Sony Pictures To Get In On “Mortal Instruments”

Written by Ella Thomson on Saturday, March 31st, 2012

Constantin Film looks to be partnering with Sony Pictures for the film adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s young adult fantasy novel Mortal Instruments. The film will be directed by Harald Zwart, who directed Karate Kid. (more…)


Harry Crews Passes Away

Written by Ella Thomson on Friday, March 30th, 2012

Sadly, American novelist Harry Crews passed away on Wednesday due to complications from neuropathy. Crews was a popular cult author, who wrote novels, plays, short stories and essays. (more…)


Order of Stieg Larsson Books

Stieg Larsson (1954-2004) was a Swedish author who is best known for the Millennium series, a crime fiction series that includes the incredibly popular The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. During his lifetime, he edited periodicals and wrote some non-fiction books in Swedish. He spent his life researching right-wing extremism. Larsson himself was a communist. (more…)


Suzanne Collins Owns USA Today Top 4

Written by Brandon Williams on Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Suzanne Collins has captured the top four spots on USA Today’s Best-Selling Books List. This is a feat reserved for names such as J.K. Rowling with Harry Potter, Stephenie Meyer with Twilight and now Collins with The Hunger Games, with the boxset taking the fourth spot. (more…)


Order of Shane Scully Books

Shane Scully is a fictional LAPD Detective III who appears in novels by American author and television producer Stephen Cannell. Scully is an orphan, so he grew up alone and continues to be a loner (especially at the beginning of the series). (more…)


Talks of Enid Blyton Statue To Be Built in Hometown

Written by Dan Malone on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Rod Reed, an ex-councillor in Beckenham, England, is looking to celebrate the life and accomplishments of one of the town’s most famous residents in the form of a statue.

“I carried out research and was amazed to find that there was no statue of Enid Blyton in Great Britain and it has always struck me as a lost opportunity that there is no celebration of her life in Beckenham where she spent her childhood and adolescence. (more…)


New Wilbur Smith Novel To Hit Big Screen

Written by Jenny Brady on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Reelart Media has purchased the rights for the Wilbur Smith novel Those in Peril, which looks to have a 2014 release.

Those in Peril is a thriller about pirates off the Somalian coast. You can get the best price for the mass market paperback of Those in Peril by Wilbur Smith as of tomorrow. You can also find it in hardcover and eBook formats. The trade paperback has yet to be released. (more…)


Order of Stephen J. Cannell Books

Stephen J. Cannell (1941-2010) was an American author and TV producer. He even did a bit of acting as well. He is known for creating the television shows The A-Team and 21 Jump Street among many other shows. As a novelist, he wrote the Shane Scully series and several standalone novels. (more…)


Surprise New Director on Jack Ryan Project

Written by Julie Vegas on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

After Lost’s Jack Bender left the untitled Jack Ryan project, it appears that Thor director Kenneth Branagh will now take the helm. (more…)


Nora Roberts Nominated for Two RWA Awards

Written by Julie Vegas on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

The Romance Writers of America has named Nora Roberts (as J.D. Robb) as a finalist for their RITA Awards.

New York to Dallas by J.D. Robb was nominated for Romantic Suspense, while Chaos in Death by J.D. Robb were both nominated for the Romantic Novella award. Both books are apart of the J.D. Robb In Death series.

The winners of these awards will be announced at the RWA’s 32nd annual conference on July 28th, 2012 in Anaheim, CA.