Monday, March 17, 2008

I'LL NEVER FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT EATING AN ORANGE AGAIN



CHECK IT OUT.

THIS JUST IN!!!!!
Sarah Michelle Gellar has bought the film option to LOTTERY
I am SO much a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer!
And that folks is just another Tuesday on ORION...

51 comments:

The Anti-Wife said...

WooHoo! Totally cool! Are you going to London for the presentation?

mlh said...

Glad you're back home safe. I hope your trip through customs was a lot easier this time.

You have my orange vote - no matter how little it counts.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Excellent news! Well done.

Janet said...

Last but not least... ;o)

kristenspina said...

Three cheers! And well-deserved. I never mentioned that my book club read Lottery and loved it. We had a great discussion and agreed that Perry was one of the most endearing characters we'd come across in a long time...

theamateurbookblogger said...

congratulations on both the nomination, and on having the best online presence of the first time nominees. A good inspirational example for other aspiring authors out there.

Therese said...

I TOLD you "Big debut," and you were like, "yeah, sorta, kinda, but..."

Ha!

Congratulations! May the citrus be with you. :)

The Writers' Group said...

Pat,

Huge congratulations! When you put good things out into the world, good things come right back at you. What a wonderful honor!

Best, Lynne Griffin

Holly Kennedy said...

Frame that orange, girl.
Or at least eat it and grin while you enjoy the nomination.
Congrats!

Maprilynne said...

That is cool like whoa! Go you!!!

*proud*

Chumplet said...

This is SOOOOO COOOOOL! I have an autographed book by a FAMOUS AUTHOR!

ORION said...

I hope everyone knows how thrilled I am and that I am not at all taking this lightly (even tho my photo was humorous). If you google ORANGE PRIZE you will see there is quite a controversy surrounding this international women only prize for literature.
Is it needed? In my opinion - yes- take a look at the nobel prize for literature- out of 104 awards only ten women have received it...

Nathan Bransford said...

Congratulations!!!

So exciting!

ORION said...

Nathan!!!???
I am not worthy...I am not worthy...I am not worthy...

Heidi the Hick said...

WOW!


Yeaaaaahhhhhh!

Kim Stagliano said...

Gosh! Even CELLULITE looks good now! Congrats, Pat. I blogged you!

KS

Demon Hunter said...

Woo-hoo! Congrats, Pat! :*) I hope you win!

Bookfool said...

All right, Pat!!!! Go get 'em, lady! You deserve it. :)

Nichola said...

Can I start boasting about knowing you? Can I? Huh? Huh? Can I? :D

BClark said...

How wonderful, now hoist a few Screwdrivers in celebration.

Katie Alender said...

Fantastic news, Pat! And well deserved.

ORION said...

I have to tell all my writer friends...they are the only ones who know the significance. I tried to tell the cashier at the deli but they had no idea...

mlh said...

"Sarah Michelle Geller has bought the film option to Lottery"

When it rains, it pours . . .

I would say that you hit the lottery, but it might be a little over the top.

Kanani said...

Yup, I've got it up on my blog. It's big, great news! Can't believe it. I remember you when you were just this little housewifey type who knitted and crocheted.

ORION said...

ha ha ha HA HA HA HA.
Knit one purl two.
*throws yarn at tooloose*

Sustenance Scout said...

Two days late but just as excited for you, Pat!! Congratulations on both counts!!

Melissa Marsh said...

Wow, Pat! Fantastic news! Congrats!!!

So who do you think could play the role of Perry?

ChristineEldin said...

Many Congratulations!!!!! This is awesome news!
I can't wait to follow your developments. Really really good news!!
:-)

ORION said...

I used to think Jake Guyllenhall (why or why can I NOT remember how to spell his name...)
but I think Freddie Prinze Jr. OR Greg kinear would be cool...

Nichola said...

Remember, I get first dibs on any single, hetero guys who are cast in this movie.

ORION said...

You got it Nichola...

Nichola said...

