Sunday, September 15, 2013

Yona Zeldis McDonough's "Two of a Kind"

Yona Zeldis McDonough is the author of the novels A Wedding in Great Neck, Breaking the Bank, In Dahlia's Wake, and The Four Temperaments, as well as numerous books for children.

Here she dreamcasts an adaptation of her new novel, Two of a Kind:
Oh, what fun it is for writers to visualize actors bringing their characters to life; I do it all the time and know other writers do too. For the leads in Two of a Kind, I’d love to have seen either of the Hepburns—Katharine or Audrey—play Christina Connelly because both have the slender grace and poise that the character possesses. Jumping to the present, I’d go for Alicia Silverstone—she has the right delicate, refined features. For Andy Stern, I’d like to see Chris Meloni from Law and Order SVU because he has that scrappy nature and slightly rough edge that I think is essential to the character. Andy’s 80+ mother makes an appearance in the book and for her, I’d love to see Ruth Gordon or Ellen Burstyn--both sassy, gutsy ladies. Since there are also two teenagers who have major roles in this book, I am seeing Jeremy White (Shameless) for Oliver; love that kid! For Jordan, I imagine the lovely and ethereal Dakota Fanning.
Learn more about the author and her work at Yona Zeldis McDonough's website.

Read--Coffee with a Canine: Yona Zeldis McDonough & Queenie, Willa and Holden.

The Page 69 Test: A Wedding in Great Neck.

Writers Read: Yona Zeldis McDonough.

My Book, The Movie: A Wedding in Great Neck.

--Marshal Zeringue