Sister Carol Anne O-Marie is a nun in Oakland, California, who writes mystery novels about an elderly nun playing detective. According to Leigh Weiners of the San Jose Mercury, Sister O-Marie was once approached by a Hollywood company to turn her novels into a television series.
She was told that it would help dramatically if the central character were younger, had a drinking problem, and perhaps had an illicit love affair before she donned the habit. When the author declined to contemplate such changes, the television producer tried the ultimate argument:
"You're turning down a chance, Sister, to make a lot of money.'
"What would I do with it"? replied the nun, who had taken a vow of poverty, "I'm not going to live in a nicer convent.'