Here she dreamcasts an adaptation of Recipes for Love and Murder: A Tannie Maria Mystery, her first novel:
My main character, Tannie Maria, requires a cute, mature actress (over fifty) with a sense of humour, and her feet firmly on the ground.Visit Sally Andrew's website.
Acclaimed South African actress, Sandra Prinsloo, did a phenomenal job narrating the audio version of Recipes for Love and Murder. I reckon she could play all the parts in the movie, not just the part of Tannie Maria!
If she's not available, then perhaps the incredible Meryl Streep might take the part? Both she and Sandra have remarkable skills and versatility. (They do not play type-cast roles.)
Although neither of these woman are as short and plump as the role of Tannie Maria requires, they are such good actresses they would lead us to believe they were.