to read an article on Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo,
which mentions Cathie and her novels.
Candles on Bay Street
TV film premiered on CBS November 26, 2006
Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions presents the TV film based on
Cathie's novel CANDLES ON BAY STREET (under the pseudonym
of K. C. McKinnon.). Filming took place in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.
Alicia Silverstone stars, along with Eion Bailey, Polly Bergen
and James Rebhorn. The Director is John
to view the Hallmark Press Release
To view photos of the film (courtesy of IMDB.com), click here.
Click on the images to
see the full size versions.
Dear Burning Questions,
I see from browsing your Burning Questions that Candles
on Bay Street has been made into a movie. I've been able
to find out that the movie has wrapped, but not the release date.
Any chance you can enlighten us as to when that movie will be
released so we can keep our eyes open?
Mader's Cove, Nova Scotia
What a long strange trip it's been for the movie adaptation of
Candles on Bay Street, written by Cathie Pelletier under
the pen name K.C. McKinnon. Pelletier told BQ way back in 1998
that she'd sold a movie option for the novel to ABC, but the project
languished. As it turned out, Pelletier tells us, "a producer
who knew and loved the book just never forgot about it."
Hallmark finally greenlighted the film earlier this year, and
it will air November 26 as a Hallmark Hall of Fame production
Directed by John Erman, who made TV movies of Ellen Foster
and Breathing Lessons, the Hallmark film was shot on
location in Nova Scotia. The movie stars Alicia Silverstone, along
with Polly Bergen, Eion Bailey of "ER" and Annabeth
Gish of "The West Wing."
Pelletier, who divides her time between homes in Quebec and Maine,
has even more exciting news to share on the movie front. She's
writing the screenplay for another of her novels, The Funeral
Makers, which will be the next film by prominent director
Doug Liman (his previous films include Mr. and Mrs. Smith
and The Bourne Identity). In addition, Pelletier is working
on what she thinks will be her final Mattagash novel.
For those of you who write to us, asking when
Dancing at the Harvest Moon will be rerun on TV, one
of our readers made the perfect suggestion. You can go to Lifetime
Movies and sign up for their "Remind Me" list. They'll
let you know via email when it runs again.
Follow this link
for the LMN movie database.
The Funeral Makers
THE FUNERAL MAKERS, with Cathie's screenplay,
will film in the Hudson Valley
of New York state, directed by Doug
More details to come as we have them.
Running the Bulls wins
2006 Paterson Prize!
Cathie's new novel, Running the Bulls, has just been
awarded the 2006 Paterson Prize for Fiction. Other finalists in
the competition were: James Salter, William Boyd, Judy Budnitz,
Anthony Varallo, Edith Pearlman and Frederick Busch. Last year's
John Updike and Philip Roth.
You can order the novel from the publisher:
of New England
(Remember, CLOTH means HARDBACK, not Paperback!)
Or use your favorite online site, such as
Or call your local bookstore. They may still have
it in stock or can order it.