Thursday, March 19, 2009

C.J. Darlington Interview Part 3

Tell me how you felt when they brought the cover out for you to see?

I was overjoyed! In one glance I knew the designer really got the story. It’s better than I could’ve dreamed.

When will Thicker than Blood be coming out?

I don’t have an official release date yet, but it should release late 2009 or early 2010. I’ll keep you posted!

Who is your favorite character in your story and why?

Oh, my. What a tough question. I think I would have to say Christy Williams, the main character, just because I spent so much time with her during the writing. But there’s a secondary character named Beth, the local veterinarian, who I really like. She adds some of the lighter moments to the book. I wish she was my friend! Hey . . . I guess in a way she is . . .

If your book were made into a movie, who would you have in it and make it?

Another tough question! I’ve thought long and hard on this one. As far as movie companies, I would pick either Worldwide Pictures (the movie arm of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association) because I think they would really get what I was trying to say with the book. Or Jenkins Entertainment run by Dallas & Jerry Jenkins. They are making films that are gritty in their portrayal of reality yet don’t stray from sharing hope and truth. Exactly what I’m trying to do with my books.

Actors is another ball of wax that deserves more thinking time . . . okay. Tracey Gold, who’s been in a lot of tv movies would make a great Christy, I think. May could be played by an unknown, up and coming actress because I can’t think of anyone else who fits!

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Read Part 1


WordVixen said...

Loving the interview series, but especially love that shot! It's a very unique pic. :-)

Rel said...

Nice :)

C.J. Darlington said...

Thanks so much, Tracy, for doing this! And don't worry WordVixen and Rel... I'll still answer all your questions! I'll just have to make up . . . er, TELL different stories! Ha ha.