I have to admit that I haven’t closely followed the nominations (I guess I was too busy writing!), but I agree with what many people are saying: there’s a definite lack of diversity in the nominations. Hollywood focuses too much on white, straight actors/actresses, directors, and writers, while artists of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, and other minorities are underrepresented.
Well, the main character of my latest Hollywood novel, Just Physical, checks two minority boxes—three, if you count being a woman. Jill Corrigan is an out lesbian, and she’s also an actress with MS, multiple sclerosis. The disease makes working on the set of a historical disaster movie difficult, and it’s also the reason why she wants to stay away from relationships…that is, until she meets her new stunt double, Kristine “Crash” Patterson.
All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is to answer a question and send me an e-mail with your answer:
What song does Jill hum while Crash is helping her take off the stunt harness?
If you haven’t read the book yet, no problem. The answer can be found in this excerpt.
Important: Please send me an e-mail with your answer. Don’t leave a comment on this blog which mentions the answer!
The giveaway ends at noon (EST) on Tuesday. I’ll e-mail the winner then.
Have a nice Sunday, everyone!