Saturday, September 18, 2010

Nora McFarland's "A Bad Day's Work," the movie

Now showing at My Book, The Movie: A Bad Day's Work by Nora McFarland.

The entry begins:
My main character is named Lilly Hawkins. Despite her physically demanding job as a TV news photographer, called a “shooter” in the industry, she’s actually fairly petite. She uses intelligence and a pit-bull personality to stay ahead of the bigger and stronger male shooters in her hometown of Bakersfield, Calif.

Ellen Page is physically perfect, but more than that, she has the right combination of toughness and vulnerability. She’s also got excellent comic timing. She’s younger than Lilly, but I don’t mind because she so perfectly embodies the character.

Rod Strong, a new reporter at Lilly’s TV station, is very handsome and wears expensive designer clothes. Lilly initially believes he’s shallow and vain, but over the course of the story discovers most of her assumptions about him are wrong.

I’d love to see...[read on]
A Bad Day's Work is a funny, fast-paced mystery similar in tone to Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series. It was a Target Breakout Pick for the month of August.

Learn more about the book and author at Nora McFarland's website.

My Book, The Movie: A Bad Day's Work.

--Marshal Zeringue