Wednesday, September 09, 2015

SAVING ZOE movie option!!!

Hey Everyone-

Well, I've been sitting on this news for a while and I'm so thrilled to finally announce that SAVING ZOE has been optioned for film!!

Here's the Publisher's Marketplace listing:

September 9, 2015
Film rights #1 NYT bestselling author Alyson Noel's SAVING ZOE, about the complicated relationship between two sisters showing how the bond can endure long after one of them has gone, to actress/producers Ellen Marano, Vanessa Marano (Switched at Birth), and Laura Marano (Austin and Ally) with Jeffrey G. Hunt (Vampire Diaries) directing.

I'm so excited to have such amazingly talented people attached to this project! I met the Marano sisters and their mother, Ellen, a few years back when they first expressed interest in Saving Zoe and I can honestly say that not only are these girls beautiful both inside and out, but I can't think of a better pair to portray fictional sisters Echo and Zoe.

SAVING ZOE was released in 2007. It marked my seventh book at the time, and even though I've written many books since, ZOE has always held a special place in my heart. Which is why I'm thrilled that my dream of seeing this story adapted for either the big or small screen is one step closer to becoming a reality.

For those of you unfamiliar with the story, here's a blurb:

One dead sister's secrets save the other's life—in more ways than one...
It's been one year since the brutal murder of her sister, Zoë, and fifteen year old Echo is still reeling from the aftermath. Her parents are numb, her friends are moving on, and the awkward start to her freshman year proves she'll never live up to her sister's memory.
Until Zoë's former boyfriend Marc shows up with her diary.
At first Echo's not interested, doubting there's anything in there she doesn't already know. But when curiosity prevails, she starts reading, becoming so immersed in her sister's secret world, their lives begin to blur, forcing Echo to uncover the truth behind Zoë's life, so that she can start to rebuild her own.
Prepare to laugh your heart out and cry your eyes out in this highly addictive tale, as Alyson Noël tackles the complicated relationship between two sisters and shows how the bond can endure long after one of them is gone.
SAVING ZOE also received some nice recognition, including these:
  • National Reader's Choice Award winner for the Young Adult category 
  • Nominated for YALSA's 2008 Teens' Top Ten list! 
  • Nominated for a CYBIL AWARD 
  • Featured on the CBS Early Show's "Give the Gift of Reading" segment as a book to buy for teens! 
  • Chosen as one of the "Best Books of 2007" on 
  • "Reviewer's Choice 2007 Top Ten List" on
  • Chosen as a Junior Advisory Board "Favourite read" for Canada's largest book retailer, Chapter/Indigo/Coles
More to come, but for now -- thanks for letting me share this exciting news!!

Peace * Joy * Love

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