Sunday, August 20, 2006

Covers and movies...

Hello Kitty-kats

Well, I'm back - did you miss me? Thank you for all your birthday wishes and condolences. It's been a very hard week, but now it's time to put on my brightest smile and get back into the fray.

I notice that on some of my Amazon reviews and in your comments, you ask about movie adapatations of my books. Sadly, the fact that I would LOVE someone to make a film of Guitar Girl or any of them, really, my wishing isn't enough to make it happen. Luckily, I have a great agent with a large film and TV department who send out my books to various studios and production companies. They will look at my books to see if they're able to make the transition to the big screen and fit in with any of their current projects or interests. But until then, all I can do is keep my fingers (and toes and any other available limbs) crossed. What I do know is it's a long, complicated process that doesn't always result in a finished movie being shown at the local multiplex.

What else? The US version of let's Get Lost is now available for pre-order at www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com. It's not actually available to buy until October 20th but I thought I'd give you a sneak preview of the cover. I worked really closely with my US publishers on various looks and even clothes that captured the book and the character of Isabel, LGL's anti-heroine.

Let's Get Lost - US edition

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And for interested parties, this is the British cover, illustrated by the ever wonderful Ray Smith. Ray also did the UK cover of Pretty Things and this picture first appeared in The Guardian Weekend Magazine where my UK publishers and I fell in love with it and begged to be able to use it for the book.


Let's Get Lost - UK edition

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They're very different covers, but I think they both work visually to give the reader an idea of what they'll find when they open the book. I love them both, but for very different reasons.


And now for the disclaimer that I am going to add to tbe bottom of every post from now on: No more Diary Of A Crush books, like, ever!


(Cross-posted to http://blog.myspace.com/sarramanning)

17 comments:

veronica said...

hey there!

just a quick note to say that I love your books and im just about to start reading lets get lost. Can't wait!!! your such a kick ass author!

veronica. x

Hannah xx said...

Hey!
I'm sad to hear that there won't be anymore DOAC books, you should reconsider that! LOL! I love those books; they rock! Can't wait to read more of our books!
Hannah xxx

Cindy said...

I'm from the U.S. and I ordered your book all the way from the UK (how impatient am I?) And I just got done reading it and I want to say that Let's Get Lost was great. I loved it. Even though the box of tissues was right next to me the whole time towards the end of the book. And it takes a lot to make me cry during a book or a movie. Basically, I just wanted to say thank you. Your writing really does inspire me and I just want to tell you that you are doing a fantastic job.

-Cindy

veronica said...

im glad there isn't anymore DOAC books...you left edith and dylan in a good place.

Kels said...

First off I'm really happy your back! And second I love the covers, especially the U.S. one. I was wondering though if you knew if i would be able to pre order it from Borders.

P.S. I love the disclamer!

C.K. said...

The U.S. cover is nice but the U.K. one is truly stunning. I hope you make a mint off the book!

Moody Uni Bum said...

Hi
My name's Justin and I'm a Uni student from Australia studying to become an english teacher and for one of my courses we had to select a book that was published for the first time this year and create different activities for reluctant adolescent readers to be engaged with the book. My friend and I had never read any of you other books or ever heard of you before but when we went to the bookstore we saw Let's Get Lost, liked the cover, thought it would work and will be doing a presentation for assesment trying to sell your book to other teachers to use in classrooms. I just thought I'd comment and say that although I'm a guy and found your book a very...interesting...read, you have made it very easy for me to do my assignment because your book is so approprate to teenage girls and it's so easy to get them to read it. I just wanted to thank you for making my uni assesment easier and to let you know that I'll definitely be using your books in my classrooms in the future.

Thankyou
Justin

anonymous said...

hihi!!
so bumbed to hear there wont be anymore DOAC books!! *sniffs*. dylan is such a heart throbbed. hey, by the way, sorry i'm like commenting about your book like months after its been published. we dont get books that fast here(malaysia). hope to read more!!

x.ox.o
.me.

andrea said...

Hello!

You're doing the right thing by not publishing any more Diary of a Crush books. Life isn't always "happily ever after" perfect and you definitely captured that wonderfully. Keep up the spiffy writing!

Andrea

veronica said...

i so totally agree with that.

Roxy said...

I'm soo going to order the new book.
-- Happy REALLY LATE birthday.
AND
I would LOVE any of your books to be made into a movie!

KAT said...

It would be awsome if you could get one of your books into a movie! I love all your characters! They are all so deep and different that the typical characters.

KAT x

XxleahxX said...

Hey!!
I just finsihed reading your book 'lets get lost' I havent read any of your other books but i am defenatly going to now!! It was the best book i have ever read!! Im not a big fan of reading but i just couldnt put your book down. It was ace!Your a great author and all your characters were fab and the story line was brilliant!Im defenatly reading your other books now!!
XxleahxX

hannah666 said...

hi
in ur book guitar girl you pu the comment in the back about the 2nd book coming out "lost"

then in the shop they said it was delayed and i dont no if it is out yet
could u please email me if u get the chance

gothicgirl16661@hotmail.com

thank you
hannah
xxx

hannah666 said...

hi
in ur book guitar girl you pu the comment in the back about the 2nd book coming out "lost"

then in the shop they said it was delayed and i dont no if it is out yet
could u please email me if u get the chance

gothicgirl16661@hotmail.com

thank you
hannah
xxx

Jeneefar said...

It's funny because I bought Let's Get Lost last Easter in Malta and America are getting it now? Muhaha, priviledged much? =)

Anonymous said...

i read lets let lost last night.
best book i've ever read.
i loveeeeeeeed it.
it made me cry once or twice.
but hey, that's a good book.
i'd really like to see a sequal..?
all my heart,
hilary.