Friday, December 3

Good News Friday!

Hoorah! It's Friday. Which means "Good News!"

And I'm so excited to share mine this week because I've had to keep it "mum" for months! But now the mumness is over and I can sing out and do my happy dance in public!

As reported in Publisher's Weekly this week, I recently sold four new books to my publisher, Farrar, Straus, Giroux Books for Young Readers (an imprint of Macmillan Children's)!!!

The first three are part of a new sci-fi/love story trilogy, starting with the first book titled, UNREMEMBERED. (A sixteen year old girl awakes amongst the wreckage of a devastating plane crash with no memories--the only clue to her identity is a mysterious boy who claims she was part of a science experiment 100 years in the future) And I've also sold another one of my contemporary stand-alone titles (along the vein of The Karma Club and my forthcoming, My Life Undecided). This fourth book is not yet titled.

Also, the Unremembered trilogy was optioned to producer Doug Davison (The Departed, The Lake House, The Ring, How to Train Your Dragon) with screenwriter Whit Anderson attached to adapt it as a film. Doug and Whit are both also attached to the recently-announced reboot of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.

SQUEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

If you want the full details (including more info about the Unremembered trilogy), you can read Publisher's Weekly's write up here: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/book-news/deals/article/45329-deals-week-of-11-29-10.html

And now, I better go. I have a LOT of books to write! :)

Happy weekend everyone! I'm off to do more happy dancing. :)

XXOO,
Jessica

12 comments:

Mary said...

How absolutely fabulous!! Congratulations--you must be over the moon! Can't wait to hear more about it (and read it--sounds very intriguing!)

Mary
The Book Swarm

Sara Z. said...

I call that GREAT news! Congrats!

Wendy Toliver said...

That is wonderful news, Jessica! Huge congratulations!!!

Bee said...

This is terrific. CONGRATS!
Hope all goes great :))

Girlfriends Book Club said...

WOW!!!

Meghan said...

Really? That's impressive. Congrats!

By the way I'm hosting an International Giveaway that includes Shade, Angel Star and more.

Here's the link if you want to share that: http://midnightfume.blogspot.com/2010/11/kindness-giveaway.html

Jessica Brody said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments and well wishes! And yes, I am over the moon!

Amanda Ashby said...

Hey Jessica - so pleased that the mumness is over (and that's my new fav word). I'm so excited and thrilled for you!!!!!

Sara Hantz said...

WOW, Jessica, what absolutely fantastic news. I'm so thrilled for you!!!

Stephanie Kuehnert said...

Congratulations again, Jessica! This is huge! I'm so happy for you!

Melissa Walker said...

Amazing, amazing! Yay, Jessica!

Karen S. Scott said...

Congratulations!! It is so good to hear such great news from another writer.

Oh...and I squeeled when I saw your mention of the Buffy reboot, too.

This post just made me smile all the way around.

Good luck with the new series and the film option!