Friday, December 15, 2006

A strong-willed woman

In today's New York Times, there's an article by Andrea Elliot, "From Head Scarf to Army Cap, Making a New Life." It's about a remarkable woman named Fadwa Hamdan, and if you are willing to go through the hoops the NYT requires of those who want to read the paper online (it's free, but the sign up is something else), I think you'll find it worthwhile.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello Jan,

I just wanted to say thank you for writing my favorite novel. I have now read Bones 3 times, and often find myself still eager to turn the page. I have recommended this novel several times, and even had "non-readers" tell me they loved it. I don't know the process on doing this, but this story needs to be on film. If done right, this would be amazing! Hell, i would even volunteer to take on the role of Irene myself! Kudos!! Another man as "scary" as Parrish should return. It gave me chills!

-Jenna

Anonymous said...

Just wondering.. are there going to be more irene kelly mysteries?

Jan said...

Hi Jenna --
Thank you! I'm really flattered that you like Bones so much!
One of the problems with selling series books (like Bones, which is part of the Irene Kelly series) is that most filmmakers want to buy the whole series -- they want to buy rights to all books and characters, past, present, and future. While contracts are individual, and I'm sure that some megastar writers manage to hold on to some rights, the usual cases is the lock, stock, and barrel sale.
So, I've been reluctant to sell the series books at this point -- but I never say never!

Yours,
Jan

Jan said...

Hello --

Yes -- I plan to write more books in the series. Most of my books are Irene Kelly books, although from time to time, I write stand-alones or spin-offs. Watch here or my Web site for updates on new books.

Thanks for your interest!

Yours,
Jan