Monday, March 4, 2013

Kim Boykin's "The Wisdom of Hair"

Kim Boykin was born in Augusta, Georgia, but raised in South Carolina in a home with two girly sisters and great parents. Today, she's an empty nester of two kids with a husband, three dogs, and 126 rose bushes. She write stories about strong southern women because that’s what she knows.

Here Boykin dreamcats an adaptation of her new novel, The Wisdom of Hair:
Everybody dreams of having their book made into a movie, operative word made because most books that are bought never make it to the silver screen. Emma Stone would make a great Zora, she’s young and beautiful and is the best at playing smart but vulnerable. The yummy dark brooding Winston Sawyer would be played by Bradley Cooper only he’d have to grow his hair out.

Zora’s BFF Sara Jane Farquhar is a hard role to cast, which is kind of sad. Even my editor didn’t buy that a woman like Sara Jan could be drop dead gorgeous but 80 or 90 pounds overweight. My editor is a size two and suggested twenty or thirty pounds overweight was enough. But Sara Jane Farquhar is a big woman with a big personality, I told Leis to think of her as a amazingly beautiful Melissa McCarthy. So Sara Jane ended up 50-60 pounds overweight and is still a big personality.

Mrs. Cathcart, the dean of the Davenport School of Beauty would be played by Meryl Streep because she gets all the really good roles for women of a certain age. Zora’s mother would be played by Charlize Theron, Mama’s a little twisted and Charlize has an Oscar to prove she plays twisted well.
Learn more about the book and author at Kim Boykin's website.

The Page 69 Test: The Wisdom of Hair.

--Marshal Zeringue