Friday, April 10, 2009

Hollywood Interview with Author David S. Brody

He likes historical fiction to leave the reader entertained and educated and he’s written his novel in the same way, entertaining and educational. The Real Hollywood’s Book Chat welcomes for a Hollywood Interview Boston Globe bestselling author David S. Brody and his historical suspense/thriller, Cabal of the Westford Knight: Temples at the Newport Tower

While trying to help an elderly couple save their home, attorney Cameron Thorne is thrust into a bloody tug-of-war involving secret societies, treasure hunters and keepers of the secrets of the Jesus bloodline. Joined by Amanda, a beautiful British researcher with secrets of her own, Cam races around New England with only two choices, unravel the 600-year-old mysteries encoded in the ancient Templar artifacts or die trying.

David S. Brody is a Boston Globe bestselling author named “Best Local Author” by the Boston Phoenix newspaper. He is a Director at Large of the New England Antiquities Research Association (NEARA). A real estate attorney, he resides in Westford, Massachusetts with his wife, novelist Kimberly Scott, and their two daughters. He coaches youth sports and Special Olympics and plays in adult hockey and softball leagues.

You can visit David online at

Hi David,

Welcome to The Real Hollywood’s Book Chat,

Thanks for having me.

RH: If your book were sold for movie rights which actor/actress would you want to play the main character?

I think Matt Damon would be ideal in the Cameron Thorne role. He is from Boston, he’s obviously a great actor, and he has a quiet intensity just like Cam.

RH: Who would you want to play the supporting characters?

For Amanda, who is British, perhaps Keira Knightly with her hair dyed blond. She needs to be both intelligent and athletic.

RH: Who is your favorite actor and/or actress?

I’m always amazed at how Meryl Streep actually morphs into the character she is playing. She doesn’t play the role, she becomes it.

RH: Is there a movie you could watch over and over again?

I never get tired of Annie Hall. It makes me both laugh and think every time.

RH: Who is your favorite author? What books have you read by this author?

I just re-read Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett, then read the sequel, World Without End. Both books did what great historical fiction should do—leave the reader both entertained and educated.

RH: What is next on the horizon for you?

I’m going to begin on a sequel to Cabal of the Westford Knight this summer. There are many more hidden and fascinating secrets in North American history that have not been explored. Cam and Amanda are ready for another road trip!

RH: Where can my readers find your website?

My website is . I also have a blog site that is more interactive, where I update the ongoing research and upload lots of images of the sites and artifacts:

I thank you being sharing your book with The Real Hollywood Blog and I wish you continued success on your virtual book tour.

My pleasure. Thanks for having me.

THE CABAL OF THE WESTFORD KNIGHT VIRTUAL BLOG TOUR '09 officially began on April 1 and end on April 30. You can visit David's blog stops at in April to find out more about this talented author!

As a special promotion for all our authors, Pump Up Your Book Promotion is giving away a FREE virtual book tour to a published author or a $50 Amazon gift certificate to those not published who comments on our authors' blog stops. More prizes will be announced as they become available.


Tracee said...

Meryl Streep is one of my all time favorites - thanks for posting another great interview!

F. M. Meredith, author said...

This was an exceptional interview. I really enjoyed it. I'll have to look up Mr. Brody's books.

Marilyn a.k.a. F. M. Meredith