It’s always been a dream of mine to see one of my books become a movie. The idea that the words from the pages of one of my books would come to life on a screen with real people playing out the story is such an exciting feeling.
One review from my first novel, Holding On to Someday, sparked the idea.
“Like a breath of fresh air, this romance reminds me of a Debbie Macomber/Karen Kingsbury/Hallmark movie all rolled into one.”
First of all, Debbie Macomber and Karen Kingsbury are two of my favorite authors. I’ve read many of their books. So to have my book referenced with their names was such an honor. When the blogger contacted me to share her review, she said she could see this as a Hallmark movie. I even submitted my manuscript to Hallmark back in 2018.
If I could create the perfect setting, where would it be? Who would play the characters?
Part of my first novel is set in a fictional place, which is actually based on a real town and where I live now. When I wrote this story, I could envision the characters walking across the street in the one-stoplight town. I could see them watching the sunset as I described it in the book (see the picture I took from their viewpoint). I could hear the crowd’s cheers at the stadium because I’d sat in those exact seats where Clara watched her beau play a football game.
One thing that helps me write a book is putting myself in the place I’ve created–whether real or fictional. I see the town, the colors on the walls, the furniture in the rooms, the cars they drive, the friendships they make, and so much more. That’s why it would be so fun for one of my books to come to life for others to see too. The reality of this happening isn’t likely, so I did the next best thing and created a Pinterest board for each book. It’s a glimpse into how I see the story in my mind.
Have you read any books turned into movies? Debbie Macomber’s A Mrs. Miracle Christmas and Karen Kingsbury’s The Bridge are two of my favorites.
For a chance to win an ebook of Holding On to Someday (the book that started all my dreaming), comment and let me know if you have a favorite book turned into a movie. The giveaway will close on Thursday, April 13.
Clara had it all planned out… graduate from college, get married, find her dream job and start a family of her own. When she met Drew during her senior year of college, she was certain he was the Prince Charming she had been waiting for, the one to complete her fairytale life. Turns out life had different plans.
Now a single, middle-aged workaholic, Clara has poured herself into building her career, and those dreams of finding love have taken a backseat to her success. She’s been holding out for someday, but when that day finally comes… will she follow her heart or will fate step in yet again?