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November's Final Notice Casting Call Contest

Welcome to the November edition of the FINAL BLOG and another chance to win a $25 Amazon voucher in the Final Notice Casting Call Contest!

Congratulations to Deb Wol****g, the winner of October's contest, for choosing the most popular choice to play Vik Vasin. This contest had the most participation, and it was a close call! The winning actor was Ryan Gosling, with 28 votes, followed closely by Chris Hemsworth (27). Zac Efron (21), Chris Evans (20), and Andrew Garfield (20) were in the running with 20.

For those of you reading this blog for the first time, Final Notice and Final Act are being adapted into a four-part limited series screenplay, I thought it would be fun to get readers to suggest actors who could play the various roles. And to make it more interesting, a lucky winner will be drawn each month from those who suggested the winning actor. All you need to do is tell me which actor you think would be best for each month's featured role, and you will be entered with a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift voucher.

This month, we have the opportunity to interview Demi Magray, Zoe Brouet's Secret Service partner, in more ways than one. Demi and Zoe shared a secret that jeopardized their jobs and made their life journeys more difficult than most. Our November contest will be to choose the actor (actress) to play Demi.

(Van) "Hi, Demi, and thanks for seeing me."

(Demi) "I'm still trying to get over the double-entendre name and having me get shot. ."

(Van) "Yeah, but I introduced you to Zoe. Don't I get points for that?"

(Demi) "Big points., But for now, I'm calling you Major Ducon. Look it up!"

(Van) "Uhh. Okay, but I wanted to ask about your kids. Zoe told me that you two had adopted two children. What are their names?."

(Demi) "Do you have some kind of name fetish? What would you have named them? Jack and Jill?"

(Van) "No! Bro and Sis, maybe."

(Demi) "Ha, ha. Wouldn't surprise me. They are Brooke and River Brouet-Magray."

(Van) "I love those names!"

(Demi) "That actually worries me."

(Van) "I'll take that as a compliment, but all joking aside, I wanted to ask you a serious question. Our readers of "Final Act" know Zoe's "coming of age" story. But what about you? When did you know you were gay?

(Demi) "That's a funny story, actually. I was thirteen years old, fighting with my best friend. I can't remember what we were fighting about, but we were on the ground, rolling in the dirt, punching and pulling each other's hair, and we finally exhausted ourselves. As we lay there, side by side, she took my hand, and it gave me a tingling sensation all over. She leaned over and kissed me on the mouth, and I knew."

(Van) "That's beautiful! Did life become harder for you after that?"

(Demi) "Not until I joined the Service. I never had any long-term relationships until I met Zoe, so my social media didn't give me away. Some might have thought that my dress sense was a little masculine, but we lived in a casual area and time when both sexes were wearing similar outfits."

(Van) "How'd your parents react?"

(Demi) "They were very cool with it. I actually think they were relieved that I wouldn't get pregnant. "

(Van) "Ha! I hadn't thought about that parental benefit. Anything you'd like to say to our readers?"

(Demi) "Yes. Now that I have children, my concern about the future has increased by another 80-90 years, and as I think about that and look at the world's denial about the fragility of our environment, it scares me. Your last book, "Final Chance," is a wake-up call that our future is uncertain. I loved that book even more than "Final Act."

Thanks, Demi and everyone, for joining us, and good luck to all of you in November's Cast Call Contest to find the perfect actor for Demi's role!

The rules are simple. The actor/actress who you would like to see play Demi should preferably be alive, and their budget demands are of no consequence! Just click on the blue box below. I've included some suggestions, but feel free to use your imagination.

The deadline for receipt of your entry is November 30th. Got it? You can always e-mail me at if you have questions.

Until next month, Van

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