Sunday, March 11, 2012

SIX SENTENCE SUNDAY - 3/11/12

Welcome to Books by Banister!  Since most of us lost an hour this morning, it's the perfect day to read something short and sweet like this six sentence snippet from my Oscar-themed Chick Lit novel, BLAME IT ON THE FAME!  Today's excerpt features Best Actress nominee, Laurel Hastings.  Laurel retired from show biz to raise her family 15 years ago and has been living the quiet life of a suburban wife and mom in Connecticut ever since.  Having decided to dip her toe back into the acting pool by taking a role in a small film directed by a friend, she expected, and hoped for, a low-key comeback.  When her husband, Patrick, brings her news of her Oscar nomination, she's not exactly thrilled.


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“Great, I’ve been given the grand old dame/Helen Mirren/Meryl Streep slot.  I hope I have something appropriately matronly to wear.”
     
Patrick chuckled.  “That’s not the grand old dame slot, that’s the sexy, experienced, aging gracefully slot.”
      
“Thanks, but you know that 48 is decrepit by Hollywood’s standards.  Everyone will probably expect me to show up on the red carpet with a walker.” 


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I hope you enjoyed that!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Don't forget to check out the six sentence snippets of some very talented authors at Six Sunday or do a search for the hashtag #sixsunday at Twitter.  


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15 comments:

  1. LOL..enjoyed your six! Wonderful ending.

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    1. Thanks so much, Christine! I'm glad you liked it.

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  2. LOL - loved the snippet. I have a feeling I'll love this book. Chick-lit is my fave genre and it's hard to come by lately :)

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    1. Thanks, Zee! It is hard to find good Chick Lit these days, isn't it? Hopefully, BLAME IT ON THE FAME will fill the void for you.

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    1. Ironically, Laurel is the least humorous character in the book! I'm afraid that I put the poor woman through the wringer in BLAME IT ON THE FAME.

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  4. Unexpected fame awaits Laura! Looking forward to your book. Good six with banter between her and hubby.

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    1. Dialogue is my favorite thing to write. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks!

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  5. Lol! What a great husband, and I love a novel written with an older, sexy woman. Great six, definitely caught my attention, and isn't that what this is all about?

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    1. Absolutely! Laurel does go on quite a journey in BLAME IT ON THE FAME. She's a character who's very close to my heart.

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    1. Thanks, Angela! Humor seems to sneak its way into all of my stories whether I want it to or not!

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  7. Love Laurel. She is so self-deprecating... can't wait until Laura Linney plays her in the movie! ;)

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    1. Ha! I don't know if BLAME IT ON THE FAME will ever be made into a movie, but Laura is Laurel on the movie screen in my head. :)

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  8. I love Laurel, and Mr. Laurel! Great six.

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