Sunday, October 20, 2013

Gina Linko's "Indigo"

Gina Linko has a graduate degree in creative writing from DePaul University and lives outside Chicago with her husband and three children. Linko teaches college English part-time, but her real passion is sitting down at a blank computer screen and asking herself the question, "What if...?"

Here Linko dreamcasts an adaptation of her new novel, Indigo:
It is so difficult for me to picture my book as a movie. I know that usually is not the case for authors, but for some reason, I don't think that way. I create the main characters in my head and so they kind of seem like real people to me. So for me to place that entire personality and history onto an actor, well, I don't know. I take my characters way too seriously, as you can see. Anyway, here goes.

The main character in Indigo is Corrine Harlowe. She is broken in a very big way at the beginning of this book, but she has a quiet strength. Dark haired, serious, and formidable. I think I could see Hailee Steinfeld as Corrine. She has that steely kind of resolve to her. She could take on Corrine's curse/power and do what she has to do.

Rennick Lane is Corrine's love interest in Indigo, and he is not your typical hero. He's kind of your nerdy/artist-type trapped in the body of a rock star. But he doesn't even know it. Plus, his hair. Swoon. So. These are some big shoes to fill. Black converse to be specific. Anyway. I think Logan Lerman could do justice to the part.
Learn more about the book and author at Gina Linko's website, Facebook page, and Twitter perch.

--Marshal Zeringue