Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It is December and I am Grateful (yes with a capital G!)

1. I'm grateful I remembered my blog password. I meant to keep my "News" updated on a monthly basis, but somehow the fall got a away from me. 

2. I'm grateful Surrender is releasing December 6th! This is the final Haunting Emma book. I think part of why it's taken me so long to post is that I didn't know what to say about Surrender. The final book in a series is definitely bittersweet. I'm thrilled to have completed Emma Vaile's journey, but sad to say goodbye to her and Bennett, their friends, and the ghosts--I've loved every one of these characters and it's hard to let go. On the other hand readers are letting me know they love Emma's final tale and nothing makes me happier.

3. I'm grateful that Emma's journey may not be completely over. Nothing is finalized yet, but I think it's okay for me to say Deception is being optioned for television. Who do you think should play her and Bennett?

4. I'm grateful that Hand-Me-Down, my adult novel about a woman who falls in love with a man who's dated her older sisters has also been optioned for television. Again, contracts not signed, but it's happening!

5. Mostly, I'm grateful for people: Agents, editors, readers, book bloggers, and online writing friends. Writing a book would be very lonely without them. And I'm grateful I actually have a real life with other wonderful friends and family, both new and old.

I'm sure there are many things I'm forgetting to be thankful for, but this is a pretty nice start. Tell me, who or what are you grateful for this year?

P.S. To pass on some Emma love, I'm giving away 5 signed copies of Surrender on Goodreads and posting other giveaways on the Haunting Emma page on Facebook. Happy Chanukah and Merry Christmas and Happy whatever else you may celebrate (and you know I'll never get it together to post for New Year's, so Happy New Year too!)

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Surrender by Lee Nichols


by Lee Nichols

Giveaway ends December 31, 2011.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win


Anonymous said...

Emma and Bennett on TV? WOO-HOO!!! Congratulations, Lee, on all the good news (and Surrender's release!)

Anonymous said...

I'm new to Emma and her friends. In fact, I found Deception just a few days ago, and am almost finished with Surrend. I've loved them. Working off of four hours of sleep, but totally worth it. Thank you so much for writting them, and I hope you write more YA books in the future.

I hope the series does get picked up for TV. In a perfect world, where I controled casting and could have anyone at any age, I would have Sara Paxton for Emma and Matt Lanter for Bennett. For the most part, that's who I've been picturing while reading. I may be way off, but it works for me. I think they're a bit too old to work for it now, but I think they have the right look.

Again, thank you.

Lee Nichols said...

Aw, those are great choices for casting! So glad you enjoyed the books.