Wow. Where do I begin?
So you guys know that I’m at the American Bookseller’s Association’s Winter Institute? I’ve got a book coming out… A tour starting… More books to write…
There’s a lot going on.
Well, I just THOUGHT I was busy because yesterday things went sort of…crazy.
You see, about a week ago my wonderful film agent, Sarah Self, sent Heist Society to a handful of trusted producers in Hollyood. In the past week we’ve been getting some really interesting calls. And then yesterday–yes, while I was doing my signing here in San Jose–things escalated. We had several amazing people all offering amazing things all at once.
The whole time I was writing Heist I always thought of it as a movie. More than once I’ve said that it’s far more cinematic than anything I’ve ever done. But what do I know, right? I also think cake is a well-balanced breakfast, so I’m wrong. A lot.
But it turns out some really incredibly talented filmmakers seem to agree.
At the end of the day we ended up signing with Warner Brothers and the talented Denise DiNovi as the producer. The screenplay will be written by the fabulous Shauna Cross (who wrote Whip It and the screenplay for If I Stay).
Please check out this article for more details: http://tinyurl.com/yces864 .
And now, I’m afraid, I’ve got to go, but I do want to remind everyone that this is absolutely NO guarantee that there will be a movie made. And, once again, I will have no say in who is cast in the movie or anything like that. But it IS a first step and a wonderful one at that.
Thanks again to everyone who has made this past week so incredibly special and reminded me how truly blessed I am.