Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wow. Just, wow.

Today has been a whirlwind of awesome. I think I've forgotten to eat, but I can't remember and who cares. Thank you for your emails and your tweets and your messages on Facebook. Thank you for being excited with me! Don't forget to send me your pictures for the contest.

I need to go get ready for my very first signing (EEK), but I thought I'd share a little news with you. Pretty much the only thing that could possibly make today any more exciting (other than magically growing that final eight inches to hit my goal height of 5'7").

Let me preface this by saying how humble I feel today with all of this excitement. I went into this goal of being an author with very realistic expectations. I thought I'd eventually sell one book for a little bit of money, work several years to build up an audience, and hoped against hope that I'd eventually be able to make a career out of writing. I figured it'd be a fight to get anyone to notice my books when they came out. I figured I'd have disappointments and struggles aplenty.

I didn't count on Michelle Wolfson and Erica Sussman and HarperTeen and you. This journey with Paranormalcy has exceeded my expectations at every single turn, and it's overwhelmingly wonderful. I feel very humble, I'm not sure what I did to deserve so much good fortune, but I'm grateful every day.

Of course, I left off two more people. They would be Jon Cassir and Matthew Snyder, my smart and dedicated agents at CAA and the engineers of my final piece of news for the day.

I'll give you a hint:

It starts with an "F"...



and ends with...



"ilm option rights sold."

Yup. Last night. I'm still kind of freaking out about it, strangely enough. We sold the option to Adler Pictures and Reverie Entertainment. The producer, Gil Adler, is wonderful and dynamic and passionate, and I am so excited to see what he has in store for Paranormalcy.

Tomorrow or the next day I'll explain what, exactly, selling a film option means.

For now, I'm very humbly and overwhelmedly and disbelievingly signing off with another thank you.

Thank you all.

92 comments:

Jodi Meadows said...

How awesome!! Congratulations!

Tara (The Bodacious Pen) said...

Congrats, Kiersten! I can't wait until my copy arrives, I'm so excited to read it. :)

Elizabeth Ryann said...

Wow, congratulations!!! What a star day!

Debra L. Schubert said...

Holy Moses, you rock it, girlfriend!!!

Kathryn said...

Wow! Cool!!! :D

Anthony said...

WOW! Congratulations!

Crystal said...

Congratulations Kiersten! I can't imagine how you must be feeling right now.

Again, Happy Release (and film option) Day!!

K. M. Walton said...

Can you say, EPICALLY awesome day??!?!?!

Rachel Bateman said...

Oh my gosh, Kiersten! I am so, so excited for you. And talk about great timing - there is just SO MUCH GOOD being piled on you today. Happy, happy.

No I will go back to stalking my mail carrier until he gives me my copy of Paranormalcy.

Corey Wright said...

Ahh!! HOW EXCITING!! Congrats on this super amazing day!

Tahereh said...

eeeeeeee!!! CONGRATS!! :D :D :D

i'm so so incredibly thrilled for you! you're going straight to the top of the publishing industry and we'll be there every step of the way!

congrats again and again!! :D

enjoy every moment!!

Jessica said...

Awesomest YA movie news EVER! Congrats! Evie will be quite the kick-bleep movie star heroine!

Danielle said...

Wow! Congratulations all around, Kiersten. I have my copy of Paranormalcy already and will start reading tonight which means I should probably drink some more coffee since I'll probably not want to stop reading until I'm done which will be about 6 in the morning.

Wow. That's a run on sentence.

:)

Danielle

Megs said...

AAAAIAIAIIIIIIIII!!! Congratulations! I knew it, I knew it, I knew it...ahem. It all seems so surreal; and it's not even happening to me. :) Good luck with the signings and everything. You'll charm everyone. :)

Angela Ackerman said...

Oh My! This just gets better and better! Wishing nothing but happiness and success your way, but I think you have that well in hand already. Congrats!

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

Julie said...

Congrats!!!

And it's because you share your adventure with everyone in such a kind and fun way that we're all rooting for you. Have fun at the signing!

Indigo said...

To echo the title of this post...Wow. Just. WOW! I'm speechless and so amazingly happy for you. (Hugs)Indigo

Caroline Grace: said...

AHHH!! Congratulations!! MY COPY IS IN THE MAIL. I can't wait. You are amazing. Thank YOU for letting us all share the excitement!

Magan said...

Eeeee! I'm hoping that they cast "The Situation" as the creepy vampire in the beginning! *fingers crossed*

My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

congrats and happy dance your way

Summer Ross said...

That is so wonderful for you!

Kristan said...

WOOOOOW!!! Congrats! Oh man oh man oh man!

Corrine said...

That is amazing!!! Congratulations!!!! :D

Daisy Whitney said...

Wonderful!

thekams said...

