Author: Michelle Richmond

Michelle Richmond is the New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage Pact, Golden State, The Year of Fog, No One You Know, Dream of the Blue Room, Hum, and The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress. Her books have been sold in 28 languages. A native of Alabama, she makes her home in Northern California.

O Magazine books editor’s best summer reads

O Magazine books editor’s best summer reads

O Magazine Books Editor Leigh Haber went on local New York television station PIX11 to recommend her favorite summer reads. I was delighted that she included The Marriage Pact in this great line-up of books!

See the segment with Haber’s favorite beach reads (including new books by two great writers I’ve only met recently, Janelle Brown and Jenny Zhang).

Today is also the first day of August, which means it’s time of the August Indie Next list. The Marriage Pact made the list, along with some of my favorite books of the year, including Joshilyn Jackson‘s WONDERFUL novel The Almost Sisters and Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips.

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20th Century Fox acquires film rights to The Marriage Pact

20th Century Fox acquires film rights to The Marriage Pact

I’m thrilled to share the news that Twentieth Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment have acquired the film rights to The Marriage Pact.

Justin Haythe will adapt the screenplay. Haythe adapted Richard Yates’s wonderful novel, Revolutionary Road, for the film directed by Sam Mendes, starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. He also wrote the forthcoming film Red Sparrow, starring Jennifer Lawrence, as well as The Lone Ranger and A Cure for Wellness.

Overseeing the project at Fox is Kira Goldberg.

Chernin is known most recently for Mrs. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, adapted from the Ransom Riggs book of the same name, and War for The Planet of the Apes.

According to Deadline Hollywood, Fox and Chernin have also teamed up for the forthcoming “Idris Elba-Kate Winslett pic The Mountain Between Us, due out October 6 in the heat of awards season, and the Haythe-penned Red Sparrow slated for March 2.”

Read the complete article in Variety. There’s also some nice coverage in Deadline Hollywood.