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BONESHAKER Coming to the Big Screen!

December 1, 2011 - 4:32 am No Comments

So this is real, it’s true, and it’s happening! Because I will otherwise just babble at you incoherently, I will cut/paste the pertinent info from this article at

    Los Angeles, CA – November 30, 2011 – Brian Oliver, President of Cross Creek Pictures, Simon Oakes, Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media Group and President & CEO of Hammer Films and Guy East and Nigel Sinclair, Co-Chairmen of Exclusive Media Group (“Exclusive”) announced today that Hammer has acquired the rights to the novel “Boneshaker” by Cherie Priest for adaptation to the big screen. Project will be co-produced by Hammer and Cross Creek Pictures and co-financed by Exclusive and Cross Creek Pictures.

    John Hilary Shepherd, a 2010 WGA Award nominee for his work on the first season of the Showtime series, “Nurse Jackie,” is writing the screenplay. Tobin Armbrust, Head of Production is overseeing the project’s development for Hammer Films.


    “First and foremost this is a great story. Bringing a steampunk style novel to life on the big screen is going to be very cool, very unique,” said Tobin Armbrust.

    “Boneshaker is a classic zombie movie with a modern twist which is quintessentially Hammer so it’s a perfect fit for us,” said Simon Oakes. “Cherie Priest’s steampunk series are fantastic with a distinct, unique style and we’re really looking forward to bringing her ‘Rotters’ to the big screen.”

    “It’s like Jules Verne meets ‘Resident Evil,’ and we’re thrilled to have such a fun, commercial potential franchise in Boneshaker,” says Oliver. He continues: “John’s an exciting screenwriter and we see this being a real crowd pleaser.”

    This is the latest in a number of projects Cross Creek Pictures and Exclusive have teamed on, including George Clooney’s “The Ides of March,” which opened nationwide on October 7th through Sony Pictures, the upcoming “The Woman in Black” starring Daniel Radcliffe, which CBS Films has set to release February 3rd, 2012 and Ron Howard’s Formula 1 film “Rush” starring Daniel Brühl and Chris Hemsworth with production partners Imagine, Revolution Films and Working Title.

    Cherie Priest was represented in the deal by Jennifer Jackson of the Donald Maass Literary Agency and John Hilary Shepherd was repped by attorney Joan Vento-Hall.

So NOW you know what I’ve been sitting on for the last few months, DESPERATE to blog about yet being unable to do so. FINALLY IT CAN BE TOLD. And apparently it wants to be told in ALL CAPS because it just FEELS RIGHT.

Here are a few more links to other sources on the deal:

Hollywood Reporter

And if you’ve read those, you know just about as much as I do. I know nothing about casting, about filming, about schedules, or anything like that … but you may rest assured that as I have leakable information, I will leak it LIKE A SIEVE.

Clementine on Audiobook

January 26, 2011 - 6:03 pm No Comments

You asked for it, and the day has finally arrived – Clementine is now available on audiobook through, narrated by Dina Pearlman (Maria) and Victor Bevine (Hainey).



October 21, 2010 - 4:39 pm No Comments

Just wanted to pop over here real quick and make note of the following: After some delays, it looks like Dreadnought is finally available for the Nook. Sorry about the hold-up … we’re still not sure what the problem was.

At any rate, it’s sorted out now. And don’t forget you can also look up other ebook editions – as well as the audio book – here at Dreadnought‘s Macmillan listing.

Thanks for reading!

Clementine on Kindle

September 28, 2010 - 4:23 pm No Comments

And in other Clockwork Century news, today Clementine is available on Kindle! And I am told that it will be going live in other stores shortly. So for everyone who asked me about an ebook of this one … stay tuned, and keep your eyes open.


September 22, 2010 - 5:40 pm No Comments

I can hardly believe it – but Dreadnought comes out in less than a week! I’m so excited I hardly know what to do with myself, and I just got my own big box o’ author copies on Monday … so I know they actually exist, and are actually shipping out. It’s a bit surreal, a bit scary, and a bit awesome. But that’s par for the course, really.

When it comes to alternate editions of Dreadnought: (1). I am told that the audio book will be released simultaneously with the trade paperback edition next week, yay!, (2). Likewise it should be available here via Kindle right around the same time, and (3). if you check the book’s listing at Macmillan you will discover (and soon be able to purchase) other ebook formats.

While you’re poking around Macmillan, don’t forget – you can scroll down and read the first chapter for freeeeeee…