Readers often ask “If your book became a movie, who do you see in the starring roles?” Well, for a couple of ‘talk to ourselves a lot’ authors like Cerella and me, that’s permission to go wild! And, since Once a Marine releases in a few weeks, we’d like to take y’all on a quick trip to Tinsel Town, where you can step inside the velvet ropes of the red carpet and meet the “stars” in person!
First, we’d like to introduce you to our fictitious guest host, the always personable Charlie Flowers, whose reputation for interviewing stars is unrivaled. Thanks, Charlie, for agreeing to take charge of the microphone for us!
CF: My pleasure, ladies! And without further ado, let’s spend a few minutes with Taylor Kitsch, who earned the male lead in Once a Marine. Taylor, as a native of Canada, was it easy stepping into the role of Coloradan Zach Marshall?
Taylor: Not at all. Denver and Vail are two of my favorite cities, so this was the perfect match. CF: Were there any similarities between this character and, say, that of Tim Riggins in Friday Night Lights? Taylor: Not really. Zach was older, wiser, a Marine who’d seen three tours in Afghanistan, while Tim was a high school kid…a savvy kid, but a kid all the same. If they had anything in common, it was a certain stubborn toughness that made them do things that weren’t easy.
CF: What was it like, working with your costar, Bridget Moynahan?
With nearly 5,000,000 books in circulation, best-selling author Loree Lough's titles have earned numerous 4- and 5-star reviews and industry awards. She splits her time between her home in Baltimore and a cabin in the Alleghenies (where she loves to show off her “Identify the Critter Tracks” skills). The release of Once a Marine (#1 in the “Those Marshall Boys” series for Harlequin's new Heartwarming line) brings Loree’s number of books in print to 104! Loree loves to hear from her readers and answers every letter, personally. Visit her at Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and www.loreelough.com!
Cerella Sechrist lives in York, Pennsylvania with two precocious pugs, Darcy and Charlotte, named after Jane Austen literary characters. She has won various competitions and a scholarship for her writing, which include devotionals, full-length plays, and novels. She divides her time between working in the office of her family’s construction business and as a barista to support her reading habit and coffee addiction. Her novels exhibit her love for both the written word and food in fiction. You can find her online at her website www.cerellasechrist.com where she pens “Literary Fare: Fiction & Food”, a blog for readers.