Bonus Episode: Writing Joy's Story for Television, with Producer and Screenwriter Todd Komarnicki and more.
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Bonus Episode: Writing Joy's Story for Television, with Producer and Screenwriter Todd Komarnicki.
Hello, my Friends,
I am writing to you from above the clouds on the way home from the U. K.
Two years ago I traveled to London and Oxford for research. Each place I visited on that trip, I tried to see the world from Joy’s eyes and heart. This time I saw it all through my own eyes and heart. How astonishing it all is.
I revisited a few of what I call “The Places of Joy.” It was a quick trip to celebrate the novel’s shortlist in the Goldsboro Historical Fiction Category. My intrepid publishing house cohort Bengono from Harper Collins and I visited Oxford and managed to finagle a climb to the top of Magdalen Tower. I have for so long wanted to do such a thing, and let me tell you – it sounds more romantic than it is. But worth it even in the high winds, sideways rain, and cold. (loads of photos on my Instagram).
Yes, I was a bit worried about the virus, and my hands are raw from the washing and disinfectant gel, but how wonderful it all was to celebrate the love of books, of England, and of Joy and Jack. This, my friends, is love in the time of coronavirus. 💓
Now to the great news: JUST when we thought we were done with the fascinating Behind the Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis podcast, we have an extra episode where I talk with the producer, screenwriter, and author, Todd Komarnicki about film adaptation.
Adaptation is such an interesting subject and Todd is fascinating! I’ve learned so much from him this last year and even more in this interview. He was the producer for ELF and the screenwriter for SULLY and so many more movies. More importantly, he is developing Mrs. Lewis!
Give it a listen! And don’t forget the paperback with all the extras is out in three weeks!
All Love, always —Patti
PS. Reminder, if you have not already signed up for the BML LOVE contest.
Enter for a chance to WIN a signed paperback copy of the new expanded edition of Becoming Mrs. Lewis with bonus materials. Contest ends March 23rd. Enter Here
About the Author & Podcast Host
Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of fifteen novels, including the (Historical Fiction), BECOMING MRS. LEWIS—The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis (writing as Patti Callahan).In addition, she is the recipient of The Christy Award—A 2019 Winner "Book of the Year”; The Harper Lee Distinguished Writer of the Year for 2020 and the Alabama Library Association Book of the Year for 2019.
The author is also the host of the popular seven-part original "Behind the Scenes of Becoming Mrs. Lewis Podcast Series" launched, October 2019. The podcast audiobook collection including bonus material was released on January 7, 2020, and available now. The new expanded BECOMING MRS. LEWIS paperback edition will launch on March 24, 2020, and available for pre-order now. In March of 2021, a new historical fiction novel based on the true story of the Steamship Pulaski wreck will be released. THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER (writing as Patti Callahan Henry—Southern Contemporary Fiction) was launched on June 4, 2019, and THE PERFECT LOVE SONG—A Christmas Holiday novella released October 8, 2019, and available now. A full-time author and mother of three children, she now resides in both Mountain Brook, Alabama and Bluffton, South Carolina with her husband. Read More
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