Monday, September 16, 2013

GUEST POST: Beck Anderson

Today's guest post is brought to you by Beck Anderson, author of FIX YOU. You can order her book on Amazon and Barnes and Noble in digital and trade paperback.

From the book:

When Kelly Reynolds' husband died, he left her - the awkward, cautious one - to raise their two young boys. She's pieced herself back together, barely. Now she takes refuge in her routine: running her kids around and running the trails near her Idaho home. 

Two years after her husband's death, a chance encounter on a run brings Andrew into her life. But Andrew is Andy Pettigrew, the Andy Pettigrew, famous actor. Kelly hates risk, and a love affair with Andrew is certainly tempting fate. She doesn't fit into his Hollywood world. She doesn't own a pair of Louboutins, and she couldn't walk five paces in them if she did. Andrew oozes cool. She reeks of dork. 

But despite this, they click. It may be inexplicable, but it works. However, it's also becoming clear that Andrew struggles with the pressures of his fame. Kelly's hold on a so-called normal life is already tenuous, and as much as she might want to indulge the fantasy, she doesn't know how either of them is supposed to cope with stalkerazzi and tweet-happy fans with camera phones. She and Andrew both have secrets that seem impossible to keep. 

Beck Anderson's witty, engaging writing yields an emotional tale of love, loss, and all the little things that make up a life. In the end, what is it that really holds us together? Kelly must decide if love can fix two people who might be broken beyond repair.

Thanks for joining us At the Corner of First and Romance, Beck! Take it away...

Ten Favorite Romantic Movies

Since Andrew is in the movie business, and he is very much the romantic leading man, I thought it’d be fun to share my ten favorite romantic movies. I have been obsessed with the movies for a very long time. My dad is in the magazine business, and when I was little, he edited a magazine called Moviegoer. I read every issue cover to cover. So it’s my dad’s fault.

1.     When Harry Met Sally
2.     (500) Days of Summer
3.     Four Weddings and a Funeral
4.     Bull Durham
5.     Princess Bride
6.     Room with a View
7.     The Gay Divorcee
8.     Love, Actually
9.     Twilight
10.   Say Anything
11.   The Before Sunrise Trilogy (totally cheating, but it’s my list!)

About Beck Anderson

Beck Anderson believes in the power of perfectly imperfect women and in the healing power of love. Her new novel, Fix You, grew out of those beliefs and the time to write afforded by the worst Thanksgiving blizzard she’s ever witnessed in West Yellowstone.

Beck balances (clumsily at best) writing novels and screenplays, working full-time as an educator, mothering two pre-teen males, loving one post-40 husband, and making time to walk the foothills of Boise, Idaho, with Stefano DiMera Delfino Anderson, the suavest Chihuahua north of the border.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting classifying Bull Durham as a romance! I can see a comedic influence in your selections, Beck. I also loved Four Weddings and a Funeral, Princess Bride, and Love, Actually. What about Crazy, Stupid Love?