out my stories.

The first thing I do when I start a new story is work on character bios and find pictures to fit the characters. Sad, happy, laughing, fighting, etc. This helps me connect with the characters and I can plot out the story better when I can visualize them and each scene in my head. It becomes real to me. And I get to spend hours just looking at pictures online and call it ‘research’.

So without further adieu, my movie cast for THE WAY TO GAME THE WALK OF SHAME that I pulled from my very first draft! I know that some of these actors are way too old to play high schoolers now, but since this is my dream cast, in my mind, they’re forever young. They’ve found the secret to the Fountain of Youth. Like Ellen DeGeneres. Or Mario Lopez.

Danielle Panabaker

Taylor Simmons: Medium brown hair with bangs that get in her eyes, dark brown eyes, slightly elfish face. She’s very slim with little to no curves. Medium height. (Actress – Danielle Panabaker)

Nick Zano

Evan McKinley: Tall, but very broad. Muscular. Spiky dark blond hair, dark gray eyes, straight nose aside from the bump at the bridge, large square jaw that’s slightly lopsided. Dimple on one cheek. (Actor – Nick Zano, during the What I Like About You era)

Fun fact – This picture was what helped to inspire the first chapter of THE WAY TO GAME THE WALK OF SHAME

Lucy Hale

Carly Winters: Dark brown almost black hair that’s wavy and falls down her back. Tall and a little stocky, but very fit with curves. Square jaw with pouty lips. Dark eyes. (Actress – Lucy Hale)

Wu ChunBrian Long: Very tall and lanky (like a swimmer) and is of asian descent. He has slightly long black hair that he sweeps to the side, off his forehead. Very straight nose. (Actor – Wu Chun)

Scarlett Pomers

Lauren Tillman: Long curly red hair, icy blue eyes. Straight nose and very fair skin. She’s skinny and medium built like Taylor, but has curves that she doesn’t have. (Actress – Scarlett Pomers)

Zachary Abel

Aaron Fitzgerald: Tall and stocky with dark curly hair. Not quite as broad as Evan, but also muscular and has a way of always towering over people. Green eyes. (Actor: Zachary Abel)

Thank you so much Jenn for sharing to us your casting pick for The Way to Game the Walk of Shame. I’m excited to meet all the characters of your novel especially now with those brilliant actors/actresses above. Love Wu Chun by the way which makes me more excited to meet Brian Long and of course Taylor and Evan too.


Author Jenn P Nguyen Jenn Nguyen fell in love with books in third grade and spent the rest of her school years reading through lunchtime and giving up recess to organize the school library. She has a degree in business administration from the University of New Orleans and still lives in the city with her husband. Jenn spends her days reading, dreaming up YA romances, and binge watching Korean dramas all in the name of ‘research’. The Way to Game the Walk of Shame is her debut novel.


Find Jenn

Website | Twitter | Goodreads


The Way to Game the Walk of ShameBook Details:

Title: The Way to Game the Walk of Shame
Author: Jenn P. Nguyen
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Publication Date: June 28, 2016
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback, eBooks

Taylor Simmons is screwed.

Things were hard enough when her single-minded dedication to her studies earned her the reputation of being an Ice Queen, but after getting drunk at a party and waking up next to bad boy surfer Evan McKinley, the entire school seems intent on tearing Taylor down with mockery and gossip.

Desperate to salvage her reputation, Taylor persuades Evan to pretend they’re in a serious romantic relationship. After all, it’s better to be the girl who tames the wild surfer than just another notch on his surfboard.

Book Links:

Amazon | B&N | BAM | BD | Goodreads | IndieBound | Target | Publisher


What’s up for Grab?

  • Signed copy of The Way to Game the Walk of Shame + Swag Pack

The Rules:

  • Open to US 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 16, 2016
  • Prizes will be sent by the author

To enter fill out the rafflecopter form

Good Luck!!!

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!

CD2016 Second Wave Collage

5 thoughts on “Celebrating Debutantes 2016: The Way to Game the Walk of Shame by Jenn P. Nguyen (Movie Cast + Giveaway)

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