Hi Polish fans! I’m going on a mini-tour in Poland, and you will find the dates, times, and locations in the banner below. I’m already looking forward to seeing Long Market in Gdansk and so much more.
April 26, 2013
March 12, 2013
My devoted readers and friends,
I’m thrilled to tell you that our mutual dream of seeing The Bronze Horseman on the big screen is one step closer to reality.
ITA Productions, a British company, has optioned the rights to my book. The producer, Martyn Hall, and the director, Sash Andranikian, love Tatiana and Alexander, and want nothing more than to make it into an emotional visual spectacle of a film. Sash, from a long line of animators and movie-makers, is Russian-American like me. He has read all three TBH books, and tells me that he loves them all. Martyn says The Bronze Horseman is the only book that has made him cry. They are looking to go into pre-production by the end of 2013, and to begin shooting early in 2014. So perhaps by the end of 2014, with a healthy dose of luck, we might have our movie.
We are going to be working from a script I wrote, which is fantastic, though it does mean that I have to rewrite it, which inevitably means I have to cut it. As you all know from my books, brevity is hardly my strong suit. My editing process always results in my books becoming twenty percent longer, not thirty percent shorter, which is what Martyn would like.
The good news is, the producers are promising that I will be on set to revise and add scenes as needed during filming, so at least we are going to have participation and some small measure of control in the creation of this magical thing called The Bronze Horseman, a movie.
I welcome your comments, questions, concerns, and of course, casting suggestions.
No, the film will not be in Russian. (Like the book wasn’t!)
March 5, 2013
I wrote a little blog post over at USA Today about Children of Liberty, and about two of my favorite movies, Love Story and The Great Gatsby. I wanted to talk about a deep and central part of Children of Liberty, which is, of course, Gina and her experience moving to America.
Read it here.
February 15, 2013
In honor of Valentine’s Day yesterday, I am having another little giveaway of five signed books, this time for Children of Liberty. Here’s what you do to enter:
Just complete the sentence “[Blank] makes me happy” and tell me why. It could be a person, a place, or, for you readers out there, a book!
Send your entries to the email address email@example.com.
The contest starts today, and closes next Friday. We will announce the winners picked at random the following Monday, February 25th.
And for those of you who don’t end up winning, Children of Liberty goes on-sale in the US on February 26th!
Good luck, and as always, thanks for reading.
October 8, 2012
The Children of Liberty Australia/New Zealand tour for October/November has been finalized. Ta da! See the dates and locations below.
Sunday October 28th:
Whitcoulls Sylvia Park
Mt Wellington, Auckland
Monday October 29th:
Whitcoulls Queensgate Mall
Whitcoulls on Lambton Quay, Wellington
Tuesday October 30th:
Masterton Paper Plus
Palmerston North Library
(Tickets $5, from the Library 06 351 4519 or Paper Plus 06 359 4635)
Wednesday October 31st:
Whitcoulls The Plaza, Palmerston North
Paper Plus Napier
Thursday November 1st:
Queen Street, Auckland City
Sydney and Surrounding Areas:
Friday November 2nd:
Dymocks Chatswood Event
Dymocks Erina Event
Saturday November 3rd:
11am Castle Hill Library Talk
Sunday November 4th:
11:30 Wagga Country Golf Club Literary Lunch
Monday November 5th:
7 pm Norton Cinema Talk
Brisbane and QLD:
Thursday November 8th:
6 pm Clovely Estate Literary Dinner
Friday November 9th:
6:30 pm Presbyterian Ladies College Theatre Evening Event
Saturday November 10th:
3:30 pm Karrinyup Library Talk
Monday November 12th:
7 pm Brighton Performing Arts Centre Event
Tuesday November 13th:
10 am Norwood Town Hall Talk
3 pm Blackwood Library Talk
Thursday November 15th:
6:30 pm Ebony Quill Cafe evening event
Friday November 16th:
12:30 pm Torquay Resort Talk
7 pm Weirrebere Plaza Library Cocktail Night
Sunday November 18th:
11:30 pm Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania Talk
Monday November 19th:
6 pm Woden Library Talk
For more information on how to book certain events, please see my Facebook page, which has phone numbers and contact info. Looking forward to seeing you all, and I hope you’re enjoying Children of Liberty.
August 21, 2012
Ta da! Here is the Australian cover for the new book, out October 1st down under. Hope you like it as much as I do.
August 15, 2012
Kiwis, mark your calendars for these dates this fall (summer for you guys). I’ll have locations and more information sometime next week, hopefully.
Sunday 28 October: Auckland
Monday 29 October: Wellington
Tuesday 30 October: Masterton, Palmerston North
Wednesday 31 October: Napier
Thursday 1 November: Auckland
April 20, 2012
You may have seen this somewhere already, but here’s the official announcement: my new book is called Children of Liberty, and here’s the description (from Amazon):
At the turn of the century and the dawning of the modern world, Gina from Belpasso comes to Boston’s Freedom Docks to find a new and better life, and meets Harry Barrington, who is searching for his.
The fates of the Barringtons and Attavianos become entwined, on a collision course between the old and new, between what is expected and what is desired, what is chosen and what is bestowed, what is given and what is taken away.
As America races headlong into the future, much will be lost and much will be gained for Gina and Harry, whose ill-fated love story will break your heart.
I hope you all will enjoy it as much as I have loved writing it. It will be out in Fall 2012.