Welcome everybody! Today we’re hosting author, Leigh Michael, during her tour of her series: Annabelle’s Story.
Read on to discover who Leigh would like to cast if her series ever made it to the big screen!
(Guest Post by Leigh Michael)
Not many books see the light of day as feature films. In fact, I once read that the percentage of novels that do is less than 1.7%. This is a quote from over two years ago. Plus, it’s just someone’s best educated guess. Still… it goes without saying that Annabelle’s Story probably won’t be coming to a theater near you. I can still dream up who’d be cast in each role though, right?
Name: Elizabeth Olsen
Known for: Martha Marcy May Marlene and Liberal Arts
Why Annabelle?: Her light hair, blue eyes, and fair skin make her the perfect Annabelle look-alike. Elizabeth’s innocence is a quality I find endearing, allowing the viewer to grow with Annabelle each step of the way. Not to mention, Elizabeth is a statuesque beauty who could launch bodysuits into the next big thing in high fashion.
Name: Christian Alexander
Known for: General Hospital
Height: Hmm, not sure
Why Adrian?: Born in Greece, Christian is made for the role of Prince of Tritonis. Grow out his hair, throw some water on him, and slap on some fins and Christian is transformed into the jovial merman who Annabelle quickly claims as her partner in crime.
Name: Jeremy Sumpter
Known for: Soul Surfer and Friday Night Lights (note from Sheenah: I’d also like it to be noted that he’s well known for playing Peter Pan in Peter Pan)
Why Blake?: In Sprite, Blake is described as having “sandy blonde hair, chiseled abs, and a killer smile.” From the looks of things, he’s already got 2 of the 3. And if I were a betting lady, I’d say those chiseled abs aren’t a stretch. He’s the perfect “boy next door” with a “bad boy” twist.
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Annabelle Walsh thought she had it all. She was the star of her swim team, had a loving family, a great boyfriend, and to top it off, she’d be starting at UCLA in the fall. One day, she’d be referred to as Dr. Annabelle Walsh.
She was living every girl’s dream – until her life was turned upside down. All starting with finding out that she’s not just a human, but also a water spirit. Half-human, half-sprite to be exact. Although not just any sprite, Annabelle is prophesied to be the only one who can save both the sprites and mankind.
With a mix of current events, anecdotes from Greek mythology, tidbits of folklore, and Leigh’s own imagination, we join Annabelle in her journey to restore order beneath the sea. Each step of the way her mind, body, and soul are pushed to the limit begging the question, how much can one half-human, half-sprite take?
The conclusion to Sprite (Annabelle’s Story Part One).
In Kin (Annabelle’s Story Part Two), Annabelle’s struggles don’t ease one bit. She’s continually put to the test, both physically and emotionally. With help from Adrian, Natasha, Clemente, Shamus and some surprise additions, she trudges forward toward retrieving Triton’s lost shell and fulfilling the ABA prophecy.
About the Author
Leigh Michael is an author of YA fiction. She’s worked within the advertising world for nearly a decade before writing her debut series, Annabelle’s Story. Leigh lives in Washington, DC with her husband and goldendoodle. Please learn more about Leigh and her works at www.LeighMichaelBooks.com.