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This week's questions:
Scenario: A Hollywood producer is interested in your book. Can you come up with an enticing logline (plot summary of 25 words or less)? Gosh, that would be living the dream, wouldn’t it? I was over the moon when I got the email from Lyrical Press saying they’d like to offer me a contract for Cooking Up Love, my debut novel. I won’t lie and say it never crossed my mind that the movie rights might be sold to a big time producer. Dreams of being on set, having a say in how the book is staged. Yeah, well my mom always told me to dream big. So what would I say to be sure the dream comes true if a movie executive comes knocking at my door? How does this work:
Mix a chef and her contractor, season with a dash of a great family, stir in a mystery, and cook up a romance.
2. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition? Jemima George was patterned after Keri Russell. Remember when she had that great hair in Felicity? She is still gorgeous all grown up, right?
For Jack Kerrigan hands down, if Karl Urban was cast to play him I doubt the smile would ever leave my face.
3. Does the storyline of your novel compare with any films out there? I’d like to think my story was original and nothing could compare to it. But I’m certain there are no new stories, just variations on a theme. But to my way of thinking, anything that has what makes films and books so attractive to the viewers - mystery, fun and a happily ever after - is a winner.
That’s it for me right now. I hope you’ve enjoyed this little peek in to the world of my stories. I can’t wait to see what Leslie Hatchel has to say about her Hollywood hopes and dreams. Please leave a comment and let me know if you think my pitch would work. Thanks for stopping by!