Whisper Cape by Regan Walsh Special Guest Post PLUS Giveaway

Thursday, February 23, 2012
I am happy to say that we have the awesome Regan Walsh back today with a special guest post and giveaway. Before Regan’s Post I have something I would like to share with you all. Whisper Cape was just put in Goodreads "Books that should be made into movies" List. How exciting is this. (IT IS VERY EXCITING )and in honor of that a friend of mine on the blogosphere ( Kristie )and I have created a list of male and female actors and actresses that we thought could play the part of the 2 leading roles Cael and Addison. Regan even picked who she pictured playing with them. This was so much fun picking our choices that we wanted to share them with you.

My Top Choice for Cael is Eduardo Verastegui

Eduardo as Cael 4 Whisper Cape 
My Top Choice for Addison is Odette Annable
Odette Annable as Addison 4 Whisper Cape
My remaining choices for Cael are:
Ryan Gosling
Ben Affleck
Josh Duhamel
Matt Bomer
Jesse Spencer

My remaining choices for Addison are :

Rachel McAdams
Keira Knightly
Sophia Bush
Olivia Wilde
Kristin Kreuk

Kristie and I had 2 in common 1 each for Cael and Addison how cool was that so I will show pics of those 2 and then list Kristie’s remaining pics.


The one we both chose for Cael was Josh Duhamel

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The one we both chose for Addison was Rachel McAdams
Rachel_McAdams as Addison 4 Whisper Cape
Now for Kristie’s remaining choices

Cael

Hayden Christensen
Chris Pine
Chris Evans
Brandon Quinn
Chris J Johnson

Addison

Jessica Alba
Raquel Alessi
Scarlet Johansson
Mila Kunis
Kristen Bell

Regan’s Choice for Cael

Marco-Dapper as Cael 4 Whisper Cape  Marco Dapper
OR
henry-cavill as Cael 4 Whisper Cape   Henry Cavill
and her choice for Addison was
megan-fox as Addison 4 Whisper Cape   Megan Fox
That concludes our choices. What Do You Think? You can find my review of Whisper Cape here.

Now lets welcome the the LOVELY and AWESOME Regan Walsh she is giving us a ghost story. I love Ghost Stories !! How about you?



Do you believe in Ghosts?
I’m often asked how the story of Cael and Addison materialized. I’ve thought about this and to be quite honest, I believe it was a couple of things. I’ve mentioned before along this tour that the cover picture inspired me, which is true, but it isn’t the only thing. In fact, I wrote the first draft of Whisper Cape before I even came across that beautiful little archway.

The story unfolded as I wrote it. I didn’t start with an outline and I had no idea where it was headed or how it would end. It is most definitely character driven. Addie and Cael are real to me, and the story really came from them and they continue to be in my heart.At the time I wrote Whisper Cape, we lived in an eighty-year-old house that I believe, to this day, was haunted with a very loving and friendly ghost. Occasionally little things around the house would happen, to suggest a haunting, strange and peculiar little things. Nothing frightening, as I said, this was a loving and friendly ghost. I frequently wore a gold chain. It was about eighteen inches long and one night I took it off and placed it, stretched out very carefully, on top of the dresser. When I woke up in the morning, it was on the floor, but it was also tied in a knot. I don’t think it could have just landed that way. Someone or something had to have tied it.
There were other incidences. Sometimes I would wake up, hearing the floor creak. I was never brave enough to get up from under the protection of my covers though, to check it out. We had hardwood floors in that house and I could tell exactly where in the house the creaks were coming from. We were usually the only ones home. My stepson would visit on weekends and heard the floor creak too. One night he got up to see who was there (he was around 17 at the time) and when he entered the hallway and peeked out into the living room, he said he saw a blur of something go around the corner from the living room into the kitchen. He followed it, but no one was there. That was spooky.

As the Cowardly Lion in the Wizard of Oz once said: “I *do* believe in spooks, I *do* believe in spooks. I do, I do, I do, I *do* believe in spooks!”
My computer was set up in the downstairs bedroom, actually, it was more of a finished basement, and as I sat there, day after day, typing Whisper Cape, I felt the spirit around me, encouraging me. My husband’s mother and father had passed away earlier that year, and we had all of their keepsakes and valuables shipped across country to us so we could go through them. Among them were many pictures of his sister, who had passed away at the tender age of twenty-five. She was a fantastic writer, by the way, writing about her travels abroad, and her other adventures, and I don’t know if the spirit was her or not, but just having all those pictures of her around me, was very inspirational. One in particular was an oil painting that used to hang in her parent’s hallway.

