I wasn't going to blog this week because I'm so behind on updating my website with my new releases, but when I saw this week's questions I just had to do it. Thanks Joanne Guidoccio for these.
1. Scenario: A Hollywood producer is interested in your book. Can you come up with an enticing log line? (Plot summary of 25 words or less?)
First of all, if a producer was interested in one of my books I'd need medical assistance to stop the palpitations. But once I could breathe again, here's what I'd say: An International rock superstar lands in rural Newfoundland where a reluctant virgin and a 97-year-old fan help him come to grips with his true self.
2. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in the movie version?
Interesting. Asher Corbin is a character who is in all of my novels to date. In the first book, his personality was more akin to Russell Brand. But over the series he's evolved. By the time we see him in 21st Century Rake he's a much better version of himself. In the novel, he's mistaken at one point for Ian Somerhalder. However, I think I'd prefer a Brit to play him. Perhaps we could have Ian, Kit Harington (Jon Snow from The Game of Thrones) and Jim Sturgess (loved him in Across the Universe) battle it out. And because everyone loves eye candy, let's look at all three!
Oh. Yea. Other characters. Grace. I think Olivia Wilde could do a good job on Grace. She could carry off the smart, wise-cracking side with a hint of plain Jane and also be believable as the object of Asher's desire, especially when she dresses up. Here's a couple of examples of how I see Grace's two-sides.
3. Does the storyline of your novel compare with any films out there?
It would be a stretch. I suppose it's a bit of a Notting Hill vibe, with the celebrity and the normal, kind of bumbling commoner. But Hugh Grant recognized Julia Roberts' character from the get go. It takes Grace a while to figure out who Asher is. But at this point, Notthing Hill is the only movie that pops to mind.
Thanks for some great questions this week. I had fun looking at cute boys. :) Now pop on over to Kim Handyside's blog and see the hotties she has posted. SPOILER! Michael Fassbender! Yum. Also, thanks for the promo for my book Kim. You're awesome!