Today we resume The Next Big Thing, in which I answer questions about my current work in progress. Since I skipped last week, I'll answer two questions today.
Question #4: Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I hesitate to answer this question. Y'see, when I read, I like to form my own picture of a person and I don't like it when I read something after the movie's been released, because then I can only picture those actors. So I don't want to put pre-pictures in your heads and would rather have you form your own, okay?
Although...well, there is one character for whom I pictured a certain actor, so I suppose it wouldn't hurt to give you a peek at him. This is Maggie's ex-husband, Carl Brock:
Richard Burgi. Recognize him? He's been on a bunch of TV shows, including Burn Notice, Chuck, Desperate Housewives, One Tree Hill, Castle, CSI: Miami, Harper's Island, NCIS, plus a bunch of shows I've never heard of before. You might say he's a prolific guest-appearer ...and I smile every time he shows up.
The reason he's perfect for Carl is because he carries a certain self-assurance, which can often crossover into arrogance, yet he's also got a big likeability factor, and deep down, I'm just sure he has a good heart. How could anyone with such mesmerizing eyes and such a strong jawline have anything but?
I answered question #5 a couple weeks ago, so now we skip to:
Question #6: Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I am very thankful to be represented by Omnific Publishing. Omnific is a small publishing house that was founded in 2009 with a motto of "Romance Without Rules." They are the publishing company that gave Three Daves a shot back in 2010, and I was very happy with the experience, so they were my first choice as publisher for Divine Temptation, and I was thrilled when they offered me a contract.