Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Carol Snow's "What Came First"

Carol Snow is the American author of two teen novels and five books that are classified as “women’s fiction” (though men secure enough to tote around candy-colored books have been known to enjoy them, as well). Her latest, What Came First, is an Amazon UK Editors’ Pick and was described by Westways magazine as “funny, insightful, and heartbreaking.”

Here Snow shares some ideas for casting an adaptation of What Came First:
The premise:

A single mom, longing to give her son a sibling, sets out to find the sperm donor she used nine years earlier, only to turn the lives of two other women upside down.

The cast:

Laura (an attractive, self-contained, slightly chilly lawyer and single mom): Téa Leoni

Ian (Laura’s eight-year-old son): Any random blonde kid from the Disney Channel stable; twins preferred

Vanessa (twenty-nine-year-old dental receptionist, eager to start a family with her commitment-phobic boyfriend): America Ferrera looking like she really does, not like Ugly Betty

Eric (Vanessa’s boyfriend; thirty-two-year-old slacker and failed musician): Eric Hutchinson, a successful musician whom I pictured while writing the book

Wendy (fortyish, frazzled, frumpy, overweight mother of wild five-year-old twins; conceived via same sperm donor as Laura): We’d have to go with an unknown actress; no one fitting that description has ever found any screen success!
Learn more about the book and author at Carol Snow's website.

My Book, The Movie: Just Like Me, Only Better.

--Marshal Zeringue