Dirty Little Secrets
This captivating trailer is for Dirty Little Secrets, the first in a brand new mystery series from New York Times bestselling author Liliana Hart. Narrator J.J. Graves is not only in the mortuary business, but she’s also the coroner in the small town of Bloody Mary, Virginia (how great is that name!?). We can’t wait to enter her world. Watch for yourself, and then read on as the author takes us behind the scenes.
“J.J. Graves has always held a special place in my heart. She’s the easiest character for me to write. She’s also the most difficult. Mostly because she’s the most like me, which means I really have to examine my own personal feelings and emotions whenever I’m writing her. It’s not something that is always comfortable.
J.J. has a sharp and oftentimes sarcastic sense of humor. In doing my research into the mortuary business as well as with medical examiners, I found this to be pretty common among those who worked with the dead on a regular basis. She popped into my head pretty much fully formed. Like I said, she’s basically me. But when it came to writing the book, I started getting these scenes in my head—the first murder scene, the first meeting with Jack, images of the small town of Bloody Mary, the first autopsy—and they all played out just as if I was watching a movie.
Making Dirty Little Secrets into a short film was a no brainer for me. It’s one of those books, I think, which really translates well onto the screen. I couldn’t have been happier with the final outcome when I finally got to see it. It was an easy process too. Red 14 Films read the book and then contacted me so we could discuss what we really wanted to capture. We talked about casting and who my ideal actors would be, and they did a great job of getting actors who really fit who I had in mind when I was writing. It’s brought an extra layer to the book, and I’d do it again in a heartbeat. ”
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