Tuesday, May 08, 2012

My Very Latest Novel—And Other Big News

Wanted to let you know about my brand-new novel. No, I'm not talking about THE CHICKEN HANGER, which was published two months ago. (You already got a copy of that, right? Right?)

No, I'm talking about THE DRIVING LESSON, which was published yesterday in book ebook and print format. I wrote THE DRIVING LESSON with young adult readers in mind, but I think all ages will enjoy it. Here's a synopsis.

Charlie Dunbar had big plans for the summer break, but becoming a fugitive was nowhere on the list. Even more unexpected, his partner in crime is his own ailing grandfather. Now they're on the run, trying to make it across the country to see a special kind of doctor, while the world becomes mesmerized by their journey. They are the subject of heated debates on cable news channels. Thousands of people voice their support on Facebook fan pages. And Charlie's own parents appear on live TV to plead for him to come home safely. But Charlie isn't ready yet. He's determined to get his grandfather to Seattle. The only question is, will the police stop him first? Recommended for ages 13 to adult.

Here's the Kindle version. 

Here's the Nook version.

And here's the print version. 

Hope you like it.

Meanwhile, in other big news, I'm happy to tell you that the Blanco mysteries have been optioned to Warner Brothers Horizon Scripted Television for development as a cable TV series. (The books were represented by Mary Alice Kier and Anna Cottle at Cine/Lit Representation on behalf of the Jane Chelius Literary Agency). Still a lot of bridges to cross before you'd ever see your favorite Blanco characters on TV, so think good thoughts. If something big happens, you can count on me sharing it.