Guest Post with Aimee Brown

Friday, August 4, 2017

Hi Everyone!

I am super excited to be here today with a special guest post from author, Aimee Brown today! :) I hope that you will check out her book Little Gray Dress.  Happy Reading!


In a past life, I was a wedding planner.
By Aimee Brown
I’m obsessed with weddings. Just about every movie I adore has a wedding in it of some sort. I watch far too many wedding shows on TLC. I’ve seen every single episode of David Tutera’s My Fair Wedding, Say Yes to the Dress and Four Weddings, multiple times. I can even predict the dress a bride will choose without ever being wrong on just about every wedding show. Back in the day, I watched hours of that show ‘A Wedding Story.’ It was just so heartwarming and fairytale like. I just can not get enough weddings.
I’ve decided it must be something born into me. I myself didn’t have a big wedding. I’ve never tried on a wedding dress or gone cake tasting (well, with my best friend I did, but never for myself). I didn’t get to pick the ugly bridesmaid dresses, actually, I didn’t even pick bridesmaids. I don’t have any personal experience with planning my own wedding. I do think that if I had to have a career change, I could consider wedding planning and have a blast.
Maybe that’s the obsession though? Maybe because I didn’t have any of that myself, I enjoy finding it through others. Weddings are romantic, gorgeous and normally a lot of fun. I’m not an expert as I’ve been to more weddings as a child than I have as an adult, but I feel like I could plan a hell of a wedding in real life. I’ve only ever even been a bridesmaid once in my entire life, but I’ve read enough about the relationship of bride and bridesmaids that I feel I could do a lot of good as the mediator between the two.
That could be it. Maybe my inspiration for writing a wedding-themed book is my subconscious way of creating a memory of an event I long for? If I overthink it just right that sound perfectly plausible.
Would it be totally weird if I went to a bridal shop and tried on dresses, even though I was married twenty years ago? I could always lie and say I’m planning for the big day and use it as research for another novel. Actually… that’s not a bad idea. My husband will love it when I announce this idea.

Little Gray Dress has multiple weddings involved. One of my favorite parts was planning each of these weddings. Pinterest is an easy wedding hole to fall into. I think in each wedding in the book there is a piece of me, something I would choose or want for my own wedding. Considering I got married in the 90’s you should be glad that I have chosen more classic themes that the one I wanted way back then. It seems that nobody wants Boys II Men to sing at their reception anymore…?
I guess what I’m trying to say is that my obsession with weddings is what sparked Little Gray Dress. Besides knowing that I wanted to write a book that I’d love, I also always kind of knew a wedding would be involved. Did I know this many weddings, engagements or break-ups would be involved? No. But I’m so happy with where it went and how things happened.
I wouldn’t at all be surprised if most of my books involve some sort of wedding. Maybe it’ll be my theme, and I’ll become known as the wedding writer. As Jennifer Lopez says in The Wedding Planner – those who can’t wed, plan. (although mine would probably be, those who don’t have a wedding, write them)

Thanks Aimee!!

Other Stops: Tour Schedule:

Weds – August 2ndBlog on the Run – Book Review/Guest Post
Books and Photographs – Book Review
Judging More Than Just the Cover – Book Review/Author Interview
Nicole Evelina – Book Review/Guest Post
The Novel Girl Reads – Book Review/Excerpt/Author Q&A

Thurs – August 3rd
Chick Lit Central – Author Interview
NovelGossip – Book Review
Hey Said Renee – Author Guest Post
Romantic Reads and Such – Book Excerpt
Steamy Book Mama – Book Review

Fri – August 4thBrizzleLass Books – Book Review
O.D. Book Reviews – Book Excerpt
He Said Books or Me – Author Guest Post
Corinne Desjardins – Book Spotlight
Where Dragons Recide – Book Review/Author Q&A

Sat – August 5thJenaBooks – Book Review – Book Spotlight  Got Books, Babe? – Author Guest Post The Writing Garnet – Book Review

Sun – August 6thI Read Novels – Book Review
It's my Life – Book Excerpt
RaeReads – Book Review
Kelee Morris – Author Guest Post
GrassMonster – Book Review

Mon – August 7thLiving Life with Joy – Book Review/Author Q&A
The Belgian Reviewer – Author Guest Post
Book Lover in Florida – Book Excerpt
Haddie’s Heaven – Book Spotlight
Books in my Opinion – Book Review
Literature Goals – Book Review/Excerpt/Author Q&A

Tue – August 8thReading to Unwind – Book Review
Kristin's Novel CafĂ© – Book Excerpt/Book Review
Key of Dee – Author Guest Post
FrankyBrown – Book Excerpt
Smokin’ Hot Reads Book Blog – Book Reviews

Weds – August 9thInk, Maps and Macarons – Author Q&A
Heartalefix – Book Review
Tea Party Princess – Author Guest Post
One Book at a Time – Book Excerpt
TrashyBibloBlog – Book Review/Excerpt

Thurs – August 10thItaPixie’s Book Corner – Book Review/Excerpt
Rosa Temple Writes – Author Guest Post
Life at 17 – Book Spotlight
Daily Waffle – Book Excerpt/Author Q&A
Written by Deb - Guest Post

Fri – August 11thPretty Little Book Reviews – Book Review
Sparkly Word – Book Review
Books and Readers – Book Review / Excerpt / Guest Post
Ali the Dragon Slayer – Book Review
Rambling Lisa's Book Reviews – Book Review/Book Excerpt

Sat – August 12thLife of a Simple Reader – Book Review/Excerpt
KD Reads – Book Review/Guest Post
D.K. Hamilton – Book Review/Author Q&A
20CC Reviews – Book Review

Happy Reading!


  1. Thank you so much for hosting me during the tour!! <3