Flaws and All Blog Tour featuring Shana Johnson BurtonBy APOOO • Aug 20th, 2010 • Category: Virtual Book Tours • Email This Post • Print This Post
Flaws and All Blog Tour Featuring Author Shana Johnson Burton
Shana Johnson Burton is the best-selling author of Suddenly Single, First Comes Love, and Flaws and All. She lives in Georgia with her family and is currently a high school English and Journalism teacher and the co-host of “The Lovely Magazine” radio show . She was a 2009 Georgia Author of the Year nominee for Best Fiction (First Comes Love). Her next novel, Catt Chasin’, will be released in 2011.
About the Book
Lawson Kerry is a struggling single mother who has finally gotten her life together. Now, a fierce custody battle with her ex threatens to the tear apart everything she’s built.
Reginell Kerry is a starry-eyed singer determined to make it to the top of the charts, but will she change her tune when a chance at fame means shedding her clothes and her self-respect?
Sullivan Webb is the pampered wife of a charismatic pastor with political aspirations, but she just might destroy her husband’s campaign and their marriage if she can’t control her wandering eye.
Angel King has dedicated her life to nursing following the destruction of her marriage. Can she maintain her professionalism when she discovers that her newest patient is the woman who stole her husband?
Kina Battle has had enough of her husband’s verbal and physical abuse. When she’s pushed to the edge, the situation heads in a deadly direction, and there’s no turning back.
Nothing is sacred, all bets are off, and the lives of these ladies will never be the same. Will they have the strength to hold on to their friendships and put their trust in God?
Would you say you are an extrovert or introvert?
I’m a little bit of both, depending on the situation. I teach, so my job calls for me to be an extrovert on a daily basis. At the same time, however, I’m very reserved unless the situation calls for me to do otherwise.
Do you like to cook? If so, what are your favorite dishes to cook?
I can cook, but I don’t necessarily like to cook. I think my best dish is Shrimp Newberg.
Are you a sports fan? If so, tell us about your favorite sports and/or sports team.
I’m not a sports fan, but I do like basketball. My favorite team is generally based on who has the finest players that season.
Are there any other hobbies you wish to share?
I love redecorating. The downside is that I get bored easily. Usually, when I start a decorating project, I lose interest halfway through it, so the room ends up in worse condition than it was before I started.
What movie(s) have you watched recently that you would recommend?
Precious. As a teacher, I wake up every other day threatening to quit my job, but that movie always reminds me that I have the power to change someone’s life every time I step into the classroom.
Do you like books being turned into a movie? If so, what is your favorite book-to-movie?
The movie is rarely as good as the book. My favorite book-to-movie is probably The Color Purple. It’s one of the rare times when the movie lived up to, if not exceeded, the book.
If Flaws and All was turned into a movie who would you cast to play your characters?
I’ve actually spent some time thinking about that one. I would want Zoe Saldena to play Sullivan, the preacher’s wife; Malinda Williams to play Lawson, the single mother; Jennifer Hudson to play Kina, the abused wife; Erica Hubbard to play Angel, the nurse; and Megan Goode to play Reginell, the stripper.
Which social networks do you enjoy the most?
Facebook. It’s my therapy.
What’s next for you?
I’m finishing Catt Chasin’, which is supposed to come out May 2011, and I’m outlining Still Flawed, the sequel for Flaws and All.
For More Information
- Visit the author at http://www.shanaburton.com/
- View the blog tour schedule at http://bit.ly/FlawsandAll
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