I'd really appreciate it if you could rearrange the schedules of the entire film-making industry according to my timetable, so I could drop by just as Joaquin Phoenix arrives to film his role (preferably not wearing a shirt...him not me, I mean). Cheers. You know I'd do it for you. :D

A momentarily serious message: Sure, I've ticked people off by ripping into their favourite books on my blog, so you know I'm not scared of saying when I like a book and when I don't, but I really did like Lottery and am so excited you've had such success with it. Every time I see your book in the library I smile. Then I think, "Heh. I have my own SIGNED copy. So ner ner ner ner ner."

It might be the case that everything I write is utter crap and I'll never be published and I'll die in a gutter, surrounded by a pool of my own vomit, but oh well...at least I'll have tried. And I can bathe in your reflected noveliser (yes, that's a real word) glory when you attend the premiere, starring JOAQUIN PHOENIX remember. Or maybe Jonathan Rhys Meyers, 'cause he's like, totally hawt.

:D:D:D

ORION said...

Really nichola don't hold back...LOL
It's so totally refreshing!
I don't know any author who doesn't think what they write is crap- I write LOTS of crap- the thing is you have to write a lot and then edit out the crappier crap- eventually by pruning you get something quite nice- I think the key is not thinking about it and just write...

Carleen Brice said...

Whoo hoo!!! The Sarah Gellar thing makes me think of the scene in Sex & the City when Carrie Bradshaw goes to Hollywood to investigate selling film rights and Sarah plays her film agent! Great big fat congrats!!!

Les said...

This is fabulous news! I'm so excited for you, you'd think I'd written the book!

If Johnny Depp is cast for any role, please let me come out and be your personal assistant/cook/chauffer. I promise I'll behave.

Nichola said...

Did someone mention Johnny Depp?

Oh, look at us. Fighting over the leading man when the film's not even cast yet. Shame on you all. SHAME.

So, Patricia. Patsy. Pat. You mentioned something about Joaquin, hmm...?

Chumplet said...

Hang on a sec... Orange, great news, Sarah Michelle....

Huh? Sarah Michelle? Hey! A movie? Hah! I knew it!

Woo Hoo!

Anonymous said...

Oh my GOSH!!!!! congratulations! How exciting!!!!!!! good for you!!! (i'm yelling across the apartment to tell my man how excited i am for you.. the neighbors are probably wondering... haha)

i knew i loved perry's voice and that others would too!

~~ Dawn Anon

Doreen Orion said...

Buffy!!!!!!!! Only the best show ever in TV history!

Huge congrats!

(I thought of my favorite line just the other day, after watching Paula Abdul's video on AI: Said Giles about babysitting Dawn and being none too pleased about the experience, "We listened to aggressively cheerful music sung by people chosen for their ability to dance.")

Travis Erwin said...

Congrats!

Mary said...

Double WOW!!

Congratulations, Pat!

LOTTERY is a very special book.

ChristineEldin said...

Johnny Depp?!!!
*fanning the rumor mill*
You do have boats in your book. Not too far-fetched to hope for a pirate cameo.....
:-)

A Novel Woman said...

Congratulations!!! This is HUGE!!!!

And well deserved, I might add.

And SMG is the icing on a pretty sweet cake. You know, she's close to Joss Whedon, whom I worship with wild abandon, so wow, who knows where this will all lead. This is tres coolio.

Way. To. Go.

Kim Stagliano said...

O. M. G. Pat, amazing news!!!!!! I'm popping popcorn right now! Greg Kinnear - love him - although I picture Perry a little chubby. Is he?

Trish Ryan said...

Omigosh, that is so very awesome!!! Honestly, there aren't enough adjectives. I'll be first in line for tickets when the movie premieres! :)

Ello said...

Oh MY GOD!!!!!!!

Awesome news!!!!!! I so can't wait to see it on the big screen! Congrats!!!!!!!

liz fenwick said...

Way too cool. Thrilled for you :-)

wordtryst said...

Totally, totally mind-blowing! CONGRATULATIONS!

Brenda said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Nora Christie said...

That's great news, Patricia. I'm happy for you.

Roberta said...

No need to ask your favorite color, eh?