From Castillo's casting notes:
I tend to be a visual writer. I see my characters, visualize the situations and events in my head as I write and the story unfolds. (If you’ve read Pray for Silence, I know that’s a scary thought , but I digress…)Learn more about the author and her work at Linda Castillo's website.
I don’t usually “cast” my books with actual actors. Instead, I keep a sort of physical and psychological imprint of them in my mind as I write their stories. A few months ago, my agent mentioned there was some interest from Hollywood. Nothing has come to fruition yet, but at that point I started wondering: If the book were made into a movie or cable series, who would I cast to play the roles of my lead characters?
I spoke with my sister—who is an avid fan and terrific sounding board—and just for fun we discussed casting at length. With the exception of John Tomasetti, we agreed on every character. Here’s what we came up with:
Kate Burkholder: Evangeline Lilly (Kate from Lost)
John Tomasetti:...[read on]
Linda Castillo is the recipient of numerous writing awards, including the Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence, the Holt Medallion and a nomination for the Rita.
The Page 69 Test: Sworn to Silence.
My Book, The Movie: Pray for Silence.