Interview: Author Candice Fox Talks Book To Screen Adaptation With “Troppo”

Imagine having an idea and that idea turns into a best-selling novel. Then, five years later, that novel turns into a screenplay. You watch the characters you’ve created in your mind come to life on screen. For some authors, that is a dream come true. For Candice Fox, that is a dream realized.

A #1 New York bestselling author, Fox’s novel CRIMSON LAKE was adapted for the screen by Yolanda Ramke. Today, the story is now series titled TROPPO, streaming on Amazon Freevee. Starring Thomas Jane and Nicole Chamoun, TROPPO is the story of Ted Conkaffey (Jane), an ex-cop falsely accused of committing a disturbing crime, who has escaped to hide away in the tropics of Far North Queensland. As he tries to avoid discovery, he’s drawn into investigating a wild murder and a missing person, alongside a complicated woman named Amanda Pharrell (Chamoun), with dark secrets of her own. HADES, Candice Fox’s first novel, won the Ned Kelly Award for best debut in 2014 from the Australian Crime Writers Association. The sequel, Eden, won the Ned Kelly Award for best crime novel in 2015, making Candice only the second author to win these accolades back-to-back. She is also the author of the bestselling FALL and REDEMPTION POINT, all shortlisted for Ned Kelly and Davitt Awards.

In 2015 Candice began collaborating with James Patterson. Their first novel together, Never Never, set in the vast Australian outback, was a huge bestseller in Australia and went straight to number 1 on the New York Times bestseller list in the US and also to the top of the charts in the UK. Since then they have written Black & Blue, Fifty Fifty, Liar Liar, Hush Hush in the Harriet Blue series. Her books are printed in fifteen languages.

The Sydney native sat down with LATF to discuss her latest novel to screen success.

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