Saturday, January 24, 2009

Optioned!

Good news! My Fair Godmother was just optioned! This basically means that a very brilliant producer wants to make the book into a movie. Now I'm waiting and crossing my fingers that everything else will come together, because I've always thought this book would make a great movie.

Statistically speaking, most books that are optioned don't actually make it to the box office, but I'm happy regardless because the fact that it got optioned feels like validation to me. Someone else in the business saw the potential in this book. Yay!

39 comments:

Kathleen Dalton-Woodbury said...

Congratulations, Janette! That's great news. I hope it goes further than just an option, because that would be very cool.

So, if you could pick, who would you like to see play the characters?

Melinda said...

Yay! That is so great! I'm reading My Fair Godmother now...

Good luck!

Don said...

This is awesome news! Yay!

Annette Lyon said...

Yay you! I hope it goes all the way to the box office!

chan said...

Congratulations! That would be a fantastic movie! I loved the book!

Valerie Ipson said...

Oh, my gosh, that is really exciting! Congratulations! It's an honor just to be optioned!!! ;)

Amanda D said...

I'm a newcomer to your blog, and I love your books. Congrats on being optioned! That's so exciting. Good luck and keep us posted.

Susan said...

Yay Janette! What a dream come true!!!

-Susan

janni said...

Wow--congratulations!

azang said...

I'm so happy for you! That is fantastic! I really hope they make it into a movie too!!!
-Angela

Stephanie Humphreys said...

That's so cool! I thought it would make a great movie when I read it.

tenacious d said...

Really, what a HUGE boost for you! You richly deserve it! Congratulations!

Dave, Kim, and Molly Thacker said...

Congratulations, Janette! Wonderful and exciting news!

Stephanie Black said...

Congratulations, Janette! That's is awesome!

Nancy Campbell Allen said...

Janette, this is so cool! What an awesome thing. And as a side note, I did a bookclub for my most recent book at Provident Books in Pleasant Grove and when Candace Salima came in, the first word on her lips was that she had My Fair Godmother! She was really cute.

Can't wait to read it myself!

Connie Onnie said...

How exciting, you must be extremely stocked!!!Congratulations, you deserve it.

Kari Pike said...

Happy, happy, joy, joy!!! Janette, that is so fun! I am very happy for you!

earwaxtasteslikecrayons said...

Congratulations! That's absolutely fabulous--and I also thought it would make a great movie as I was reading it.

I completely loved it, by the way. I just posted a review on my blog:
http://fullyauthorized.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/my-fair-godmother/

Thanks for providing me with hours of entertainment.

Wendy

Ashley Harward said...

Yay yay yay! That's so exciting! Congrats!

Melanie J said...

Congrats!

And I think I sold a copy for you. I was at a mystery writer's luncheon (a bunch of old ladies and me) and the author at our table said she wanted to move into YA. I told her she should check your stuff out.

I'm excited to read it!

Laini Taylor said...

That's fantastic, Janette! Fingers crossed that it makes it to the movie stage! There's a terrific graphic novel about the whole Hollywood process from a writer's perspective -- Fortune & Glory by Brian Michael Bendis. Very funny and tongue-in-cheek about the way things *work* out there.

Fingers crossed for you :-)

TruBlu93 said...

congratulations!! That's pretty amazing.

Cheryl said...

Wow, wow, wow! That is wonderful!

Alison Palmer said...

Yippee! So very proud of you Janette. It is pretty neat to know someone else in "the business" thinks you've done something worth supporting, huh? Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Janette Rallison said...

My fingers, and toes, and frequently my eyes, are crossed!

Lillian Syville said...

Thats Great. Who optioned it?

J.E. Seymour said...

I am sure you are very excited. Congrats! I would absolutely love to see my work turned into something for television or the movies.

Erin Edwards said...

Wow! How wonderful. See, happy books can do great things too!

JaredNGarrett said...

Momentous and tremendous. I hope you take a few moments to savor how wonderful this opportunity is!

I hope it makes it to the screen as well.

Debbie said...

You are my most famous friend. Your blog has more hits than anyone else I know!!! Fair Godmother was a riot!! We would definitely go to the midnight showing!! Which I totally did not even consider for Twilight!

Pickles like pizza on Christmas said...

Oh my goodness this is awesome! I loved My Fair Godmother! My sister thinks you should be a fantasy writer. Oh my goodness! I felt so bad for her when she got de-bikinied. Its never happened to be, but I have been depantsed.
My aunt sandy let me read both My Fair Godmother and Jusdt One Wish at her house. I liked Just One Wish the best, I almost cried in it at one point. It was so sweet, and funny!

Julie Wright said...

That is absoltuely awesome!!!!

AnnGee said...

I just wanted to say that I just barely read this book and it was AMAZING!When my friends asked if it was better than Twilight I said YES! They all want to borrow the book and I don't blame them! Thanks for you amazing imagination!
~AnnGee Wayment

Marsha Ward said...

YAA Hoooo, Janette! Vindication is soooo sweet!

Ashley Harward said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!

What more can be said?

Oh, I know- You Rock!

Pink Ink said...

Congrats!! That's GREAT, Janette.

Kaferine said...

Oh yay! I just finished this book and I loved it! That hasn't happened since Twilight (and I read a lot, so that makes it special). It's been awhile since a book made me laugh out loud!

I hope if it ever becomes a movie they stay faithful to the book! :)

Reinjel said...

I don't think the author gets to chose who the characters will be in the movie. If the book My Fair Godmother does become a movie. **I really hope so because I am IN LOVE WITH THAT BOOK**lol anyways I was hoping that you could make a sequel of the book becuase, "My Fair Godmother" is a kind of book that does sound like a movie and will turn into a series.

So if you ever think about it, please tell me if you will make a sequel becuase I have a great idea of what will happens next.

My username for aim is my identity so if you have aim. Please reply to my request. Thank You soo Much for writing My Fair Godmother. It was awesome.

P.S. I just finished reading the book. hehehe in 3 days actually :P

Rachel said...

I just read the book today, my first of yours, and came to the blog to check it out. Congratulations and good luck! I also thought it would be a fun movie when I read it. I'm excited to read more of your books!