Thursday, February 18, 2016

Suzanne Redfearn's "No Ordinary Life"

Born and raised on the east coast, Suzanne Redfearn moved to California when she was fifteen. She currently lives in Laguna Beach with her husband, their two kids, a Cockapoo named Cooper, and a cat named Motley. They own a restaurant in town called Lumberyard. Prior to becoming an author, Redfearn was an architect specializing in residential and commercial design. When not writing, she enjoys doing anything and everything with her family—skiing, golf, tennis, surfing, playing board games, and watching reality TV. Redfearn is an avid baseball fan. Her team is the Angels. She can also be found in the bleachers watching her kids’ sports or prowling the streets with her husband checking out the culinary scene of Orange County.

Here Redfearn dreamcasts an adaptation of her new novel, No Ordinary Life:
There is a lot of hypocrisy in me contemplating this question. My novel is about the dangers of child stardom, and if my book was made into a film, it would require casting half a dozen young actors to play the parts of the characters in the book. The age of the kids would be paramount, so who is cast would depend on when the movie was made and what child stars were available. As far as the adults go, I always start with a photo pulled off the web of who I think the characters are. For Faye, I started with a photo of Reese Witherspoon when she was in her twenties. Faye needs to be young, naive, pretty though not stunning, and with a sense of humor, maybe Julianne Hough. Faye’s husband, Sean, is a rebel and a jerk, but good looking and charming. He started out as Tyson from Survivor. I’m thinking maybe Chris Hemsworth if you tat him up a bit and make him scruffy. Griff, Faye’s love interest, one of my favorite characters, is big and loveable. He was originally Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, and if Tom would like to take a break from football, I’m fine with him playing the part (I’m sure Julianne Hough would be fine with it as well).
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Coffee with a Canine: Suzanne Redfearn and Cooper.

The Page 69 Test: No Ordinary Life.

Writers Read: Suzanne Redfearn.

--Marshal Zeringue