I’m something of an odd duck sometimes. I like to “cast” actors for the characters of my novel, as if I were looking to put them in a movie. I find it helps me better visualize the scene and create the world my characters live in. It helps me see them with better clarity than just leaving them as somewhat amorphous figures in my imagination.
So, without further ado, here is the cast of my current novel, The Journey of Excalibur – Book One: A Blacksmith’s Devotion.
Jared Padalecki as Jonas
Jonas is the main character of our story. He's a dynamic character that goes through a number of struggles throughout the book. Naturally, he has to have an actor that's equal to the task. At first, I considered mainstream actors like Chris Hemsworth or even Leonardo DiCaprio, but they didn't really have the feel I was looking for. Fellow writer, Suzanna Reeves, suggested Jared Padalecki and almost instantly I could see him in the role, so it stuck.