Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hollywood Trivia Interview with Kim Smith Author of Avenging Angel

How would you convince seven shipwrecked individuals on a deserted island to buy your book? If Rhett Butler, one of the characters from Gone With the Wind were to change his famous line from “Frankly, My Dear I don’t give a damn” to Frankly, My Dear I think you should read this paragraph from this bestselling novelist. What paragraph do you think he is referring to? Find out all this and more today when The Real Hollywood Book Chat welcomes author Kim Smith, author of the mystery novel, Avenging Angel, A Shannon Wallace Mystery.

About the Book:
Shannon Wallace is having a bad hair week. She’s been ditched by her job, dumped by her boyfriend, and implicated in his murder.
When she finds out her very private video collection is missing from the crime scene, it is all out war to find the disks before the cops do. The problem is, the killer has them. And he’s watched them.

Now Shannon’s at the top of his most wanted list.

You can visit her website at

Hi Kim

Welcome to the Real Hollywood. I can see we are going to have a fun time with these trivia questions, so let's get started with our first question.

RH: Gilligan’s Island Trivia – Taking a three hour boat tour, you find yourself shipwrecked on this tiny little remote island where 7 people were also shipwrecked. How would you convince this varied audience to read your book? Remember on this island besides The Skipper, his little buddy Gilligan and MaryAnn, is the smart Professor, the rich Mr.& Mrs. Howell who have the money to make your book into a movie and Ginger the movie star who might have a starring role. Please talk to the audience not to me.

KS: Dear Friends, I’ve decided that since we are stuck here or awhile, we need some fun entertainment. I have written a book that I think will do the trick. There are just enough people to act it out, so why don’t we make our first Gilligan’s Island theater troupe? Professor, you can be the police detective, Mr. Howell, you’ll make a great Dwayne, and Ginger, I know you want the starring role of Shannon and so you shall have it! Hip Hip hooray for the new theater troupe! Now everyone take your seats and I will tell you the story and give you your lines. Ready?

RH: Wheel of Fortune – you have been asked by the Wheel of Fortune writers to create a word puzzle spelling one of the books characters his/her name. Which character name would you want on the Wheel of Fortune puzzle board and why?

KS: S-A-L – Sexy Atheletic Latino.

RH: Gone With the Wind – If Rhett Butler were to change his famous line from “Frankly, My Dear I don’t give a damn” to Frankly, My Dear I think you should read this paragraph from this bestselling novelist. What paragraph is Rhett referring to? Tell us how it fits into the novel?

KS: My Aunt Nancy always told me to dress in my best clothes when I went out, because I never knew whom I might meet. This time, I hadn’t done the best I could to make myself presentable. Jeans, tee shirt, and a ponytail didn’t qualify for modern chic. When the detective opened the door to the Homicide Office, I wished I’d worn a skirt and heels. In a moment of clarity, I understood my aunt’s concerns about going out half-ready. This is just the way life goes for Shannon. She’s always a day late and a dollar short. Her bad luck keeps her alive through the whole book, though.

RH: Hollywood Book Walk of Fame – A bookstore in Hollywood, California had decided that books should have their own walk of fame. So they have lined the sidewalk in front of their store with book molds in the sidewalk. Your name is to appear on one of these book molds. You give an acceptance speech at the ceremony. What would you say and who would you thank? I would like to thank my Mother, the first writer in the family who always believed in me and encouraged me. RIP, Ma, I got the job done for both of us!

Thank you, Kim, for stopping by The Real Hollywood blog today. I wish you continued success on your virtual book tour and who knows your book might just make it to the silver screen.

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Kim Smith said...

Thank you Rebecca, for having me today!

Nancy J. Parra said...

Hi Rebecca, fun post.

Waves to Kim. Great answers.

Kim Smith said...

Thanks Nancy! These were really fun :)

Lisa L. Leibow said...

Who would have guessed that I would be able to read about Shannon Wallace on Gilligan's Island with Rhett Butler--do I hear a spin-off/sequel in the works? LOL

Kim Smith said...

LOL LISA! There is a series to this Shannon Wallace thing. :)

Suko said...

You must have had fun writing these answers, because this really was fun to read!

Kim Smith said...

Thanks Suko, yes I did have fun. I think I like these sorts of blog stops the best :)

Rebecca Camarena said...

Thanks Kim for stopping by the Real Hollywood on your virtual book tour. Here's to much success with your book.

Rebecca Camarena said...

The Real Hollywood blog thanks all those who left comments for Kim Smith on her virtual book tour.

Mayra Calvani said...

Fun interview! :-)

Cheryl said...

Nice job ladies. I love this trivia thing. Maybe one day I'll have a reason to be a guest too.

Best of luck with your book, Kim!


Dorothy Thompson said...

Love those questions, Becky! I had an author tell me the other day he wished there were more interviews like this! Great answers, Kim, you did a great job!

Kim Smith said...

I am so glad you all are enjoying this post, I love creating fun answers for trivia and such.