"KK&P Lands Film Rights to 'EDEN'!"

So, I kind of hinted and some way-beyond-exciting things that were happening about a month ago on Facebook, but I just couldn't talk about it. Well, now I can!

Remember, back a few months ago when I posted this picture, titled "A Girl Can Dream, Right?", a project I made out of boredom...


This just came out today on Variety.com.  The official link is HERE.

KK&P lands pic rights to 'Eden'
Dystopian thriller to be based on Keary Taylor novel
By JEFF SNEIDER


Independent financier and production company Kerry, Kimmel and Pollack has acquired rights to Keary Taylor's novel "Eden," a dystopian thriller described as a cross between "The Hunger Games" and "The Terminator."


Story follows Eve, a teenage girl living in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity is on the brink of extinction and robots that were created to serve humans have turned against them. As Eve struggles to fight the Fallen and help her friends find safety, she must choose between a boy she has always trusted and one who holds the secrets to her past.


"Eden" will be produced by Mark Morgan ("The Twilight Saga"), Kami Garcia (the "Beautiful Creatures" series), Brett Hudson ("Fast Flash to Bang Time") and Michael Pollack ("Black Forest").


KK&P, which recently acquired feature film and TV rights to pop culture guru Caprice Crane's novel "How to Be a Hater," is currently in pre-production on the W. Peter Illif-scripted psychological thriller "Fast Flash to Bang Time."


Holy freaking cow!!! You guys have no idea how excited I am about this!!!!! My husband and I are actually flying out to California on Friday to go meet with Mark Morgan and Kami Garcia. How amazing is that?! Meeting the producer of the Twilight movies and a NYT bestselling author of some seriously fantastic books!

(Note: The actor's I put in my picture above probably won't have anything to do with my movie, who knows... and honestly I have NO idea when it would actually be released)

So if you feel like it, share the news! This is pretty exciting, especially considering that I am a self-published author who was told "no" by more than 100 literary agents between all of my books. And you know what? KK&P wasn't the only production company in Hollywood to contact me ;-) This could be really big news in the self-publishing world.

So never give up on your dreams people! Amazing things can happen if you believe in yourself enough!

Thank you all so much for your support! It really does mean the world to me.

19 comments:

Jenni Merritt said...

Ah! AH! AHHH!!
Keary, I am BEYOND mega stoked for you! This is just amazing. I am so happy I have been able to be with you all the steps of this way... Eden (and you) DESERVES to be on the big screen!

Remember me when you are huge... ;)

Michèle Griskey said...

Keary,
Congratulations. You are such a source of inspiration right now. Enjoy the journey!

Jamie Manning said...

KEARY!!! This is such awesome, amazing, exciting, stupendous, thrilling news!!! Seriously, I am so over-the-moon happy for you (and for all of us who loved Eden and now get to see it on the big screen!) HUGE congrats!!

Angeline Kace said...

Wow!! I don't know how you were able to keep this to yourself. This is HUGE!! Super congrats!! I seriously can't wait to see this!!

C.J Duggan said...

Keary you have made my year! This is such amazing news, you so deserve this! Here's to some seriously amazing times ahead! x

Katie Dodge said...

Wow, congrats! How exciting!

Kathryn Thurman said...

Amazing! So excited for you. Holy cow!!!

Petra @ Safari Poet said...

Wow, that's such exciting news. Congratulations!!!

Samantha Young said...

Amazing Keary!!! Eden was one of my favourite reads this year - I just had the paperback shipped over from the US! I'm so excited for you, this will be AWESOME on the big screen :-D

Kim said...

Congratulations! I loved Eden.

Is there going to be a sequel?

::please say yes::

~Crystal~ said...

AaaaaaH!!!! That is SO AWESOME!!!!! Eden is my favorite book of yours. I am SO excited for you! Keep us posted!

We live in a Zoo! said...

Keary!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!! That is so exciting!!!!! Congratulations!!!!

Amanda said...

Congratulations Keary!! That's so incredible! :)

Live, Love, Laugh, Write! said...

That's sooo exciting! And very inspiring :)

Nikki Jefford said...

Excited and envious all in one: Congratulations, Keary!

This weekend I wrote about you for my Thursday (12/22) love & romance post at YA Stands and popped over to see what you’ve been up to. Big news!

Greatest Christmas gift ever.
Happy! Happy!

*Chrissy* said...

OH MY GOSH KEARY!!!! That is so exciting!!! I am so happy for you!

Keary Taylor said...

Thank you so much everyone! I am overwhelmed and very humbled out the outpouring of support! You guys are all amazing and I couldn't have gotten here if not for all of you!

Trisha said...

I'm a little bit late to this party, but just wanted to say WOW, congratulations!!! This is indeed awesome news for the self-publishing world :)

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