Sep 1, 2017
I’m writing this update on my flight back from a busy work week in Las Vegas. I have received your many emails and texts informing me that we’d crossed the 101 reviews on Amazon on Monday, and I had every intention of sending the "missing" chapter earlier in the week, but things were hectic and I wanted to do one last read through prior to sending it out. Now is the time, however, and here is your link
to YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE (THE PHIL COLLINS VERSION)
- the original ending of The Punch Escrow
A fair warning, many of you will be underwhelmed, as there is a very good reason this chapter was edited out of the book in favor of the published ending. But as so many people ask me about the editing process, I thought this would be a good example of what "we" in "the biz" call "kill your darlings
." I truly enjoyed writing the Charlie Jay character, but he came into the story too late, and frankly the this chapter lacked thrills and was too neatly buttoned up. So, I hope you enjoy it, but I understand if you don’t.
In other news, word is out that Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman, the production team behind the live action Beauty and The Beast
, as well as The Muppets
have now officially been attached to produce The Punch Escrow movie
! It’s been a very hard secret to keep, especially since meeting Todd at my Book Soup event in LA. He’s been an incredibly magnanimous and a delight to interact with. I feel lucky to have him and David working with James Bobbin on the film adaptation of my book. I had a chance to speak with Kayti Burt from Den of Geek
about it during San Diego Comic Con, if you’re interested in reading a more long winded discussion about the book to movie process.
More soon. Thanks for all your support thus far, and please keep on spreading the word. The book’s success is in your hands now.