Author: Eleanor Gwyn-Jones
Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction/Contemporary Romance
Age Group: 25 – 50
Publication Date: December 3, 2013
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
Enna Petersen has never been good at making personal decisions, particularly when she has to choose between her passions. As a theater director, the stage is her world, the spotlight her vitamin D, the waft of greasepaint her oxygen. However, when her handsome American businessman boyfriend proposes and paints the picture of a luxurious life in Pennsylvania, she has to tear her heart in two and give up on her theatrical dreams.
But as she navigates the visa gauntlet at the US embassy in England, she meets Will, a charismatic, erudite actor who encourages her to not give up on her dilapidated and much beloved theater. She is torn, tormented by the thought that her departure will certainly lead to Ashtead Theatre’s demise, but she follows her heart, says goodbye to her homeland, and begins her new role as Cole’s fiancée in America.
However, homesickness soon strikes. Enna longs for the English countryside, her theater, and the passion that Will has inspired in her. After her American dreams fall apart, she is reunited with all three back in the UK, and with Will’s help, she soon finds her theater more successful than she ever thought possible. She has everything she’s ever wanted, including a gorgeous man in her bed to share it with, so why is it she can’t stop thinking about Cole?
Theatricks Character Casting
Enna – Me, oh that’s sounds so narcissistic, doesn’t it? But my background was in acting and my mother always encouraged me to write a vehicle for me. Well, ta dah!
But, if Hollywood declined and wanted a known British actress, Michelle Dockery, from Downton Abbey has that strength and vulnerability to play Enna. She is physically how I imagined her too.
Will – Did you see Chris Hemsworth playing James Hunt in Rush? That’s Will. Yes, he’s Australian, but his British accent is flawless. He is charismatic and just sparkles with sex appeal. Will has dark, curls, but I am sure we could fix that! Or so I thought… but then I saw a picture of Henry Cavill in the Tudors this morning and it knocked my socks off! Now, that is exactly how Will should look in his puffy Shakespearian shirt! I suppose I’d have to audition them both and see which one could rap best! Let the rap battle commence!
Cole – Cole is quietly powerful, the brooding Byronesque hero. I have always imagined Ben Affleck playing Cole. He has that American dream wholesomeness about him, that gentlemanly quality that Cole needs, whilst still being a very manly man.
Lucy – Rosamund Pike, would play a fabulous Lucy, intrepidly touring the world and being quintessentially British doing it!
Kay, Enna’s mum – Cherie Lunghi. She is such a beautiful, classical actress to watch and has that enthusiastic quality and passion for life that Kay brings.
Enna’s Dad – Michael Caine. He has that retired yet military bearing and I can picture him smoking a cigar and listening to jazz in the kitchen with Enna.
Leo, Enna’s brother — Matthew Goode. He has that cheeky mischievous sparkle in his eye that Leo needs as he mercilessly teases his sister.
Eleanor Gwyn-Jones lives in Scranton, Pennsylvania, but originally hails from Surrey, England. Huzzah! She studied biology at Southampton University before taking to the stage as an actress, agent and administrator of a touring theatre company. She performed in theatres, studios, schools and festivals across the British Isles before moving to the States. It was whilst visa-dangling and unable to take on acting work that she started to write and decided she far preferred it to anything else in the world! In 2008, Eleanor started her own ‘at home’ business to afford her more time to be with her ‘book babies.’ Now she spends her time writing by day and teaching ladies to look fabulous at night. She is a travel junkie—it’s research, darling, research!—a gourmand, a yogi, a sometime blogger and she adores her family and friends beyond all measure. She is currently putting the finishing key strokes to the sequel to Theatricks, due for release in 2014.
If she weren’t writing, she’d like to think you’d find her in Downton, The Paradise, or having a goblet of wine with Tyrion in King’s Landing.