That is so amazing! Congrats (and happy book birthday!)!!

Kim Walus said...

Wow! AWESoME News! Very Very excited for you. I wish we could be there tonight to help celebrate with you!!

Anne R. Allen said...

OMG. What a day. Major congrats!

Claire Dawn said...

WOW!!! There are like tears in my eyes! Last night, while I was reading, and Lend was "flashing through identities," I thought, "Oh Bleep. I'd love to see that on film!!!" Yay!

Pity the movie industry is just as slow as the publishing industry. You're going to make me have to grow some patience.

Ivy Hawthorn said...

Wow Kiersten! Congratulations! I have to say when I read PARANORMACLY, I thought, hey, this would be a GREAT movie! Which means it's a FANTASTIC book! I am SO happy for you and wish you all the best of luck! Have fun at your signing!

geapergrim said...

Woohoo! Congrats! I hope one of your stipulations was no Kristen Stewart for female lead;)

Rick Daley said...

I'm so happy for you I could actually squee, except I'm a guy and I don't squee. Ever. But if I did, now would be the time, I swear!

Heather said...

Wow wow wow! That's awesome news! I'm so excited for you!

Pretty soon you are going to be too famous to stand outside of elevators waiting for me. And that will make me very sad.

Stephanie McGee said...

Congrats! That rocks! (And the book rocks, too!)

Steena Holmes said...

Goosebumps!!!!!

Marybeth Poppins said...

Super congrats Kiersten! It's been fun watching you on your journey. I am so proud of you and happy for you!

Brad Jaeger said...

Holy Jebus! Congrats!!!

Patty Blount said...

Holy sparkly pink tasers, Kiersten, this is AWESOME!

My Kindle copy arrived today and I'm reading it now. *applauds*

Congrats, so happy for you.

Graystone said...

Wow. Congrats! This is wonderful news!

Lydia Sharp said...

WOW THAT IS SO FREAKING AWESOME!!!

(you can't see it but I'm doing jumping jacks)

Katrina L. Lantz said...

This is bleep amazing!!

I was just thinking (as I read the book for the first time this morning) how great your visuals are, and would lend perfectly to film!!

Can't wait to see what they do with it. I hope they don't dilly dally.;-)

Andrea Cremer said...

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ishta Mercurio said...

HUGE congratulations! That is mega-awesome news.

Vicki Rocho said...

OMG. Are you exhausted from the happy dancing you've been doing all day? It just keeps getting more and more awesome and I'm thrilled to be watching your successes pile up!

John Poindexter said...

Congratulations Kiersten on not only the book debut, but selling the film rights.

Can't wait to see production shots and then the movie.

Tawna Fenske said...

Super huge congrats! Can't wait to hear more about it.

Tawna

KT said...

AHHHH again!!!

jonyangorg said...

Congrats on an amazing release day! And another San Diego author is officially on the map!

Mundie Moms said...

That is so AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited for you! Paranormalcy would be an amazing movie!!

Enjoy your first signing! I can't wait to see you Austin next month.

Congratulations on an amazing day!

Jessica Subject said...

Release day and selling film option rights, how exciting! Congrats!

Matt said...

Holy Frakkin' Wow! Congratulations. Twice.

Anonymous said...

A film option! OMG that's so cool!
Even though I don't really know what it is...*bites lip and stares off into distance trying to decide if she feels stupid or not...*
*shakes her head*
Nope, I'm good with it. :) haha but I would really like to know! (I do know that it's really superly cool though so YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAAAAAAAAAAAAY!
Go Evie, go Kiersten! :)
YAY Paranormalcy!
But come on, you're AMAZINGLY talented, how could you think you would struggle to gets fans? I've only read the first bit and I LOVE IT!
Your Loyal Fan,
Freya Dark ;)

Robin Mellom said...

Awesome!! Congrats on all your current and FUTURE success. :-) :-)

Audreya said...

Congratulations!!

I'm leaving on vacation tomorrow and I've already told my husband our route has to take me by a Barnes & Noble so I can get Paranormalcy!

Lisa Potts said...

Yay! Who should play Evie? Hmmmm...

squinto said...

WOW! That is absolutely AMAZING. You must be bursting with excitement! Film option rights sold BEFORE your debut novel's release day? That is just piles of awesome right there! It's like a Cinderella story. :D

Congratulations!

Kristi Faith said...

O.M.G.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dominique said...

Congrats! That's awesome. :)

Aubrey said...

Yay! I can't wait to meet you at your signing in my neck of the woods! Congrats!

Myrna Foster said...

Squee!!!! I wish you could see all of the smiles you're generating. :)

rissawrites said...

WOW! I did the whole soap opera gasp too.

Very happy for you. Now if only my book would get here. Come on, come on!

So very happy for you.

congratulations!!!

C.E. said...

