I’m all about the visual. I make Dream Boards (a fancy name for a collage) about my fictional worlds, including who would play my characters in the TV or movie versions of my stories. This is not so farfetched as it may sound. Several people in Jennifer Lopez’s production company read Hasta la Vista, Lola! (the fact that a few people read it is apparently a big deal). They passed, unfortunately, but people who know J.Lo know about Lola Cruz! I think that’s pretty damn cool.
Drop Dead Lola (my working title), a Lola Cruz Mystery novella, and Bare-Naked Lola, the 3rd Lola Cruz Mystery, are both set to come out (March for the novella and April for book 3) and I’ve finally figured out who would play Jack Callaghan on film.
I first saw him, very recently, in Damages which my hubby and I streamed on the Wii through Netflix. Then we watched the first couple of episodes of Justified.
It didn’t take me long to realize that he is Jack. He’s got the rugged good looks that make him so appealing as a bad boy, but he’s got a inherent amiability about him that makes him accessible. He’s intriguing and sexy, but I can see him settling down and being true to Lola.
Why? Because he’s wanted Lola since he was a teenager…pretty much as long as she’s wanted him (a realization she had after she started surveilling him and snapped some good shots of him, post-coital, doing the horizontal salsa with Greta Pritchard in the backseat of a car). He’s come back to her and sticks by her side. He took a bullet for her in Living the Vida Lola. He danced with her at Club Ambrosia, Lola’s favorite salsa club. He held her hand at that tattoo shop (you have to read Living the Vida Lola to find out what happened there…suffice it to say that it’s one of my favorite scenes in book 1). And he helped take down the bad guy in Hasta la Vista, Lola!.
Timothy is the perfect Jack Callghan. He’s going up on my Dream Board and will fill me with constant inspiration as I write his scenes with Lola.
It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it.
Look for Drop Dead Lola in March, and Bare-Naked Lola in April!
And for information on the first two books in the series, check out below: