{Blog Tour} The Unscripted Joss Byrd: Mood Board

{Blog Tou}

Hey, everyone! I’m so excited to be sharing today with all of you a mood board that I created for my stop in the Unscripted Joss Byrd blog tour. When I was invited to participate in the tour I immediately signed up! I was so excited to be able to take a behind the scenes look into the life of an actress and to be able to support a debut author. I did just recently finish reading Unscripted Joss Byrd and will be sharing me thoughts on it soon but for now I’ll just be sharing my mood board. But before I begin, here’s a bit more information about the book!

Unscripted Joss Byrd by Lygia Day Peñaflor

Genre: YA  Contemporary 
Page Length: 214 Pages
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2016
Publisher: Roaring Brook 

Synopsis from Goodreads:

In this affecting debut novel, a child actor struggles to find herself on a film set where only one thing matters: getting the money shot.

Joss Byrd is America’s most celebrated young actress, and her next project is a hot new Indie film helmed by a renowned, charismatic director. But on the set of The Locals, Joss’s life is far from glamorous. Her mother is domineering and relentless, her dyslexia makes it difficult to keep up with the constantly changing script, the boy playing her older brother doesn’t seem to reciprocate Joss’s crush, and the film’s gritty subject matter terrifies her. Yet none of these things appear to matter to Joss’s agent, director, or even her mother. Joss is just a cash cow, and no one cares what she has to do for the perfect shot-as long as she gets it somehow.

Author Lygia Day Peñaflor’s draws on her firsthand experience as a private academic teacher for young Hollywood stars in this affecting debut novel that explores the many demands made on young actors.

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Copy of What I did this Month (1)

I think that it’s quite obvious to say that one of the most memorable characters in this book was Joss Byrd. When I finished reading the books one of the things that stood out to me was how innocent she still was considering how she was forced to grow up must faster than she should have because of those around her. So I wanted to find an image that portrayed Joss as having both a sense of determination because she was very driven to succeed ( and not just because her mother forced her to be) but also that still showed her hopefulness by still being able to see the good in people. As you read Unscripted Joss Byrd you are going to be transported along with the characters to the various sets on Montauk, NY. I decided to use images of the various locations mentioned throughout the book as well as to play on the theme of end of summer by using images that mostly use dusk colors (i.e. pink, blue, purple etc.) and have a softer look to them. The other images such as the director, stage door and bon fire are starker in contrast and have a harder, grittier look to them. I used them to represent the various conflicts or moments of difficulty that she has during her filming of The Locals.

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I hope that my mood board was able to give a glimpse of the story awaiting to be read in Unscripted Joss Byrd and that you enjoyed it as much as I did creating it!


Lygia Day Peñaflor attended the Sarah Lawrence College Writers Seminar and received a scholarship to Southampton Writers Conference based on this manuscript. A graduate of Boston University and Columbia Teachers College, she is a private academic teacher for young Hollywood stars. Her students have included the young casts of Gossip Girl and Boardwalk Empire as well as Jay-Z’s reboot of Annie. She lives on Long Island.

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Copy of What I did this Month

For What It’s Worth: Review 8/23
 Swoony Boys Podcast: Interview 8/24
 Gone Pecan: Review 8/25
YA Book Nerd: Guest Post 8/26
 Book Briefs: Review 8/27
The Petite Book Blogger: Mood Board 8/28
 What Sarah Read: Review 8/29
 Avid Reader: Review 8/30

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