When I first began writing CONFESSIONS OF A SLIGHTLY NEUROTIC HITWOMAN I was afraid no one would ever want to read it. After all, it’s not like bookshelves are overflowing with novels about bumbling, reluctant hitwomen who can talk to animals.
Then my awesome agent, Victoria Marini and my lovely editor, Lucia Macro, of Avon books, decided to champion the book. But I was still afraid no one else would like Maggie’s misadventures and eccentric family members.
I was wrong.
People, lots of people, love Maggie, her murder mentor (and hot cop) Patrick Mulligan, and her snarky, talking lizard, God.
So, I wrote a sequel and then another, and another, and now I’m working on book six in the series.
AND something really amazing happened between book three, THE HITWOMAN GETS LUCKY and book four, THE HITWOMAN AND THE FAMILY JEWELS: a television writer/producer contacted my agent about the possibility of turning my books into a television series.
My first telephone conversation with him had to be one of the most surreal in my life. I sort of felt like Sally Field with her, “You like me. You really like me.” moment, as he talked about adapting my work for the screen.
Needless to say, it’s been a very exciting time as he created and honed the pitch he’s using to try to convince different TV networks to buy the series.
Not to mention the creative jolt I received hearing how another creative person views the characters and world I’ve created.
But what’s been the most fun, is talking to readers of the series about who THEY would like cast in pivotal roles. Everyone has an opinion, ranging from who should play Maggie, to who would be perfect as her semi-psychic friend, Armani, to who should be cast as the three witches (also known as Maggie’s aunts).
We’re still waiting to hear if anyone picks up the series, but I’ve already fantasized about set visits, how to sound clever in interviews, and who I’ll wear to the Emmy’s (If I have to climb a flight of stairs in front of millions of people there’s no way I’m going to attempt it in a ball gown.) I may be getting a bit ahead of myself, but there’s nothing wrong with dreaming big, is there?
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About the Author
Besides being a writer, JB Lynn is a compulsive reader, a runner (of sorts), an enthusiastic cook (who doesn't get the appeal of the Food Network), and someone who has an irresistible urge to eavesdrop at all times.
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