Each week a member of The Indie Exchange will be sharing their trailer and the story behind it. This week, it’s Peggy Williams (who writes under MJ Williams with her sister-in-law, Mary Joy Johnson) and the trailer for On the Road to Death’s Door.
Peggy Williams says: “My sister Jean and I worked on the trailer for On the Road to Death’s Door together, though she did the lion’s share of the work. We were trying to evoke a mood of mystery, focusing on location and the sense of adventure gone wrong. Almost all of the photos were taken in Door County, Wisconsin where the mystery is set; some of them I took myself. We designed some of the scenes to look like postcards, then used transitions that evoke a sense of peacefulness falling apart and into mayhem.
We purposely kept the script short, and did not use any live action or voice over, because I believe that readers of books prefer to create the story in their heads. I think the experience of a book trailer should be alluring, but different viscerally than a movie trailer. You are inviting the reader into the story, but the reader expects to be in charge of converting the written word to images, actions, and emotions. A very different experience, in my opinion, than watching a movie.”
Emily and Stan Remington’s maiden voyage in their newly inherited, second-hand RV goes awry when a body falls off the top of their vehicle. The retired small town police officer and her husband, a retired history professor, find themselves at the center of a murder investigation involving a politician, a corporate executive, and a hippie priest. Emily butts heads with the local sheriff as their search takes them from a backwoods cabin in Wisconsin’s scenic Door County to the Bishop’s Chancery in Madison to an abandoned island in the infamous Death’s Door Straits.
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