Friday, March 09, 2012

Catherine McKenzie's "Spin," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: Spin by Catherine McKenzie.

The entry begins:
Spin has recently been optioned for film so this question comes up a lot. The funny thing is – and maybe this is antithetical to your question – I have a hard time imagining who should play the roles in the book. I don’t write that way – I am not a visual reader or writer. In fact, my books often come out in first draft as mostly dialogue and I then have to go back and fill in the descriptive parts. What I’ve also noticed is that whenever someone says – oh, so-and-so would be perfect for the part of Katie (the main character) etc. my usual reaction is “No, not her!” even if it’s an actress I like. Which I guess means that I have a definite idea of what Katie...[read on]
Learn more about the book and author at Catherine McKenzie's website.

McKenzie was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. A graduate of McGill University and McGill Law School, McKenzie practices law in Montreal. Her novels Spin and Arranged are International Bestsellers. They, along with her third novel, Forgotten, will all be published in the US by William Morrow in 2012.

The Page 69 Test: Spin.

Writers Read: Catherine McKenzie.

My Book, The Movie: Spin.

--Marshal Zeringue