Author Christy Sloat
Happy Fall everyone! This is my absolute favorite time of year! And of course, it's the big fall YA Scavenger Hunt. I am part of the Purple Team, once again, and so excited to be hosting one of my favorite authors.
Christy Sloat resides in New Jersey with her husband, two daughters and her Chihuahua, Sophie. Christy has embraced the love of reading and writing since her youth and was inspired by her grandmother's loving support. She loves adventurous journeys with her friends and can be known to get lost inside a bookstore. She is the bestselling author of fourteen novels including, The Librarian, The Visitors Series, The Past Lives Series and the award-winning Slumber Duology.
How to YASH
Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the PURPLE TEAM--but there is also a red team, a gold team, an orange team, and a blue team.
If you'd like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.
Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the purple team, and then add them up.
Entry Form: Once you've added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian's permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by October 6th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
-->A.G. Howard is the #1 NYT & International Bestselling author of young adult retellings and spinoff novels including her dark Alice in Wonderland Splintered series; RoseBlood, a Phantom of the Opera adaptation; and Stain, an original gothic high fantasy / fairy tale inspired by The Princess and the Pea.
Check out her book Stain
A high-fantasy gothic fairytale inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Princess and the Pea and set in an alternative medieval world split apart by magic. To win back her kingdom of perpetual day, save her night prince, and reunite the sun with the moon, a princess incapable of speech or sound must prove herself everything a traditional princess is not: tough enough to sleep on a bed of nails, and loud enough to be heard without a voice.
I think every author wishes for the day one (or all!) of their books get made into a movie or TV series. I haven’t been that fortunate yet, but I keep hoping that with all of the live-streaming opportunities out there, the stars will align for me.
And I mean stars, literally. Because which author hasn’t envisioned who they would cast for their books?
Here's a look at the four main POV characters (plus two very important “beasts”) in my gritty and Gothic fantasy/fairytale hybrid inspired by The Princess and the Pea, and the real-life actors I think would be fantastic representations were Stain ever to become an epic fantasy flick. I’ve included quotes from the book to set the stage:
Although I’m not sure she’s ever acted in a movie, Nastya Zhidkova would be the perfect Lyra, princess of moonlight—if she’s had even a little training. The beautiful Russian albino model brought the character to life in my mind the instant I saw her ethereal and haunting images online.
Deep, coppery complexion, raven-black eyes and dark, riotous hair? Check, check, check. Jan Uddin would make a smashing Prince Vesper. The actor has had some experience with supernatural plotlines in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. And, all the better, he already has a melodious British accent. No audition necessary, just give him the part, hmmm?
Much like Thanos from The Avengers movies, Crony—due to her otherworldly and outlandish look—would be best portrayed by a mix of SFX and VFX components. However, considering her complex role in the story, she still requires someone with acting chops. After seeing Diana Rigg in Game of Thrones, I can’t think of anyone better to portray the witch’s feisty and indomitable (albeit crotchety) spirit. And I’ve heard rumors Diana can deliver a hecka Irish brogue. If that’s true, she was born for the part. All she lacks are ram’s horns, muddy brown eyes, reptilian features + scales, and salt and pepper dreadlocks. Maybe the Avenger’s special effects team will be available to spruce her up. One can dream, can’t they?
Gerard Way has to play Luce’s human form. If you’ll look at my Stain pinterest board, you’ll see I’ve envisioned him since the very beginning. He has an infectious smile, a fantastic voice, and youthful, mischievous elfish features—yet he can manage the loveliest forlorn expressions. Can you imagine anyone who could better sport fuzzy red fox ears and glittery orange eyes?
Similar to Crony, Scorch would be portrayed via VFX and computer graphics. However, he needs a very distinctive voice . . . British, husky, deep, and emotive enough to shift from teasing to raging in a blink. I can’t think of anyone better than the handsome and talented Daniel Craig to portray Lyra’s faithful, if not temperamental, sidekick.
Last but not least, the incomparable Susan Sarandon as Griselda, Lyra’s wicked and sly aunt. Why?. . . ‘nuff said.
Thanks for indulging my hopes and wishes. Maybe one day some characters from my books will get their chance to come alive on the big-screen; until then, you can always find visual inspirations for each one on my many pinterest boards
Thank you A.G! That was awesome!
CONTINUE THE HUNT