Here she shares some ideas for casting an adaptation of her new novel, Frozen:
Frozen is the first in a series about Detective Ellie MacIntosh -- followed by Thaw (April 2013), Charred (June), Bleed (Sept.) and Buried (Jan. 2014). Hmm. I think for Ellie I’d pick maybe Joelle Carter (Justified, FX) because she’s able to play a convincingly tough lady and she fits the character, and I’d love to see if she could do a Wisconsin accentLearn more about the book and author at Kate Watterson's website.
. I also think Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs) would be perfect. Savvy and self-reliant.
Male actors… Matt Bohmer (White Collar) for Bryce Grantham pretty much hands down. A good-looking, understated man who finds himself in an untenable position. I think Bohmer could really pull it off.
On the other hand, in Charred, Ellie’s new partner, Jason Santiago, is a pretty in-your-face, profane, but very talented and street smart detective from a big city background. I’m picturing Matt Damon.
Wouldn’t that be fun?