The surest way to lift an author’s spirit (can’t resist) is to receive an e-mail from a Hollywood producer inquiring if the rights are available to the Bailey Ruth Raeburn series. Yes, indeed they are. And Bailey Ruth’s new adventure, GHOST TIMES TWO, is a love story and a mystery that would make a GREAT movie
As is often the case with Hollywood queries, nothing has come of it to date, but I’ve had great fun picking out a superb cast and I want to invite readers to offer their choices.
In GHOST TIMES TWO, Bailey Ruth returns to earth to encourage Jimmy Taylor, an engaging fun madly-in- love ghost to climb the Golden Stairs to Heaven. The object of Jimmy’s affections is Megan Wynn, a young lawyer. She is beginning to recover from his untimely death in a kayak accident in the rapids.
A fellow lawyer Blaine Smith would like for her to join his law firm and be his partner in both law and love. Jimmy is doing his best to thwart the romance. Megan quarrels with a partner in her present firm who blocks her plan to leave.
Megan is found at the scene of his murder, Bailey Ruth and Jimmy go into overdrive to save her from arrest. Jimmy truly loves Megan and will go to any length to save her, even if she ends up in Blaine’s embrace.
Here, in case Hollywood is listening, is my dream cast of characters:
Bailey Ruth - Debra Messing
Jimmy Taylor - Ansel Elgort
Megan Wynn - Kaitlynn Dever
Blaine Smith - John Francis Daley
Doug Graham - Michael Shannon.
There is also a bevy of sharply defined women who work in the law offices of Layton and Graham. Each one has a reason to wish Graham dead.
Now that the new adventure is on sale, movie minded readers are invited to submit their own choices for the cast to my website It will be fun to report the variety of actors and actresses who fit the bill in the eyes of readers. And perhaps a concentration of thought waves wending to Hollywood might stir action. You know, lights, camera, action!
In my dreams . . .