Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Pen & Drink Monthy Report with S.A. McAuley and SJD Peterson on Page to Screen. Includes Giveaway.

Pen & Drink

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Page to Screen

Sam: Confession time. I’ve never read the Harry Potter series, I’ve only seen the movies. Same goes with Lord of the Rings and I adored those movies! But those are the exceptions. I usually read a book before I see it on the screen.

Jo: I usually see the movie first. Because nine out of ten times I’m going to be disappointed with the movie if I read the book first. That totally happened after reading Pet Sematary by Stephen King. The book scared the bejesus out of me, the movie…not so much.

Sam: Book to movie adaptations are tough. It’s two completely different mediums. I think the only adaptation I really adore is Gone With the Wind. I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen that movie AND read the book.

Jo: My turn for a confession… I adore Gone With the Wind. I’ve seen it hundreds of times but have never read the book. *Hangs head in shame*

Sam: WHAT??? I don’t think we can be friends anymore.

Jo: But, Boo!!! What if I told you I was re-reading The Borders War series and I would so totally watch that movie? OMG the moment Merq… Oh wait, I better not give that part away. Come to think of it, I can’t believe you did that to Armise. You’re right, we can’t be friends anymore!

You are much too evil for me.

Sam: I was about to say that flattery would get you beer and breakfast burgers, but noooooppppeeee. Too late! I’d love to see the Borders War on the big screen. Are you kidding me? That is a writer’s dream come true.

Jo: I think you should totally pitch it! And I don’t want no fricken beer after what you did to Armise. I want straight up hard core shots and a gallon of Cookie dough ice cream.

Sam: Done. Just keep those spoilers zipped up for another two weeks

Jo: Okay, bribe me baby ;) Sooooo what were we talking about?

Sam: Books to movies, Jo! Concentrate. *sigh*

Jo: Sorry, you carry on. You distracted me with booze and ice cream.

Sam: Now I want ice cream too. Anyway, I would drain my savings to see Luke Evans play Merq Grayson from my Borders War series. What about you? Are there any of your characters from your books you already have cast?

Jo: Way to put me on the spot. Ummmm….Oh wait!!! Yes. ROPED!!! Charlie Hunnam would totally be Tek and Ryan Hurst as Jamie!

Sam: Perfection! Now you tell us. What actors/actresses would you love to see in movies made from your favorite books? Or is there a book series you specifically don’t want Hollywood to get anywhere near? Comment below to win one backlist ebook from both Jo and me!

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Meet Sam McAuley

Sam sleeps little, reads a lot. Happiest in a foreign country. Twitchy when not mentally in motion. Send her a picture and a song and she's bound to write a story about it. And yes, that's an invitation.

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Meet Jo Peterson

SJD Peterson, better known as Jo, hails from Michigan. Not the best place to live for someone who hates the cold and snow. When not reading or writing, Jo can be found close to the heater checking out NHL stats and watching the Red Wings kick a little butt. Can't cook, misses the clothes hamper nine out of ten tries, but is handy with power tools.

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Giveaway

Each week, on our Wednesday Author Column posts we will gift to one lucky commenter answering the authors question, a Kindle eBook from your TBR list.

Please include your email so we can contact you

::: And the winner is……. Elle……. CONGRATULATIONS! :::

24 comments:

  1. Hi Jo and Sam, it's so nice to see you back each month on Sinfully!

    There is indeed a book series I specifically don’t want Hollywood to get anywhere near: The Original Sinners series by Tiffany Reisz. These books are so beautifully written, I'm sure you'll miss out a lot when not reading the author's words... And the story is at times so graphic and powerful I'm not sure I'll be comfortable seeing the scenes going "live", although I really liked them depicted in prose ;-)

    I'm with Sam: the only good book adaptation into a movie is still Gone With The Wind, I love the book but I might just adore the movie even more!

    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

    foebz (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    1. Hi Elle, CONGRATULATIONS! ~ you are our lucky winner! A email is on its way to you.

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  2. There is one book I'd love to see be made into a movie and that's Memorizing You, by Dan Skinner. It was a beautiful book and I think it would be even better as a big screen movie.

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  3. There is one book I'd love to see be made into a movie and that's Memorizing You, by Dan Skinner. It was a beautiful book and I think it would be even better as a big screen movie.

