Thursday, November 18, 2010

Excitement Excitement!

I've had a spate of fantastic news lately. I'm still glowing from the Golden Baobab win. Yesterday there was an article about it in our only private national daily paper, Mmegi, and another article in our national Sunday paper.

I've also been invited to run a writing workshop in London in February. I don't want to give out too many details now because I'm waiting to see if our Department of Arts and Culture will be able to find money to fund the trip. When all is clear I'll let you know everything.

The other very exciting thing is that all of the Sapphire Press' titles, including my romance novellas Kwaito Love and Can he be the one? have been optioned to be made into television movies. The production company is allowed two years to decide which books they want to go with and to see if they can secure funding. I've worked in television before writing scripts but I've never had a book of mine made into a movie. I'm crossing fingers something wonderful happens.

8 comments:

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Wow! Congrats on everything; you're certainly enjoying a golden time.

bonita said...

All this and an office, too! Girl, your time has come. Hoooray

GutsyWriter said...

Your hard work is paying off. That is great and it would be fantastic to see your book in a movie. Well done. I am so happy when someone succeeds.

Judy Croome said...

How exciing that everything's happening for you at once, Laurie! Enjoy!! :)
Judy(South Africa)

Lauri said...

Thanks Ladies!!

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Happy2x! Congrats!

Enid Wilson said...

Wow, congratulations! I can claim I know a celebrity personally now.

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Selma said...

I am so proud. You are proof that talent combined with hard work really pays off. Good for you, Lauri. I couldn't be more pleased for you. Woo hoo!!!