Once I wrap my head around a storyline, actors with clear-cut personalities make their way into my head. I see characters, as I think an actor would portray them, in my story, as though a movie is playing. For my book A Smoky Mountain Christmas, Sandra Bullock represented the main character, Tina. I envisioned Sandra as Tina in every scene I wrote. Sandra Bullock, most of the time, plays spirited, and infectious characters, so does Tina capture the same traits in A Smoky Mountain Christmas.
I’m excited my book, Perfect Match, is in our upcoming Boxed Set, Love Blooms on Main Street, release date April 30, 2015.
Perfect Match: The flower Forget-Me-Not symbolize true love and remembrance. Cali finds love again with Trace. In the midst of mistrust and a triangle with Trace’s deceased wife, Cali refuses to play second-fiddle to a ghost. Can they earn a second chance at love?
These are the actors that played in my mind while writing Perfect Match.
Cali Weston, heroine: Meg Ryan
Trace Robbins, hero: Greg Kinnear
Dylan Robbins, young boy: Connor Corum
Burt Hall, Cali’s old friend: Robert Duvall
Faye Ragland, meddlesome sister to Helen: Shirley MacLaine
Helen Ragland, meddlesome sister to Faye: Betty White
Tim Stone, the lawyer: Tom Skerritt
Sarah, the housekeeper: Olympia Dukakis
Sheriff Lang: Jeff Bridges
Stephen Moran-art dealer & villain: Matthew McConaughey
I enjoyed writing this book while the characters dealt with forgiveness and the loss of a loved one. All of us deal with these issues our own way. This is Cali and Trace’s journey toward progression in their particular difficulties.
Do you envision actors as your characters while you read or write?
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