Saturday, June 23, 2007

Cover Art, Television, and Ally Carter

Oooohhhh! I just got cover art for Secrets of The Hollywood Girls Club and I love it! I can't show the cover art just yet...but when I can, I will. The cover is sexy and enticing. Crown is using my all time favorite color turquoise for the lettering. On another note I got a great piece of fan mail from a television actress yesterday. (Gotta love the fan mail!)

Hi, Maggie- what a fantastic read! I just finished "Hollywood Girls Club"
and I absolutely loved it. I live in LA and work in the entertainment business
and I thought you captured the spirit of "the business" so completely.
I've recommended the book to all of my friends (on this coast and the
other coast) and am really looking forward to reading your next book.

Thank you, thank you thank you! We started emailing and next came a question as to HGC and television:

are there any plans to make the book into a TV show???

I guess the best answer is, yes! There are 'plans' but no buyer yet. ICM (my agency and former employer) represents the film and television rights for HGC and are discussing it w/buyers and producers. I plan for HGC to be a television show. I see the cast, the story, the opening scene all in my mind. The best pitch to describe Hollywood Girls Club both as a book and a television series is Entourage meets Sex And The City (two of my all time favorite shows..and one was also a very fun book).

Now for GREAT BOOK NEWS. A new segment that I am starting in support of all the great books in the world. I got to read an ARC (that's an Advance Reading Copy)that I received at BEA (that's Book Expo America) of Cross My Heart And Hope to Spy by Ally Carter (Hyperion 10/07). And it is FANTASTIC! Super Fabulous! The book is YA and a follow up to the best selling I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have To Kill You (which I loved and just came out in PAPERBACK.) I'm HOOKED! Can't wait for book number three. Cross My Heart And Hope To Spy (as well as I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have To Kill You) is a must read for teenage girls and everyone that's ever been a teenage girl... The book is empowering and yet girly...is that possible? Only in Ally Carter's capable hands.

xo Maggie

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