Deal News: FOREVER, INTERRUPTED to be a feature film starring Dakota Johnson

9781476712826_FINALDakota Johnson—star of the upcoming movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey—is attached to star in Taylor Jenkins Reid’s Forever, Interrupted (Atria Books/S&S 2013).

Gidden Media and Good Universe are teaming to make the movie, about a young woman whose whirlwind marriage is cut short when her husband dies. In coming to terms with the loss, she forms an unlikely relationship with her mother—who doesn’t know of her existence.

Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.

Congratulate Taylor on Twitter.

Read the book before the movie!

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Deal News: Rebecca Phillips and Karen Katchur

I’m thrilled to let everyone know about two recent deals for my YA client Rebecca Phillips and Women’s Fiction Suspense client Karen Katchur.

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I’m looking forward to cover reveals and more when these two books arrive in stores Summer 2015!

Deal News: Taylor Jenkins Reid’s FOREVER, INTERRUPTED

TaylorJenkinsReidNorwegian rights have been sold for Taylor Jenkins Reid’s debut FOREVER, INTERRUPTED (Atria/Simon & Schuster) to Cappelen Damm in Norway. Rights already sold: World English, Dutch, Italian, Portugese and German.

FOREVER, INTERRUPTED is coming out in July 2013.

Find Taylor on Twitter and on her Website.

“Taylor Jenkins Reid has written a poignant and heartfelt exploration of love and commitment in the absence of shared time that asks, what does it take to be the love of someone’s life?” (Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus New York Times bestselling authors)

“Sweet, heartfelt, and surprising, Forever Interrupted is a story about a young woman struggling to find her way after losing her husband. These characters made me laugh as well as cry, and I ended up falling in love with them, too.” (Sarah Pekkanen author of The Best of Us)

Elsie and Ben are average twenty-somethings, but this is not your average love story. It begins bright and promising: the newlywed couple is head over heels in love, having eloped six months after they met. But it all shatters in an instant; Ben out riding his bike, is hit by a truck—and dies on impact. Continue reading Deal News: Taylor Jenkins Reid’s FOREVER, INTERRUPTED

Deal News: ELLA & THE BALLOONS IN THE SKY to Tundra Books, Random House Canada

tundra logoRHC with textToronto-based author Danny Appleby and illustrator Lauren Pirie’s debut ELLA & THE BALLOONS IN THE SKY, a whimsical story of a young girl coming to terms with the loss of her pets and learning to keep their memory alive, has been sold to Tara Walker at Tundra Books, with Samantha Swenson editing, for publication in Fall 2013!

Congrats Danny and Lauren!