From Sea to Shining Sea

Greetings, blog type people! I’ve been offline for the past 10 days, because I’ve been visiting family on the left coast.  I enjoyed a bat mitzvah in L.A., then a week on Bainbridge Island (off the coast of Seattle), culminating in the almost-birthday of my four-year-old nephew (I needed to fly the day of his actual birthday, but we celebrated the day before…) Here are some things I learned along the way: 1.  My laptop...

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How Do You Say Surprise In French*

* That’s a rhetorical question. But seriously – I had a wonderful surprise two days ago, when I discovered that GIRL’S GUIDE TO WITCHCRAFT has been translated into French.  It’s undergone a title change – the book is called “Comment je suis devenue irresistible!” (“How I Became Irresistible!”)  The write up, on Amazon, talks about how the heroine has become irresistible to men, but it never...

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Long Shots Seem Closer

Okay.  I know that Hollywood deals are pie in the sky.  I know that it’s extraordinarily unlikely that any individual project that is optioned ever gets made.  I know that there are a million and one ways that deals get derailed, that strikes, and crashing economies, and egos, and audience preferences get in the way. And yet, I have to admit that I was really ridiculously thrilled to see this page on the New York Times website:...

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Cover Art

Readers often ask me about cover art – how I choose what goes on the cover of each of my books.  The answer is very simple – I don’t.  I don’t have any say in the cover art; it’s created by a trained artist, coordinated by  in-house-to-my-publisher art directors, all with careful input from my professional editor, subject to the recommendations of her professional marketing team. I’m extremely lucky –...

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Jane Madison Series Optioned by TwinStar

And now, I get to share my big news… The Jane Madison series (GIRL’S GUIDE TO WITCHCRAFT, SORCERY AND THE SINGLE GIRL, and the to-be-released-October-1 MAGIC AND THE MODERN GIRL) have been optioned by TwinStar Entertainment, a Hollywood production company!  TwinStar has reserved the rights to make the Jane Madison novels into a feature film, a made-for-TV movie, or a television series. Those of you familiar with the ways of...

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