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  4. I'm not a big fan of movies made from my favourite books. But if we could just have Charlie Hunman in Roped, even for just a 5minute book trailer. OMG I would love that!
    I read Holding the Man 9 years ago and LOVED LOVED it. The movie adaptation moved me to tears in just the same way. So that is the only book to movie I have seen done brilliantly. My imagination is better than the big screen. Although if Jo would make her last Folsom Boys book into a movie so I don;t have to wait anymore...I would definitely watch that!!! I need to know who was in the car outside the club!!!!!! Love you Sam for putting up with Jo.

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  5. i have to say that the books are ALWAYS better than the movies they make about them..do i dont want them to touch any of them
    jmarinich33@aol.com

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  6. I have rarely seen a movie made from a book that did the book justice. While I would love to see Cut & Run as a movie to a certain extent, I think it would turn out badly since Hollywood tends to change things to make it more marketable. I'd rather have the book.
    jczlapin@gmail.com

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  7. I always prefer books to movies. In fact, whenever I go to see the movie from I book I love, I always leave the cinema raving about the ineptitude of film makers and screenwriters.... There is only a couple of exception to this rule, one is the already mentioned Gone with The Wind (I actually struggled to finish that book)and the other Umberto Eco's The Name of The Rose... So, as for the question, I don't think I want to see any of my favourite books/series turned into a movie, nope...
    toimuharta(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Why is the Psycop series not a movie/tv series? It fits in with many popular plots but is so much better. I don't care who plays the main characters, as long as they do it justice. If they are going to change it and use some of the cheap and tacky drama twists then I beg no one ever puts it on TV.
    hojurose@gmail.com

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  9. Thanks for the amusing interview =) I've always liked the books better than the movies unless I haven't read the books, lol. I'll rather not see a book I love adapted into a movie.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

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  10. I don't think I would want any of my favorite books turned into movies because the story generally gets wrecked. The only movies I have found to be as good as the books were E.M. Forster's books done by Merchant & Ivory (e.g. Room with a View, Maurice). If I could be sure the movie would stay true to the book, I would love to see Widdershins (and the rest of the series) by Jordan L Hawk on the big screen.

    jen(dot)f(at)mac(dot)com

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  11. I rarely watch movies so having my favorite books adapted would most likely be a waste. I will admit though that I definitely do love the movie version of GWtW & have watched it many times. legacylandlisa(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. I agree with Jenny B, Psycop would be wonderful if it was done right.
    I'd like to see the Romano & Albright books...such nice romantic comedy. I found the perfect Ceasar (Romano) on a Chase Bank commercial, Gabriel Notarangelo. (I googled the commercial to find out who he was). He's smallish, Italian, pretty eyes...I haven't picked an actor for Dan (Albright) yet. :-)

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  13. I agree with Jenny B, Psycop would be wonderful if it was done right.
    I'd like to see the Romano & Albright books...such nice romantic comedy. I found the perfect Ceasar (Romano) on a Chase Bank commercial, Gabriel Notarangelo. (I googled the commercial to find out who he was). He's smallish, Italian, pretty eyes...I haven't picked an actor for Dan (Albright) yet. :-)

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  14. I'm one of the ones who hate to see their favourite stories torn to shreds by being made into a movie....so just leave me with my books!

    leetee2007(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. I would love to see Psycop or one of THIRDS. I do not follow movies that much so I am not sure who would fit.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  16. I don't want "Hollywood" anywhere near any books I have enjoyed. A good way to ruin a great story.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  17. Eden Winters' DIVERSION series would make for amazing movies, but I'd be very worried about who would play Lucky! Hollywood would probably either try to cast someone too pretty, or write his smartalecky dialogue with too heavy a touch...

    --Trix, vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

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  18. At this point, Unless hand picked by fans, I don't think there is any book Hollywood can make perfect or to peoples satisfaction. Move after movie I've been utterly disappointed with how they've butchered the casting and/or the plot of the book/movie itself. So.. I'd rather Hollywood not touch my favorite books anymore. MM and mainstream both.

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    1. ;P whoops... here is my email
      arella3173_loveless@yahoo(dot)com

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