Kate Racculia, Writer: "I Did Write A Character With David Tennant In Mind"

Author Kate Racculia has admitted that one of the characters in her new novel Bellweather Rhapsody is based on David Tennant. Boston-based Kate confessed in an interview on the Dead Darliings website was responding to a question about a character named Tennant in her first novel, This Must Be The Place. She said:
"The substitute teacher and boardinghouse tenant Ben Tennant in Place does share his last name, though I confess I named him strictly for the pun. In Bellweather, I did write a character with David Tennant in mind: mad orchestra conductor Fisher Brodie. Brodie is a Scot and a former child prodigy, a violently repressed romantic and pianist whose career ended when he lost three fingers. He’s Scottish because I truly believe the Scottish accent is the most musical in the world, because the novel is set in 1997, when Braveheart andTrainspotting were having a moment, and because, when they make the movie (dream big, Kate), David Tennant can use his real accent. In all seriousness, David Tennant is a phenomenal actor; he can play sort of arrogantly intense and crazy magnetic at the same time, and I created the character of Fisher around that energy."

Read the full interview on Dead Darlings here

Bellweather Rhapsody, Kate's second novel, will be available in bookstores from May 13th.

Find out more about Kate and her work here