I started writing WC in September of 2007 and finished the first draft December 15, 2007. For those short three months, it was as if something was driving me to get that story down. I couldn’t stop. I wrote every day, eight or nine hours a day, non-stop. When I finished the first draft, I set it aside to enjoy the holidays. I didn’t look at it again until February 1, 2008. I read it from beginning to end and then removed scenes and added different ones including the scenes with the archway. I often long for those days in the basement, especially when I can’t seem to find the right words.
Thank you all for reading and thank you Anna for hosting me here on your blog, once again. You are the best!



Regan♥

Let’s All Wish Regan A
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This is a must reads book. So don’t forget  to go get yourself a copy today.
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Now for the Giveaway. There will be 4 winners
Regan will be giving 1 winner a SIGNED copy of WHISPER CAPE
and 1 winner a $ 10 Amazon Gift Card.
And I will be giving 1 winner a Kindle Edition copy of Whisper Cape
and 1 winner some Whisper Cape bookmarks.
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17 comments:

sienny said...

happy belated birthday!!!!!!! since you're new to me, so.. it's so nice knowing you, and i'll look forward to reading some of your works.

Mary said...

Happy Birthday. Hope it was a good one for you.
You are a new author for me but your book sounds like one I would enjoy. I look forward to reading it.

Stacey Jo said...

Wow, of course I believe in spookies. But the important thing for today is your Birthday :) I have found myself in a wonderful new world full of books and their amazing authors. Not all of them have an amazing spirit to go with their talent. But you do. It shows in your work and in the way you carry yourself. You have been hugely supportive to a virtual stranger time and time again. And it is greatly appreciated <3 I am honored to have met you and it was an immense pleasure to read Whisper Cape. I truly hope today and everyday you enjoy the best things in life. May you always be happy<3. Have a fantastic birthday!!!
Xoxoxoxo
Stacey Jo

Brinda said...

Growing up, my mom swore that our house was haunted. When there were no babies in the house for a while she thought she could hear a baby crying after we were all in bed, or she would smell a baby. Anyway, the book sounds great and I can't wait to read it. Hope you have a great birthday!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday, Regan!! (((Big birthday hugs!!)))

I have read Whisper Cape, and I must tell you that it's my favorite book this year! You MUST read it!! You can find my review at Amazon, Barnes and Noble (both posted under GenaR) and Goodreads. I can't brag enough about this novel or Regan enough - you will love this book :)

Gena Robertson
robertsongena@hotmail.com

NoraA said...

Have a wonderful birthday.

We used to have a resident ghost in our house. My partner's grandmother. She would take things out of the garbage and put them back in the drawer. We'd toss out laddered pantyhose, or stretched out panties and find them back in the drawers. Very uncool Grams.

suzi1811 said...

Happy Birthday! Loved the interview! I swear my granddad came to visit me and my cousin when we were sleeping over at my grandparents house after his funeral! We were lying in bed gossiping when we heard a plastic bag crinkling, we looked over the edge of the bed and a bag that had been filled with air now had a foot print in it! To say we were freaked at the time was an understatement! Still it was nice to think he might have been coming in to say goodbye and kiss us goodnight one last time!

Pam Ripling said...

Happy birthday, Regan! Gosh, I'm thrilled to read all the wonderful responses today! I, too, have read Whisper Cape and literally could not put it down. Honestly!

Best of luck to you and have a great day!

Kristie Haigwood said...

Happy Birthday, Regan. I am happy to call you my friend & I was so lucky to have won a copy of Whisper Cape the last time you were here.
To everyone else, If you haven't read this 5 star novel, get it now. WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? You can read my review of WC on my blog kshaigwood.blogspot.com and follow Regan, Anna, & myself on twitter @ReganWalsh1 @amdase @kshaigwood
Thank You again, Regan. Whisper Cape was covered in awesome sauce. ;-)

Cambria said...

Happy Birthday Regan! What a fantastic post and giveaway! This looks like a fantastic book and I can't wait to read it.

Regan Walsh said...

Thank you, everyone, for all the wonderful birthday wishes. I truly appreciate you all stopping by here.

Regan♥

Becky said...

Happy Birthday Regan

AnnaDase said...

THX everyone that has stopped by you guys rock.

Anna said...

Kristie ur so AWESOME THX Bunches

Ashley Applebee said...

I'm a little bit late but Happy Birthday Regan! I hope it rocked! I loved the post and the book sounds awesome!! I love a good ghost story!!
Ashley A
ash_app@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Ooooh sounds awesome
carlyle

StevenD said...

I know I am going to read this soon because I have heard nothing but good things.

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