A Bookish Adventure

I started this blog to document an extended trip to the US and UK in 2012, introducing children to my Alice-Miranda series. It's hard to believe that it's just on four years since we launched the first Alice-Miranda title - and now there are nine books out in Australia with another five still to come. When I first came up with the idea of this precocious seven and a quarter year old, I had no clue that she would take me on such an amazing journey, not only in Australia but also across the world. I visited 37 schools while we were away in 2012 and gave over 80 talks - it was fantastic. In 2013 I've been on lots of new adventures in the UK - visiting schools from London to Southampton, Lancashire, Scotland, Newcastle and back to London again. After that I headed off to meet readers in Singapore. In Australia I've been to Melbourne, Perth, Albany, Alice Springs and Brisbane. There's a new series too - about a gorgeous little girl called Clementine Rose. She and Alice-Miranda don't know each other yet, but they will soon.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Some very exciting news!

I've been bursting to be able to tell everyone my celebratory news but have been waiting for some official wording, and finally here it is!


Random House Australia (and me!) are delighted to announce that SLR Productions has optioned the television adaptation rights in the Alice-Miranda series.  Established in 2002 by CEO, Suzanne Ryan, SLR is recognised for creating successful brands such as the internationally acclaimed preschool property, Guess How Much I Love You™, the Australian comic book series GASP!™ and the Emmy Award winning animated series I Got a Rocket™.  We’re thrilled that Alice-Miranda will be in such great company and can’t wait to see her on the small screen.

I'm afraid I can't tell you any more than that, and all good things take time, but watch this space for updates.


9 comments:

  1. Congratulations :) That's wonderful news.

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  2. Congratulations, Fantastic! I can't wait!

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  3. That is so exciting, Jacqueline. A jump out of the skin kind of thrill. Also, I see you were nominated in the WA Young Readers Award (saw list in Pass It on). Congratulations.

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  4. FANTASTIC news. Congratulations gorgeous woman!

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  5. Thanks everyone - you're absolutely right Kaye! It's a great thrill.

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  6. Congratulations Jacquie:) This is fantastic news. xx

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  7. That is absolutely such fabulous and exciting news! Warmest congratulations, Jacqueline!

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  8. Fabulous news! Congratulations!

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  9. Thanks everyone - I really appreciate your very kind words. Great to read your article in The Herald this morning Tina!

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