One door closes, and a hallways of doors open! In December, my publisher announced that Whale Song will be going out of print as they want to focus on nonfiction books.
Then this month I was contacted by a film producer in the US who had read Whale Song and "was blown away" by it. It's a slow progression, but I feel that this might just be it. My dream for Whale Song the movie might just be on its way.
When I imagine Whale Song as a major motion picture, I smell hot buttered popcorn. Really. If I close my eyes and picture a scene from my novel being played out on a big screen, I can almost TASTE the popcorn.
I've even gone so far in my little fantasy to imagine the conversations that people have as they leave the theatre...
"Oh my God, that was so good."
"I know! I can't believe what happened at the end."
"That movie made me cry so hard." Sniff. "But I loved it!"
"That's one of the best movies I've ever seen."
"Have you read the book? It's even better!"
"I have to bring the kids to see it."
"That was the perfect family film."
"I'm getting a group of my girlfriends together and we're coming back to see it."
"What a powerful message."
"I just loved the scene where Sarah is underwater and comes face to face with the killer whale."
"And didn't you just LOVE Nana?"
"That movie is going to walk away with a ton of awards!"
Yes, I can hear them all chattering away, as I sit in the back row and shamelessly eavesdrop.
I can't wait until that day comes.
Would you go see Whale Song - the movie?
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~Cheryl Kaye Tardif,
bestselling author of Whale Song