Monday, May 19, 2008

Straight, No Chaser...Sara Hantz

What happens when all your worlds collide?

Come on, don't tell me I'm the only one who has multiple worlds spinning on their own axis'?!

Well, since mid-April my FTJ, writing, mommy and coach worlds all collided resulting in an implosion that meant I had to take a vacation from a few things. Guess which world lost?

If you said writing, you're the winn-ah.

As much as I'm proud of my multi-tasking, of late I'm seriously contemplating a lifestyle change. Speaking of which, today's GCC spotlight is Sara Hantz and The Second Virginity of Suzy Green.

I love the concept - teen girl is total non-comformist until experiencing a great tragedy so she decides to change course in her life, which is all good until a part of her old world clashes with her new.

OMG, that's so me, right now.

Sara let's chat...


Complete this sentence: I’m a total….from my BLANK to my BLANK, I could write the book on being BLANK

SH: I’m a total TV junkie, from my obsession with American Idol to the reruns of Friends I watch over and over. I could write the book on being a TVaholic

Pop Culture References

Using either television, film or literary references, give us the one or two sentence pitch you’d give film agents:

SH: My The Second Virginity of Suzy Green is OC meets Gilmore Girls

If you did an informercial for your book, who would be the perfect celeb to serve as the pitch guy or gal? And why?

SH: Rachel Bilson from OC is the perfect pitch gal. She’s the same age and is like Suzy in many ways.


Complete this sentence: It’s a good thing I’m not a stalker or else INSERT NAME OF CELEB MINOR OR MAJOR would be in trouble because

SH: It’s a good thing I’m not a stalker or else Johnny Depp would be in trouble because I’d be in France watching his every move.

History Lesson

A lot of times, authors start a book with one concept in mind (especially us pantsters) and end up with a totally different story. For your most current book tell us where you story started and ultimately ended.

SH: My book started out about a girl on a mission to lose her virginity and ended up about a girl who denied she had lost it.

Those crazy desert Island Questions

You’re on a desert island with a cell phone. Miraculously it has two bars and enough battery life to make one three minute call. Who do you call?

SH: My children – 1.5 mins with each.

If someone were deserted on an island and came across your book washed ashore, what’s the one thing they’d take from it and want to share with the world once they got back to civilization?

SH: That it’s ok to be who you are, and you shouldn’t try to be someone you’re not.

Which celebrity would you like to see put on a bus and dropped in the desert? And why?

SH: Johnny Depp….. perfect eye candy and a fun, smart guy