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The Pilot!

Some of you may have heard yesterday that the CW picked up The Selection as one of its new pilots for the season! At this point, there's still very little else known, but it seems to be confirmed that Aimee is no longer available to play America. I'm sad to lose her, but I can't wait to see what new faces will come to the cast. I'll be updating as new info comes along.

Please remember that this doesn't mean the show will make it to air. Just like last year, they could go through the whole process and still not pick it up. But we can cross our fingers together and see what happens!

Think happy thoughts, keeks!

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Pilot Update!

Hey, I just wanted to confirm the rumors. Yesterday, Spoiler TV announced that The Selection reshoots were starting early next year, and that’s true. I haven’t seen the new script yet, but I’m sure that will come about in the next few months. Also coming this fall will be announcements about the new cast. As far as I know, the only person confirmed to stay is Aimee, who played America. Trust me, I’m just as curious as you are to see the new faces coming to the show, and I’ll do my best to keep you updated.

I just want to remind you guys that the pilot being reshot doesn’t mean there will necessarily be a show. The CW could still pass on the reworked pilot. However, if it does work out, The Selection should air sometime next spring or summer. Stay tuned!

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Cool Things

Okay, a few things. First, yes, we have power again and are safe and sound! Thanks for all your concern over the last few days.

Second, in case you missed it, The Selection is heading to China! As with most of the translations, I'm not sure when it will be there, but I'm working on that. Honest!

And third, The Selection Series Facebook page posted the playlist for The Selection! A few quick notes about this: What You Wish For by Guster is on there twice, but it's only in the playlist once. And there are two songs on the list that didn't have, but I wanted you to know they were in there: It's a Disaster by OK Go, and Spinning by Jack's Mannequin. I hope you have fun lining up songs and scenes!

In not exactly an update news, I'm hoping to share some info about the CW pilot soon. I have to get the ok from some peeps first!

And... that's it. This time next week, I'll be snuggling with Zuzu! Wahooooo!

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Pilot Update

If you’ve been poking around, you might have already seen the news, but, if not, here’s what I know about The Selection pilot as of right now:

We are not on the fall schedule. And it turns out this is a good thing! The pilot, while very strong, wasn’t quite what people (not sure which people) thought it could be. But instead of dropping the show entirely, the CW plans to reshoot it.

From what I understand, the writers and producers are staying, and Aimee will stay on as America for sure, but some of the characters might be replaced and the script might be reworked. I have no clue and no say over who stays and goes, and I don’t know what they would change in the script. I pretty much find things out as they happen, about 5 minutes before you guys do. Sometimes not even that!

It sounds like the CW plans to move quickly, so we might see news in the next few months. If the pilot looks better the second time around, we might see the show air in mid-season (I think that means in the spring) or next summer. And that is actually a good thing, too!

There’s a chance that Book 2 will be out before or near the time the show would air, which means there’s more world for you to be grounded in. Maybe it’s just me, but I’m WAY into reading books before watching the shows or movies, so this possibility makes me happy.

And I think that’s everything. Stay tuned, of course. TV stuff seems to happen fast! I’ll keep you posted!

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We have our Aspen! This is William Moseley, who you might remember from the Narnia movies. This picture is actually of William landing in Vancouver to start shooting! According to the writer/producers Liz and Sarah, shooting for the pilot starts in less that 48 hours! I cannot believe how fast this is going! I'm thrilled to see the trio cast, and I'm beside myself waiting to see what they do. I wish them all crazy great luck!

There have been several other roles cast, but it's getting way too hard for me to keep up with this kind of posting. From now on, I encourage people to check the Selection IMDb page for updates.

If I get any other concrete pilot news I can share, I will. For now, we wait and see!

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Our queen, king, & a totally awesome rebel leader

More exciting casting news! Leonor Varela is Queen Amberly, Martin Donovan is our King Clarkson, and Peta Segeant is Gaia, a rebel leader.

Each time I see a new announcement, I just get giddy! The people in charge of the casting are doing a fantastic job. I look at Leonor and Martin and think "those two people could make someone who looks like Ethan!" and I'm so happy to see the royal family all together now. And Peta! I'm always afraid I'll say too much, but from what I've seen of the script, she totally looks up to the task of play Gaia.

Congratulations y'all! Welcome to the team!


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More Casting News!

I just realized that I forgot to add the lastest addition to The Selection pilot cast. Sean Patrick Thomas is on to play Sylvan, one of the queen's advisors. I'd like to tell you something about this particular character, but I'll probably just get myself in trouble. Alas. I hate keeping secrests! Anyway, Sean has been super sweet, so go follow him on twitter.


Congratulations, Sean!

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Red Tree and Facebook

I’m excited to announce that my agent Elana has started her own boutique literary agency, Red Tree Literary. I’m happy to be with an agent who is so very enthusiastic about the select projects she’s chosen and is keeping things on the small side so we all get personal attention. Very excited!

Also, HarperTeen has created a Facebook page for The Selection. If you go like the page, you can read the first few chapters and enter to win an advance copy of the book! Good luck!

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Two Things:

First, I just want you all to know I'll be haning out a BEA on Thursday, May 26th, and I'll be participating in the author speed dating at the Book Blogger Con on Friday, May 27th. There's more info on the events page, so check it out, and I hope I see some of you there.

Second, if you'd like to maybe win a galley of The Selection, please consider giving to my friends Rob & Jess.

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Okay, so I totally lied about being able to update more, but I have a really good reason! I've been working hard on my new project, THE SELECTION, and finally got a wicked awesome agent to represent it. You can follow both my agent and the team on Twitter. Oh yeah, and I'm finally on twitter, too.

Stay tuned. Very soon I'll be posting parts of  THE SIREN that I edited out. Thought you might enjoy some of the extras.