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Day 9-12: West Coast

Day 9-11: West Coast Swing (SF, LA) Schools Visited: 8 Total Audience: 2500 Where I am right now: Noshing on sour green plums on an open-air terrace at my friend’s house in Brentwood What’s on my iPod: “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” by Taylor Swift The tour is finally over and as sleep-deprived […]

Universal Buys The School for Good & Evil

It's official! THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL will be a major studio movie. As reported by Deadline Hollywood:

After a spirited auction, Universal Pictures has won the property in a seven-figure deal for book and scriptwriting fees. It’s the first title in a novel trilogy by Soman Chainani that will be published in the U.S. by HarperCollins on May 14 and in the U.K. on June 6. The trilogy tells the story of ordinary boys and girls who are kidnapped from their homes and sent to The School for Good and Evil, where they are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains, princesses and witches.
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SGE Debuts on NY Times Best Seller List

Huge news! THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD & EVIL explodes onto the New York Times Best Seller list at #7 in its first week of release—a rare feat for a first-time author and a first book in a series. In addition, SGE has landed high on the even more difficult Indie Bestseller List for the week of June 2, reflecting sales at independent bookstores around the country.

Day 8: Chicago

Day 8: Chicago Schools Visited: 2 Total Audience: 850 Where I am right now: In the Dallas Airport, waiting for my flight to San Francisco, under a tornado watch and praying I get to SF in one piece, let alone on time What’s on my iPod: “I Want it That Way,” Backstreet Boys After a […]

Day 7: Chicago

Day 7: Chicago Where I am right now: Curled up in bed, waiting for room service — Wait. I hear them knocking on the room next door. Hold on. Back. ME: Hi. I think that’s mine. ROOM SERVICE LADY: No, it’s for 1104. ME: And they also ordered oatmeal without milk, fruit salad, and peppermint […]

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