Casting Call: The Tanglewood Inn
Written by Sherilyn Drummond, Wedding Planner
What if they made a movie about our everyday life here at The Tanglewood Inn? I don’t know why this thought woke me up this morning, but if The Tanglewood was a movie, I’d definitely be the producer: the one who keeps all of the plates spinning; who chases down the details. So let’s play, shall we? If the key players in the Another Emma Rae Creation series were being cast for a movie, who would fill the roles?
Emma Rae Travis Drake: Em’s a fresh-faced girl-next-door. I’m thinking someone like Jennifer Garner or Candace Cameron-Bure would make a perfect Emma! Strong and pretty, self-sustaining, and just enough fragility to make her really compelling. That’s our Emma, right?
Jackson Drake: Jackson is tall, athletic, kind of gorgeous. There’s an actor on daytime television that always reminds me of Jackson. His name is Jason Thompson; on General Hospital, he plays Patrick Drake (How funny is that! His last name is Drake!). He’d be perfect. Or maybe John Stamos, but if Candace Cameron played Emma, that would be kind of creepy. Uncle Jessie and D.J. Tanner in love? I don’t think so.
Fee Bianchi: Since the very first book, there’s been a lot of comparisons between Fee and Pauley Perrette (Abby from NCIS). Despite the fact that the author is a die-hard fan of the show, she says Abby never came to mind when she wrote Fee. In fact, the character was patterned after a real-life acquaintance of the author’s. So in casting her, I guess Pauley Perrette might be good. Or maybe Krysten Ritter? With Fee’s trademark glasses, she might be pretty great, right?
Aunt Sophie: Well, who could really step into those shoes? She’s one-of-a-kind, isn’t she? It would have to be someone quirky and fun, unexpectedly wise, with a good dose of that disarming wisdom that jumps out at you when you’re not expecting it. How about Marion Ross?
And how about me? That’s a tough one. But my husband Andy always tells me I remind him of actress Sara Rue. Remember her when she had red hair? I guess I could see that.
Who would you cast as me? And what about the rest of my friends?
In the first book, readers fell in love with Emma Rae and Jackson, and they’ve gotten more acquainted with them in the two books that followed. But now it’s time for the diamond to meet the road as Jackson fields an offer to sell The Tanglewood, a move that will uproot this high-flying family act once and for all. Get reacquainted with all of the lovable and quirky characters from the first three books as your favorite diabetic baker figures out if she’ll achieve her greatest goal of all: Will Emma, at last become FINALLY the Bride?
Sandra D. Bricker was an entertainment publicist in Los Angeles for 15+ years. She is now a best-selling, award-winning author of laugh-out-loud fiction for the inspirational market, and the mastermind behind the Another Emma Rae Creation series that started with Always the Baker Never the Bride. As an ovarian cancer survivor, she gears time and effort toward raising awareness and funds for research, diagnostics and a cure.
Join Sandra D. Bricker, author of the Christian fiction, Always the Baker, Finally the Bride, as she tours the blogosphere May 6 – 31 2013 on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book
Next Few Stops
Monday, May 6 – Character Guest Post at Laurie’s Non-Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews
Tuesday, May 7 – Book Review at Lighthouse Academy
Wednesday, May 8 – Book Review & Book Giveaway at A Year of Jubilee Reviews
Thursday, May 9 – Interview at The Writer’s Life
Friday, May 10 – Book Review at A Peek at My Bookshelf