Remember when Murder, She Wrote was on television every week? Then a book series started based on the show. Today some of our favorite cozy mysteries are being adapted into movies thanks to channels like Hallmark Mysteries and Movies. The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries by Charlaine Harris, The Garage Sale Mysteries by Suzi Weinert, The Murder, She Baked Mysteries by JoAnne Fluke, and most recently The Flower Shop Mysteries by Kate Collins. I also heard a rumor another cozy favorite will be coming to us in movie form soon. All at a time when publishers are cutting back on cozy mysteries.
Sometimes it is hard to remember the movies are just based on the books. Some closer than others. Sometimes the movies bring new readers to the series and are totally confused because the characters just don’t match up. Sometimes cozy fans watch the movies and feel the direction in the movie is so far from the books we have to learn to just separate the two.
At the beginning of the year a group of cozy authors took a survey from me, and some of the questions included physically describing their main characters and if they could choose any actress to play them who would it be.
Duffy Brown choose actress Hilarie Burton, to play Reagan Summerside, for her Consignment Shop Mysteries. I remember her from several television shows but hadn’t thought of her in this role until I read Duffy’s response.
YOU get to be the Casting Director!
I thought we would have a little fun today. Pick 1 of your favorite cozy series, new or old and you are the casting director. You can cast the Main Character and as many of the supporting roles as you wish! Paige Shelton is one of the authors that has no idea who she would cast for her books.
For her Dangerous Type Mysteries – she describes Clare Henry as 5′ 7″, slim build, and blonde. She is almost thirty, works with her grandfather in The Rescued Word. Repairs typewriters and old books, and sells stationery. Kind of nerdy, but sweet. Grew up in Star City, skiing the slopes and hanging out in the shop.
This is her newest series so maybe we can give her some ideas!
But if you are like me, you have a picture of your favorite characters in my mind.
Just leave your CASTING IDEAS in a comment below!
Be sure to tell us the series and the author.
Then tell us the character/s and who you would love to play the part/s.
Then just FILL OUT THIS FORM so I can notify you if you win.
I will choose 1 random winner to receive a copy of a book of their choice from Amazon. Paperback not to exceed $7.99 plus shipping. E- Books up to $ 9.99.
Contest will end September 13, 2016 at 11:59 P.M.
Winner Will Be Chosen By Random.org
Winner Will Be Notified By Email
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