Thursday, June 12, 2008

Lifetime TV and Me

The news is out. From Publisher's Marketplace. Thanks to those who emailed me about it.

TELEVISION RIGHTS
Carleen Brice's first novel Orange Mint and Honey, an African American mother-daughter story which explores the devastation of substance abuse and parental neglect, and celebrates forgiveness, redemption and second chances, optioned for television to Stephen Bulka at Lifetime, by Caron Knauer, on behalf of Victoria Sanders & Associates.

This is for a television movie on the Lifetime Movie Network. As they say in the TV biz, stay tuned....

In other news, my health hit a bump this week. I spent a couple of days in the hospital. But the prognosis is excellent and I expect the healing to continue.

22 comments:

Patry Francis said...

Sorry to hear about the hospitalization, but I bet the deal with LIfetime got you up on your feet and shouting! Woo hoo! I can't wait to see it.

Ello said...

OK first off, I'm so sorry you have been sick! That just sucks that you were in the hospital for a few days. But I'm glad you are home and better.

Secondly, WOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
How awesome is that?!!!!!!!!
You totally deserve it for righting such a kick ass book!

Congratulations!

Lisa said...

I'm sorry about the bump in the road. I hope the recovery is rapid.

...and Woohoooo!

Sustenance Scout said...

In the hospital a few days? And you failed to let the LLL network know so we could all come visit? LOL, just kidding, though at least we could've dropped off a few meals at the house. Take care and rest up, kiddo.

As for the big news I am SO going to email it to my book club and have a special showing here when the movie comes out! Do you remember the dream I had (about watching the movie of your book) right after I read OM&H? I mentioned that at the lunch the other day and thought Deb Fine was going to fall out of her chair, lol! Congrats!! K.

Julie Layne said...

What exciting news about the movie rights! That is awesome; hope it makes it all the way through the process!!

I hope you are truly and well on your way to recovery. Please take good care of yourself. I'm in LA this week and thought of you and all your adventures here a few weeks ago as I've passed bookstores.

Lafreya said...

Please get well soon.
I can't wait to see the novel come to life on TV.

Therese said...

Congrats again! I'm so glad this all worked out.

Not so glad you had to be in the hospital. :(

Very glad the prognosis is "excellent." Hope you feel completely better soon.

Larramie said...

"Excellent" is better than good so here's to a smooth road to recovery.

Now, regarding that Lifetime movie, I can't wait! Brava, Carleen!

Travis Erwin said...

Great news. I've been to email you for several weeks. Ever since I finished reading.

I loved the novel and having an alcoholic father myself I could really relate. I wanted more when I was finished and I was rooting for Oliver from the first time you introduced his character.

Barrie said...

Ah, Carleen, HURRAY!!!!! THAT'S FANTASTIC NEWS!

Sorry, you've been ill. I hope you are truly on the mend. xo

Carleen Brice said...

Thanks everybody! The Lifetime deal is VERY exciting. There's actually a good shot that the movie will be made.

Even better: I'm feeling a little more myself each day, but I've got a couple of weeks of taking it easy (and seeing doctors) in store.

Verbal Vixen (T Caldwell) said...

Wishing you a speedy recovery miss Brice, and cheering you for that Lifetime deal! *high fives you*

Rebecca Hickman said...

I hope you are feeling better. I'll remember you in my prayers.

Shauna Roberts said...

That's really wonderful news! I'm looking forward to the movie.

Glad you are out of the hospital and getting better each day. I know it sucks to be laid up when so much is happening with your book, but getting some rest after all the publicity you've been doing will be good for you.

Josephine Damian said...

Carleen: Just saw the news in Publishers Weekly. Much deserved congratulations!

The hospital? Yikes! I do hope you're feeeling better and that you have lots of help while you're not feeling well.

Bernice L. McFadden said...

Hip-Hip Hooraaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
This is wonderful news!
Congrast to u!

debra said...

great news about Lifetime, Carleen. The book was amazing. I got very little sleep while I was reading it.
I hope you're feeling better. Remember to be good to yourself.

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hello there!

I am a sporadic visitor here but I am excited to hear the news! People visit my blog talking to me as though we have met personally...now I'm doing that on other people's blogs!! *LOL*

Isn't it every writers secret DREAM to have a book turned into a movie?

Congratulations to you!

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hello again...

Prayers are going forth that you will have healing and wholeness...

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

Jamey said...

hospital? where have i been? oh...yeah. revising. hope you're feeling better. but anyhoo! GO CARLEEN! GO CARLEEN! GO! GO! GO CARLEEN! *i'm doing the cabbage patch as i say this*.

Sherry/Cherie said...

First of all...be well, get well..take care of you. Keeping you in my thoughts and my prayers.

As for OM&H being optioned for a tv movie -- that is fantstic news!!!

Kwana said...

So sorry about your health but so happy about Lifetime. Hooray for that.