September 26, 2006

Takin' Care of Business, at Office Depot

No this post isn't actually about Office Depot. I just happen to have that song stuck in my head right now.

The big news is that it looks like we finally do have a deal for the film rights to King Dork. I'm not allowed to "release" the details yet, but trust me, said details are pretty juicy. More later, I promise.

In other news, I don't think I ever mentioned here that Random House/Delacorte has indeed bought my second novel-in-progress, Andromeda Klein. Also, I am told that Penguin Puffin has acquired the UK rights to King Dork. I'm not positive yet, but it's likely that the British KD will be a paperback original and will come out, perhaps, in Spring 2007.

Finally, I just noticed that there are only a few days left before the Sept. 30th deadline for public voting for the Quill Book Awards. As I said before, there is some crazily stiff competition, and maybe I don't have much of a chance, but if you haven't already voted, you might as well vote for King Dork. I mean, it costs you nothing. If you can find it in your heart to click here and also here, then by all means, click away.

UPDATE: the Pop Punk Bored kids have some casting suggestions.

Posted by Dr. Frank at September 26, 2006 10:00 PM | TrackBack

Congrats on the movie deal! I saw this as a movie the first time I read it.

Posted by: Pete at September 27, 2006 01:48 AM

You got my vote.

Posted by: sig at September 27, 2006 02:17 AM


Posted by: Matt R. at September 27, 2006 02:19 AM

Aaaiiieeeee!!!! I've been hearing some little things about the movie deal over at the office, and I can't even handle how great it sounds.

Posted by: Sasha at September 27, 2006 03:12 AM

Congrats! Can't wait the juice!

Posted by: MT at September 27, 2006 04:22 AM

I totally just squealed, Frank.

Posted by: Megan at September 27, 2006 06:18 AM

This is awesome. Make sure they don't cast that edward furlong though, I heard he's always late. And make sure your cameo is longer than the one in the yummy yummy punk rock girls video.

Posted by: MArk at September 27, 2006 08:09 AM

Can you tell us if it is going to be a major studio or an indie movie?

Posted by: josh at September 27, 2006 12:39 PM

congratulations on all of it.

Posted by: aaron at September 28, 2006 12:10 AM

congratulations on all of it.

Posted by: aaron at September 28, 2006 12:11 AM

Hey Frank!
Great news about the movie deal. Congrats on that!
I finally got a copy of King Dork and I'm reading it right now.
Good stuff!
I hope all is well.
All the best from Holland,

Posted by: Stefan at September 28, 2006 12:15 PM

Congratulations, Frank! I'm happy for you. Just make sure they don't make the movie too PG-ish.

Posted by: jordan at September 28, 2006 04:29 PM

I can't think of too many film adaptations of YA works that were worthwhile. I remember seeing The Chocolate War back in like 1990 on the big screen - first one there - and being like so disappointed. Hollywood has done much better with fantasy based YA (Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Lewis's Narnia) (BBC did much better with the latter, btw).

Here's hoping this one (Dork) is done right. Great book....laughed almost all the way through it, aside from the weak mystery angle.

Posted by: David at September 29, 2006 03:00 AM