Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Meg Donohue's "How to Eat a Cupcake"

Meg Donohue has an MFA from Columbia University and a BA from Dartmouth College. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she now lives in San Francisco with her husband, daughters, dog, and a weakness for salted caramel cupcakes.

Here she dreamcasts an adaptation of How to Eat a Cupcake, her first novel:
It would be so fun to see How to Eat a Cupcake on the big--or little!--screen. I think America Ferrera would be a great Annie Quintana—she’s Latina, is winsomely feisty, and can be very funny. I think January Jones does a fantastic job playing an ice princess on Mad Men and she is a classic, Grace Kelly beauty like Julia St. Clair. I also think America Ferrara and January Jones seem like such an odd pairing that they could have really interesting chemistry, just as Annie and Julia do. The strangeness of seeing them share the screen could make for an exciting film. I’d be first in line!

I shared a slew of other casting ideas on How to Eat a Cupcake's Pinterest board.
Learn more about the book and author at Meg Donohue's website and blog.

The Page 69 Test: How to Eat a Cupcake.

Writers Read: Meg Donohue.

--Marshal Zeringue