Blog Tour: Random Acts by Mia Kerick

About the Author:
Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—all named after saints—and five nonpedigreed cats—all named after the next best thing to saints, Boston Red Sox players. Her husband of twenty years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don’t ask Mia about that, as it is a sensitive subject.

Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of troubled young men and their relationships, and she believes that sex has a place in a love story, but not until it is firmly established as a love story. As a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with romantic tales of tortured heroes (most of whom happened to strongly resemble lead vocalists of 1980s big-hair bands) and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping. She is thankful to Dreamspinner Press for providing her with an alternate place to stash her stories.

Mia is proud of her involvement with the Human Rights Campaign and cheers for each and every victory made in the name of marital equality. Her only major regret: never having taken typing or computer class in school, destining her to a life consumed with two-fingered pecking and constant prayer to the Gods of Technology.

Mia has published four works of adult contemporary gay romantic fiction with Dreamspinner Press and four novels of contemporary LGBT fiction with Harmony Ink Press. Mia Kerick's books are recommended reads in the LGBT blogging/reading community, have spent many weeks on Amazon Hot New Releases and LGBT Best Sellers lists, as well as other notable bestseller lists, and have won awards for excellence in YA literature.

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Random Questions from Random Readers:

I’ve never been particularly comfortable with the random parts of life. Like my character Caleb Jorde, in Random Acts, I would prefer to know what’s coming in life and to be afforded with plenty of opportunity to structure my world into clear emotional categories in order to prepare. That way I’d be ready for any tragedy and any joy. For anything and everything life could toss my way—this girl would be prepared.

But maybe that’s not such a good idea after all… Maybe it’s best to savor the awesome moments as they occur, and to deal with the hardships on a need to be dealt with basis. Maybe life can be random and maybe that’s a good thing.

Maybe that good part of random can start with these random questions from my readers.

Random Question from Kevin:

Which of your books would you like made into a movie and who would you see playing those characters (in the perfect world where you had casting authority) 

Awesome question, Kevin!!

If a movie was to be made of Random Acts, the book I’m currently on tour with, there is no doubt who would play my leading man, Bradley Zelder. This is a no-brainer.

Yeah, Bradley Cooper. An image of beauty. He was in my mind when I wrote the book from the perspective of Bradley Zelder. The whole time. Every page.

For my Caleb character, the choice is a bit more difficult. But I’m thinking I will go with a classic.

Brad Pitt before the long hair. I’m not saying I don’t like his long hair, because I do. But the Caleb Jorde look is preppy, and as I said, classic. Like this:

See what I’m saying? What a movie Bradley and Brad would make, huh?

For a Young Adult book, I would definitely like to see The Red Sheet made into a movie! I have already imagined this—my kids said it could be the first LGBT Disney movie! (But I’d probably have to remove Chapter 19)

First to find a Scott Beckett. I am going to search the worldwide web to ID the perfect actor. BRB.

Okay—for Scott in The Red Sheet, I’d go with a young Alex Pettyfer.  He would have to wear blue contact lenses, but he has the look I like. Here are a few pictures.

This is fun.

Next I need a Bryan Dennison.

I’ll be back in a few. Don’t go anywhere.

So I found him—my Bryan—in an article from Buzzfeed Celeb called “Actors Who Should Play Disney Princes in Real Life”.
Prince from Snow White: Matt Lanter
Slap some lipstick on Matt Lanter’s face and you have yourself the prince from Snow White.

Yeah, I can see it. Not that Scott needs saving from a handsome prince, because he doesn’t. Unlike Snow White, he’s fine all on his own.

This was fun. I should be a casting director, hmm?

Thank you for having me on your blog today!!!

<3 Mia

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