Friday, August 10, 2018

"The Bucket List"

Georgia Clark is an author, performer and screenwriter based in Brooklyn. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel, The Regulars, and the "witty, sexy" (L.A. Times) The Bucket List, both Simon & Schuster. Her first books were the Young Adult novels She’s With The Band and Parched. Clark is the host/founder of the storytelling night, Generation Women, which invites six generations of women to tell a story on a theme. She is currently developing The Regulars as a TV show for E!. A native Australian, she lives in Brooklyn with her girlfriend and a fridge full of cheese.

Clark applied the Page 69 Test to The Bucket List and reported the following:
On page 69, our heroine Lacey Whitman has just received the news she’s scored an invitation to elusive Iranian fashion designer Elan Behdazi’s main-stage Fashion Week show. Lacey works as a junior sales rep for the well-known trend forecasting company Hoffman House. As she says, she can wrangle invites to the after parties, but never to the actual shows; “those are reserved for people significantly more powerful or beautiful than me.”

Her only interaction with Elan was at a work event weeks prior, where she’d just found out she has the BRCA1 gene mutation, the breast cancer gene, and ended up abruptly leaving the party. She’s been concerned with her health in the time since, but now this character has once again entered her orbit, and will have a significant effect on her life and the choices she’ll come to make.

Writing the character of Elan was cathartic for me, having been in a not-so-healthy relationship with someone older than me who I admired professionally. Elan’s relationship to Lacey, and to her body, forms the bedrock of both the serious and the sexy scenes in this novel.
Visit Georgia Clark's website.

My Book, The Movie: The Bucket List.

--Marshal Zeringue