Here are the rest of the suggestions for my characters in my book. I hope you’ll make some comments and maybe even be interested enough to read more about them in my books.
Q = Phil Pearce. Phil is the only character I’ve created with a specific face in mind, that of J.D. Qualls. Robin Rivera Also suggested Gerard Depardieu, another good choice.
R = Ruthie Hersh, the elderly fireplug who guards the police station from the front desk and knows everybody’s business. She has fading red hair in a bun in the first book. There were no suggestions here, so I picked Debbie Reynolds and Betty White.
S = Sam Brewster, Chief of the Pequod Police Department. I still don’t have a perfect vision of him and there were no takers for him either. He is a combination of my brother and Chief Chris Blue of the Chapel Hill Police Department. With regard to actors, I see him as possibly looking a bit like Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Chief Chris Blue
T = Tanya Davis, a minor character in the first book who reappears briefly in the third. She is an African American undergraduate who looks like she could be an athlete but in fact is a physics nerd. Jemima Pett suggested the British long jumper Jade Johnson. My pick is China Anne McClain, a young American actress.
U = Senior FBI Agent Bongiovanni. Geoff came up with a young John Cleese or Kevin Kline. Bongiovanni is described on the basis of a high school classmate of mine, but I see him played by none other than Jeff Goldbloom.
V = FBI Agent Michael Bowers. No one had any suggestions, and I want someone who could be clutsy, arrogant, socially inept, but also sweet. Jeremy Renner came to mind.
W = Will Brewster, the cad of a husband. Jemima suggested a young Chris Noth could be slimy enough. I definitely see David Hyde Pierce.
X = Bitsy Wellington, one of the villains in the first book and a huge part of the third. I didn’t have a good vision of Bitsy when I started writing her, but then I saw the Grave Digger episodes on Bones, and knew I had found the perfect person – someone capable of playing a small woman, aggressive and downright nasty: Deirdre Lovejoy. She is currently playing a badass senior administrator with a Southern accent on Black List.