Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Sheryl Scarborough's "To Catch a Killer"

Sheryl Scarborough is an award-winning writer for children’s television. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts, lives in Washington state, and has always had an obsession with forensics. When she was twelve, her home was the target of a Peeping Tom. Scarborough diligently photographed his footprints and collected the candy wrappers he left behind. Unfortunately, he was never caught. But the desire to use evidence to solve a great mystery was sparked inside Scarborough all the same.

Here Scarborough dreamcasts an adaptation of To Catch a Killer, her debut novel:
I set out to see if I could cast my book from the characters of Gossip Girl. I tried this because, strange as it may seem, I have found parallels between Gossip Girl and my actual life, despite that fact that I’m not a rich, celebutante and I don’t live in New York city. So, here goes nothing.

Erin: (main character) She’s an iceberg, what’s really going on is all below the surface. She would be Blair, played by Leighton Meester.

Spam: She’s sassy, smart and completely irreverent. While Selena Gomez really would be the perfect Spam, in a GG world she would be Taylor Momsen’s Jenny Humphrey.

Lysa: She’s the smooth talker and most politically correct of the group. She’s African-American so Zendaya would be an excellent choice to play her. But in GG parlance Lysa would likely be the early Serena van der Woodsen, played by Blake Lively.

Journey: He’s hunky and mysterious. A wounded soul. He’s kind of new, but Dylan McTee, who plays Nate Griffin on Sweet Vicious would look the part. And since two Nates would be double great, Chace Crawford would be my GG choice for Journey. (It’s the strong jaw and soulful eyes.)
Visit Sheryl Scarborough's website.

--Marshal Zeringue