News, Excerpts, Foreign Editions, & More!
TRANSLATIONS & EDITIONS of THE MERYL STREEP MOVIE CLUB:
Simon & Schuster buys the rights to the MERYL STREEP MOVIE CLUB (to be published on 6/19 in the U.S. and Canada. Thank you!)
Simon & Schuster UK preemptively buys the rights to THE MERYL STREEP MOVIE CLUB (to be published in the UK on 7/1. Thank you!)
German rights preemptively sold to Rowohlt (danke!) -- pub date: September 2012
Italian rights sold at auction to Piemme (grazie!)
Czech rights sold to Albatros (děkuji!)
Bulgarian rights sold to Locus's Intense imprint (благодаря!)
Complex Chinese rights sold to Rye Field (謝謝)
Brazilian rights sold to Companhia (obrigada!)
French rights sold to Presses De La Cite (merci!) -- pub date: October 11, 2012
Dutch rights to Xander (dank je!)
Polish rights to Weltbild (dziękuję!)
Serbian rights to Alnari (хвала!)
Hungarian rights to Libri (köszönöm!
Spanish rights to Grupo Planeta (gracias!) -- pub date: October 23, 2012
Catalan rights to Grup 62 (gràcies!)
Russian rights to AST (спасибо!)
Greek rights to Editions Klidarithmos (σας ευχαριστώ!)
Portuguese rights to Bertrand (obrigada!!)
Turkish rights to Bilge Kultur (teşekkür ederim!)
MY NEXT NOVEL:
FINDING COLIN FIRTH will be published by Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books on July 9, 2013. The story of three women, connected in secret and surprising ways, who are in for a life changing summer when rumor has it that actor Colin Firth (I can't even type his name without feeling the swoon) is coming to their coastal Maine town to film his new movie . . . .
INTERVIEWS & GUEST BLOG POSTS:
WordsXO: How Meryl Streep movies, the search for a fictitious inn, and a road trip with my son made a Mainer out of me. Guest Blog post--thank you, Julia Martin!
Writer Unboxed: Inspiration and the "Yeah, but..."
BJ's Book Club Q&A
Women's Fiction Writers How Thanksgiving, Divorce, and Meryl Streep Led To My First Novel. Guest blog. Thank you, Amy Nathan!
Free Book Friday Q&A
THE MERYL STREEP MOVIE CLUB is the She Reads Book Club Pick for September! Join in the discussion on their forum and check She Reads often for blog posts about my inspiration for the novel, the soundtrack for the book, and my literary first love. I'll be visiting She Reads all month.
READING WITH ROBIN RADIO SHOW!
Excited to announce I'll be talking about THE MERYL STREEP MOVIE CLUB on the famed Reading With Robin radio show, 920 WHJJ, on Saturday, August 4th at 7:30 a.m. Not an early bird? You can catch the podcast on Robin's site, Reading With Robin (see link above.)
Listen to THE MERYL STREEP MOVIE CLUB--available as an audio book. Here's an except: SoundCloud
Available to purchase:
MY NEXT NOVEL (SUMMER 2013):
As announced in Publishers Marketplace: Mia March's FINDING COLIN FIRTH, a spin-off of the author's debut, The Meryl Streep Movie Club, in which three very different women, connected in secret and surprising ways, are in for a life-changing summer when rumors abound that Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth is coming to a small Maine town to film scenes from his new movie, to Karen Kosztolnyik at Gallery, by Alexis Hurley at Inkwell Management (NA).
WOMAN'S DAY SUMMER MUST-READ LIST!
Such a nice suprise to see THE MERYL STREEP MOVIE CLUB on Woman's Day's list. (Click over to the third slide for their review, which made my day.) I want all these books!
USA TODAY's SUMMER BOOKS PREVIEW!
Thank you, USA TODAY, for selecting The Meryl Streep Movie Club as one of this summer's must-read Beach Reads.
A wonderful KIRKUS REVIEW is an event in itself! Overjoyed by this:
When Lolly Weller summons her daughter and nieces home to The Three Captains’ Inn, her announcement that she has been diagnosed with cancer is just one of many life-changing secrets to be told.
March’s debut novel uses the films of Meryl Streep to illuminate these women’s lives and to drive away the shadows that dim their happiness. After their mother and father die in a car crash, Isabel and June Nash are taken in by their Aunt Lolly, who lost her own husband in the same crash. Lolly’s daughter, Kat, gains instant sisters, but grief tinges the familial bonds. Now grown up, gathered back under Lolly’s roof, and drafted into Friday Movie Nights, these young women begin to reconsider the choices they have made—and the opportunities ahead. Like the heroine of Heartburn, Isabel is reeling from her husband’s affair. Handsome veterinarian Griffin might know the sting of infidelity, as well, and Isabel is certainly drawn to him for more than their shared pain. Kat has been all but betrothed to Oliver since they were toddlers, but she’s not sure if she is more ready to marry Oliver or to run off to a Paris patisserie. Defending Your Life makes her wonder if the real shame is in missing the opportunities life offers. Perhaps the exotic Dr. Matteo Viola is such an opportunity. Like the daughter in Streep’s Mama Mia!, June’s son, Charlie, has never known his real father. To help Charlie finish his family tree project, June agrees to once more search for John Smith, but maybe Henry Books is a truer father for Charlie. And she can’t deny her own attraction to him for much longer. But which movie mirrors Lolly’s past? What secret does she hide still? And why has she watched Out of Africa only once in her life?
A heartwarming, spirit-lifting read just in time for beach season.
UK COVER ALERT!
Madly in love with the UK cover for THE MERYL STREEP MOVIE CLUB (publication date: 6/30 from Simon & Schuster UK)
VISIT SIMON & SCHUSTER'S SPECIAL WEBSITE FOR THE MERYL STREEP MOVIE CLUB
Excerpt, Reading Group Guide, (but don't read the Q&A in the Reading Group Guide BEFORE you read the novel because there's a big spoiler!) and even a guide to which treats to gobble up with each movie watched and discussed in the book. Thank you, S&S/Gallery!
READ EXCERPTS of THE MERYL STREEP MOVIE CLUB:
Prologue and Chapter 1: Scribd
Chapter 5: Scribd
BOOK CLUB PICKS
BJ's has chosen THE MERYL STREEP MOVIE CLUB as its June Book Club Pick!
News Group has selected THE MERYL STREEP MOVIE CLUB as a June Readers Corner pick! It will go on sale 6/19/12 into Kroger, QFC, Fred Meyer, Raleys, Publix and Ingles.
IN THE NEWS
Cindy Adams gives THE MERYL STREEP MOVIE CLUB a very nice, unexpected shout-out in the New York Post's Page Six!:
"COMING in June, the debut novel summer paperback “The Meryl Streep Movie Club.” Every Friday being Movie Night, three estranged relatives — two sisters and a cousin — on Maine’s coast watch the house matriarch’s favorite actress. Streep. And heartfelt discussions of “Out of Africa,” “The Bridges of Madison County,” “Mamma Mia!” make them rediscover who they really are, what they really want, how they get over a tragedy, jilting, etc., etc."
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