Thursday, 19 June 2014

Blog Tour: End Times Gets Cast

Today on the blog, we have Anna Schumacher talking about her dream cast for her debut novel, End Times.

The characters in END TIMES are so real to me, I actually have trouble matching some of them to celebs. But let’s give it a shot anyway, shall we?

DAPHNE: I’m going to be embarrassingly trite and cliché and go with Kristen Stewart. What can I say? It’s just how I pictured her when I was writing her. Daphne is a no-makeup, jeans-and-t-shirt kind of gal, like K-Stew, and they both have the same narrow features, perma-pissed-off look, and pretty-girl toughness. 

JANIE: This is Billie Piper. She’s an English actress who plays Rose in the BBC version of the first season of the new Dr. Who. Got all that? And she looks EXACTLY the way I picture Janie in my head. The puffy lips. The bottle blondness. The round chin. The way she gets excited (you should see her get excited!). She’s just perfect. 

OWEN: Why yes, this is Luke Perry in the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie from 1992. This is pre- creepy-too-old-to-be-a-high-school-student-90210 Luke Perry. In this movie, he is super young and super cute. He has Owen’s bad-boy toughness yet gooey-sweet interior, and the way he’s there for Buffy when she’s freaking out reminds me of the way Owen treats Daphne in END TIMES.

LUNA: I couldn’t find a big-name celeb who captures Luna’s wild, free spirit in quite the right way, so I turned to my local circus arts community here in Brooklyn. Claire De Luxe is an amazing hula hooper, poi spinner, object manipulator, fire spinner, and aerialist, and she always has the wildest costumes, hair, and makeup. I love this photo of her, by Bianca Alexis. Doesn’t she look like she’s plotting something? Like possibly the end of the world? 

DOUG: For Doug, I picked Jack Gleeson because he’s already demonstrated an undeniable ability to convincingly play a massive jerk. 

END TIMES synopsis

When life gets too tough to bear in Detroit, Daphne flees to her Uncle Floyd’s home, where she believes she’ll find solace in the silent hills of her childhood summers. But Daphne’s Greyhound bus pulls over in downtown Carbon County and it’s not silence that welcomes her. It’s the sound of trumpets.

Daphne’s desire to start again in simple country comfort is instantly dashed as the townsfolk declare that the End Times are here. And incredible occurrences soon support their belief. Daphne does all she can to keep her head down and ignore the signs. She works a job at the local oil rig, helps around the house, hangs out with her pregnant cousin Janie and gets to know Owen, a mysterious motocross racer and fellow roustabout at the rig. But soon a startling discovery shatters her resolve and calls into question all her doubts and fears.

Author bio

Anna Schumacher received an MFA in fiction writing from The New School. Born and raised in the tiny town of Guilford, VT (no traffic lights, no post office, one store), she now lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two cats. END TIMES is her first novel.

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  1. It's always fun to see a book cast. I love Jack Gleeson on GOT. He did a great job bringing Joffery to life from the books I read.

  2. I love Dystopians and this looks so good

  3. I really want to read this book, it has been on my to read list for awhile!!!

  4. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!
    Would love to read this dystopian! :)



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