Thursday, January 15, 2009
BLOG TOUR - THE SOMEDAY LIST
THE SOMEDAY LIST
Jubilant Soul Series Book One
by Stacy Hawkins Adams
Rachelle Covington has it all. A fabulous home, a handsome and prestigious husband, two beautiful children, and a place in the upper crust that's quite comfortable. But her life is not all it's cracked up to be. When her husband goes away on business trip and the kids are sent off to the grandparents for a month, Rachelle takes up the challenge of a seriously-ill friend to start a list of things to do before she turns 50. She heads back to Jubilant, Texas, to reconnect with her past, her purpose, and herself. But when her ex shows up in town looking very fine and very single, Rachelle must confront feelings she thought she'd long buried. Will she give up everything to recover the past? Or will she find a reason to plan for the future? The Someday List is an honest look at what makes us who we are and what can throw us off track. Author Stacy Hawkins Adams writes with a voice that is fresh, sincere, and completely real. Her characters jump off the page and into her readers' hearts.
Stacy Hawkins Adams is a nationally-published, award-winning author and speaker. Her contemporary women’s fiction novels are filled with social themes and spiritual quests that take readers on journeys into their own souls.
She holds a degree in journalism and served as a newspaper reporter for more than a decade before turning her full attention to penning books, speaking professionally and writing freelance articles.
She is currently writing her sixth novel and her first nonfiction book, an inspirational title that will encourage women in their faith.
Stacy lives in a suburb of Richmond, Virginia with her husband and two young children.
For more information about Stacy, visit her at http://stacyhawkinsadams.com/
Would you say you are an extrovert or introvert?
I am a 'people person' and enjoy socializing with friends and family, but I can be shy and reserved in unfamiliar situations. I also need my "alone time" after a while, to just relax and enjoy my own company, so I guess that makes me an introvert.
People are surprised when I say that, because I'm also a professional speaker, and because when I'm around friends and family, I can be the life of the party. Maybe I'm just complicated! LOL
Which social networks do you enjoy the most?
To be honest, my time is so limited between writing deadlines and caring for my family that I'm not on any of them often enough to have a true preference. However, I have a presence on just about all of the more prominent social networks, because I'm eager to connect with my readers and with friends. The ones I visit most frequently include Facebook, Twitter and the SistahFaith Network. There's also a Watercolored Pearls Ning site that was started by a Louisiana book club after they read my novel, Watercolored Pearls. I try to stop by there on occasion too.
Do you like to cook? If so, what are your favorite dishes to cook?
My mother was a professional cater before she passed away, and believe it or not, cooking is one of my least favorite things to do. LOL I'd much rather clean the house and bribe my husband to help with dinner. But just because I don't love it doesn't mean I don't cook. Nothing fancy for me, though. :) Among my favorite dishes to prepare is a salisbury steak recipe I discovered in a Cooking Light magazine years ago. I'm an excellent baker, and I regularly receive special requests for my chocolate cake and carrot cake.
What movie(s) have you watched recently that you would recommend?
Do kiddie movies count? :) If so, I could name just about anything that's out. I go to the movies often with my 7-year-old son and 10-year old daughter. I'm looking forward to seeing Seven Pounds, the new Will Smith movie. Other movies on my list for January are T.D. Jakes' new movie, Not Easily Broken, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Do you like books being turned into a movie? If so, what is your favorite book-to-movie?
I always prefer the book over the movie; however, I enjoy seeing how screenwriters choose scenes from a book to translate onto screen, and how they're able to keep the heart of the story in tact, in less than three hours. My absolute favorite book-to-movie is The Color Purple. I also enjoyed The Secret Life of Bees and both Narnia movies.
If The Someday List was turned into a movie who would you cast to play your characters?
You got me on this one. If you had asked about the three novels in my first series, I could have typed the answers in my sleep. LOL For The Someday List, I'll have to think it through further, but initially, I'd say Boris Kodjoe would make a great Gabe Covington, and his real-life wife, Nicole Ari Parker, could play Rachelle. Sanaa Lathan would also be great as Rachelle. There would also be prominent roles for Hill Harper, Angela Bassett and Alfre Woodard. :)
Okay, a not-so-fun question. How important are reviews to you as a writer?
Do you want the official answer or the truth? LOL Of course, every writer wants every review to be fabulous, and I'm no different. But realistically, I know that just as writing is subjective, so is reading. Just as every movie doesn't resonate with every viewer, and every song doesn't touch a chord with all listeners, neither will every book. As an artist, that's the risk you take in producing something to share with the world. I do pray over every chapter I write, however, that the people who need to read my books and who will be entertained and moved by them most, will be led to buy them.
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THE SOMEDAY LIST BLOG GIVEAWAY
Stacy Hawkins Adams is the author of four Women's Fiction books and has contributed to two anthologies. Read the question below to see if you can answer it correctly. Also provide the name of the book in which the answer is found.
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TRIVIA QUESTION HERE
Which real-life gospel artist shows up at a time when Serena most needs encouragement? In which book does this scene take place?
Leave your answer in the comment section. Entries with the correct answer will be entered into a drawing for the The Someday List Blog Giveaway. View the prize package below:
$50 American Express Gift Card
Autographed Copies of all of her books: Speak to My Heart, Nothing But the Right Thing, and Watercolored Pearls and the anthologies The Midnight Clear and This Far By Faith.
20% Discount Coupon from Tywebbin Creations. (May apply to one service)
Join Us for an Hour Long Chat with Stacy on January 30, 2009. We will announce the GRAND PRIZE WINNER of the THE SOMEDAY LIST BLOG TOUR GIVEAWAY during the call. Visit her blog for call-in details.
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