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The Cat Is Officially Out Of The Bag

Status: RWA. Day Final. Tomorrow I go home to Denver. Squee

What’s Playing on the XM or iPod right now? JOHNNY B. GOODE by Chuck Berry

We’ve known for months but couldn’t say anything. I guess if Hollywood Reporter is going blast it out there (with nary a heads up I might add), I’m going to shine a spotlight on it.

Congrats Ally on having Drew Barrymore attached to direct HEIST SOCIETY and even more fabulous?

Having the sequel, UNCOMMON CRIMINALS, debut at #3 on the New York Times Children’s Bestseller list this week!!!


22 Responses

  1. E. A. Brass said:

    Just the other day, I was wondering why there was no Ally-Carter-stuff movie. Silly me!

  2. Laurel said:

    That’s pretty fantastic. I’m a big Drew Barrymore fan…I’ve liked nearly everything she’s been connected with. Yay for you guys!

  3. Anonymous said:

    That’s fantastic! Not that I’m surprised. The book is so cinematic it just begs for a movie to be made from it. I’ve been anticipating one ever since I read it.

    By the way, I have a question for your blog. I’ve had several rejections on full manuscripts. The reason the agents cited is that they just didn’t connect with the characters. What does that mean, exactly, and what – if anything – can I do to remedy it? Or is it simply a nice way of saying, “I just didn’t fall in love”? Thank you!

  4. Stephsco said:

    Exciting! What great luck to have such an well-known & loved director. I definitely need to read this before the film comes out!

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