Tuesday, April 23, 2013

TV Option Announcement: IMPOSTOR by Susanne Winnacker

I’m really excited that Gabrielle agreed to host my big news announcement!

‘What big news?’ you might ask.


My YA supernatural thriller IMPOSTOR has been optioned for television by Warner Brothers

That means you might get to see it on CW or other similar networks in the future!

Can Tessa pose as Madison . . . and stop a killer before it’s too late? 

Tessa is a Variant, able to absorb the DNA of anyone she touches and mimic their appearance. Shunned by her family, she’s spent the last two years training with the Forces with Extraordinary Abilities, a secret branch of the FBI. When a serial killer rocks a small town in Oregon, Tessa is given a mission: she must impersonate Madison, a local teen, to find the killer before he strikes again. 

Tessa hates everything about being an impostor—the stress, the danger, the deceit—but loves playing the role of a normal girl. As Madison, she finds friends, romance, and the kind of loving family she’d do anything to keep. Amid action, suspense, and a ticking clock, this super-human comes to a very human conclusion: even a girl who can look like anyone struggles the most with being herself.

I think most authors dream about having their book turned into a series or a movie. It gives authors the chance to share their work with even more people – reach new audiences. 

And of course it’s exciting to see what other people (producers etc) make from your book and the actors they choose for your characters.

Naturally, I have images in my head when I think of the characters in IMPOSTOR.


This is a pretty accurate picture of the Tessa in my head. Maybe her hair could be a bit more curly. 


Alec is a fellow FEA agent and Tessa has a crush on him. He’s quite serious most of the time.

Madison Chambers:

That’s the latest murder victim and the girl Tessa has to impersonate to catch the killer.

Devon Chambers:

He’s Madison’s twin. The picture would be more accurate if the guy was smiling though.


Holly is Tessa’s best friend and a fellow FEA agent. Holly loves crazy hair colors and has short hair. The outfit is something she would approve of too.

Of course there are many more characters in my head, but it’s difficult to find the images that fit my idea of them.