As readers of this blog know, I’ve been distressed over the cover of my French edition, La maîtress du soleil, which shows my blonde French character with jet black hair.
Now, after several sallies back and forth through my agent, the publisher has agreed to give the novel a new cover next spring, when it will be reissued: a heroine with blonde hair, as well as a more literary design. I’m relieved!
I’m also in the final signing stage for a film contract for a mini-series for the Josephine B. Trilogy (this has been in the works for some time), and on the verge of signing an option for a feature film of Mistress of the Sun. Sing ye!
As well, I’ve had an offer to translate all my books—both the Trilogy and Mistress of the Sun—into Turkish. Yay!
Now, back to packing … !
"Hurry up and wait." How true, Allie!
Oh MY! I wasn't aware that Josephine B is being considered for a mini-series, or that Mistress of the Sun is possibly going to be made into a movie! I've always thought that Josephine and Napoleon's story needs to be brought to life on the screen. How incredibly exciting for you (and for all of us fans)!!! I was just talking to Robin Maxwell earlier today about how many steps are involved in getting a book made into a movie. She had a lot of interest in turning The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn into a movie and a miniseries, but unfortunately, it didn't happen. She's now in the stages of getting one of her other novels, The Wild Irish, made into a film in Australia. My father, who was a television producer back in the '80s, always tells me that Hollywood is all about "hurry up and wait," so I can somewhat empathize with what you're going through, coming from a family that has been involved in the television/film world for many years. It must be very frustrating, but if it does happen, how gratifying all that hard work will then feel! So happy for you, Sandra! Keeping my fingers (and toes!) crossed that all goes according to plan.
Rachel, having an option for a mini-series is rather going on a first date. There are many, many more steps to go through. It's not unlike falling in love, getting engaged, married, and THEN the 'baby' is born!
When it does happen (IF it happens) I will be making LOTS of noise about it, for sure!
Please tell me the miniseries will be available for US viewers?
Thank you, Marg! I LONG to see both in film.
Congratulations Sandra! It must be very exciting that there is interest! Fingers crossed for getting to the next stage in the process!
Yes, Julianne — although I know enough about options to know to enjoy them in the present … and not to think of the future. It's a small miracle that anything ever makes it to film.
What wonderful news all around, Sandra. How exciting about the film option!
Thank you, Bella!
This is all fabulous news, congratulations! I really enjoyed Mistress of the Sun =)
Thank you, Erika, Jackie and Elisa!
Congrats! This is great! :)
Congratulations times four, Sandra.
Or is that times Five because both JB and Mistress are to be in Turkish?
Anyway – many congratulations to you!