WOW GO YOU!! Congrats! I get all nervousy-excited for you every time i read a new post lately. I'm sure you deserve every moment of your success!

Krista V. said...

Wow. That's fantastic news, Kiersten. Glad I popped by.

Afterthought: Oh, and happy release day:) Next time I get to a bookstore, I know exactly what I'll be buying.

tamifoulger said...

It was so fun to see you tonight at the book signing. You looked adorable by the way. I am truly happy and excited for you. I hope you have what is sure to be an amazing ride.
I love it when great things happen to good people! Enjoy, enjoy, ENJOY!

xo

Dara said...

Oh SWEETNESS! That is seriously awesome! It's funny because as I was reading I kept thinking "This would make a fantastic movie." So very cool!!!

Jade said...

Dude, that is so freaking awesome!! Here's to hoping it DOES get turned into a film. That would rock eight ways from yesterday.

Congrats!!!

Anonymous said...

Pretty cool site you've got here. Thanks for it. I like such topics and anything that is connected to this matter. I definitely want to read more soon.

Bella Smith

Patti said...

Very exciting. I'm picking up the book tomorrow when I go to the city, because my small town didn't have it and I couldn't wait for htem to order it in.

Seabrooke said...

Congratulations, Kiersten, that's absolutely crazy fabulous news! And hard on the heels (or nipping at the toes?) of your book's release, too. Could a day get much better?

One of the best things I've enjoyed about your blog is that you come across as just one of the gals, a down-to-earth normal person with the same nervousness and excitement and "can this be happening to me?"-ness that I'd feel were I in your shoes. And so it's been an inspiration to hear of your road and your successes, and think that maybe these things aren't just something that happens to "other people", after all.

latishajean said...

Congrats I can't wait to read it I was lucky to win a copy and am so looking forward to it. I heard so many wonderful things about your book and I so love the cover.
So Big Congrats again :)

Whirlochre said...

Knew it.

Just knew it.

Call me Mr Predicto...

Nicole MacDonald said...

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heidikins said...

Gaaah! Shut up! I am SO FREAKING HAPPY FOR YOU!!

ACRONYM! BLEEP BLEEPITY BLEEPIT!

Also--I can't stop laughing about the end of your book, the part that (presumably) takes place in the high school gym. ;o)

xox

Diana said...

Wee! Congrats dear! I'm from Brazil and even knowing Paranormalcy is gonna be released here next year, couldn't wait! Just ordered at Book Depository. Really can't wait to read!
Best wishes!

Melanie Avila said...

WOW! Congratulations!!

Tenshi said...

Congrats for the Film thing. Waaaaaaaah so exciting news^^

Emily White said...

Congratulations! I'm sending you balloons and confetti!

Jillian said...

That's awesome!! Congrats! :-D

Hannah Mariska said...

WOW Thats's amazing!! I bet you're so excited!!

ellen said...

Wow, that's awesome, congratulations!

lynnrush said...

Wow! What a great way to end release day, huh? How exciting!

Christine Fonseca said...

Your signing was AWESOME and I am SO THRILLED FOR YOU!!!! You deserve every happiness Kiersten. The book is AMAZING!

Ellen Brickley said...

Amazing news, Kiersten, many congratulations! :D

Anita Saxena said...

WOW! This must be like the best day EVER for you. And by the way, being 5'7" is over rated. I'm 5'6" so I don't know what it's like to have that extra inch, but I can assure you it's nothing to cry over at night. Enjoy the success!

Fi-chan (Bookish-Escape) said...

CONGRATULATIONS! :D Sooooo happy for you!

Lisa said...

Yeah! Congratulations, Kiersten!!

Jenilyn Tolley said...

Congratulations!! That's awesome!

Stacy said...

Congrats on the Film Rights! I bought Paranormalcy on Amazon and I won't get it for a few days so I bought it on the Kindle last night - now you get TWO royalty payments from me - get yourself something good! Also, I'm 5'2" on a good day (in the morning) I say anyone taller is just jealous because they didn't stop growing when they were at the perfect height.

Madeleine said...

You're welcome times a million! The wonderful thing about supporting Paranormalcy (a great book) is that it's just as fun to support you (a great person). You really do bring smiles to my face (and definitely other people's) in ways that no one else could.... So thank you!

What exciting news! I'm eager to hear more news about that over the next few years. :D

-Madeleine Rex Who Really Wants Her Copy of Paranormalcy to Arrive.

Alexander Bennett (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover) said...

Ah! Congrats, congrats, congrats!

Sarah Beth Durst said...

Happy (slightly belated) book birthday, Kiersten!

Jame said...

So much to celebrate! Congrats times a million, Kiersten!!!

Jame

Christine said...

Sometimes Kiersten is so freaking amazing there isn't a label good enough!!!!