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09/08 Shana Galen | Auditions Please! Casting LORD AND LADY SPY
Author Guest / September 8, 2011

One would think when one is writing a book where the premise comes from a movie, the casting would already be complete. Yes, well that would make sense if the author was someone who did things the easy way. That author is not me. I vividly remember the moment of inspiration for LORD AND LADY SPY. I was watching the Pitt-Jolie film Mr. and Mrs. Smith (yes, that one. Poor Jennifer Aniston). And I started thinking, what if this story took place during the Regency? What if the hero and heroine were not assassins but spies? Out of work spies… I was intrigued by the idea of writing about a married couple where not one, but both partners, had a secret identity. Could I write steamy scenes for a couple who’s been married five years. I found that yes. Yes, I could. When I started writing LORD AND LADY SPY, I didn’t have Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in mind for my characters. Well, I have to admit, Brad kind of sticks in a girl’s mind. But Adrian Galloway, Lord Smythe is a little more dangerous than Pitt and a little less pretty. I was thinking more Daniel Craig with…