52 REASONS TO HATE MY FATHER is optioned for film!

2011 is already off to a GREAT start! It was just announced that my forthcoming young adult novel, 52 REASONS TO HATE MY FATHER (releasing summer 2012) was also optioned for FILM!!!!

Excuse me, while I do some more happy dancing!!!

Here’s the scoop:

Producer Jane Startz, who’s best known for films like Ella Enchanted, Tuck Everlasting, The Indian in the Cupboard, The Babysitters Club, and the show Charles in Charge, optioned the book and plans to adapt it into a feature length film! I’ve met with Jane several times and she’s fantastic! I adore her. I couldn’t be happier placing my book (aka my baby) in her hands!

52 REASONS TO HATE MY FATHER is my sixth novel (and third for the young adult market). It releases in summer 2012 from Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. The book is about a spoiled teen heiress, famous for her party-girl antics and tabloid headlines, who’s forced by her ever-absent mogul father to take on a different low-wage job every week for a year of life–and love–lessons, if she wants any hope of receiving her trust fund.

The next step in the process is to attach writers and find a studio. Fingers crossed it actually makes it to the big screen!



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  Comments: 7

  1. Marian Pearson Stevens

    Congratulations Jessica! That's fantastic! Amazing! I know it'll be great!

  2. So so awesome, Jess!! Snoopy dancing for you. CONGRATS!!

  3. Thanks, Martha and Marian!

  4. I will keep everything crossed for you 😀 good luck

  5. So is it confirmed yet?? Will there really be a movie? 8D I seriously hope so omg! XD

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