Thursday, February 20, 2014

More About Eternal

So in addition to writing YA novels, I also write feature screenplays. The one in question, ETERNAL, was written last fall under the guidance of my reps, and sold this past January. News of the sale has finally broken, so I can finally say it happened!

Like everything that's happened with THE RED QUEEN, this is definitely a dream come true, albeit it a different one. I majored in screenwriting, and I have five features and two television pilots wasting away on my computer. So finally selling one has been kind of surreal to me, let alone the one I wrote fastest and without the crutch of a classroom. I won't lie, getting ETERNAL completed properly was hard. Going from novels to screenplays is a real pain, and kind of like relearning a language. But it's also amazing to have two projects going at once, in case you need a break from one.

Things are still developing, but very much moving forward with my awesome producers and Sony Pictures. I can't say much about the script yet, but I will say it concerns Greek gods in modern times, and finally allowed me to put my mythology knowledge to good use. The 8 year-old girl with her nose buried in Edith Hamilton is finally vindicated!

Friday, February 7, 2014


Somehow the languages keep coming in. And even though this is the extent of my Spanish:

I'm still over the freaking moon. The Red Queen will be published in Spanish, and my roommates who are way better at the language keep saying La Reina Roja. Me gusta!

Muchas gracias to Kathleen Ortiz and the rest of New Leaf!!

From PM:

Monday, February 3, 2014

Swedish rights!

I've got some more awesome news coming down the pipeline later, but here's awesome stuff I can announce now. The wonderful Kathleen Ortiz and Co. has sold Swedish rights to The Red Queen! I wish I had a confetti gun to shoot around, but I also don't want to clean up confetti, so it's probably better that I don't.

From Publishers Marketplace: