Friday, August 30, 2013

Happy Long Weekend!

Hi all! I hope everyone has a wonderful long weekend and a great Labor Day Monday!

I'll be back to the blog Wednesday. See you then!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Line Edits for IN THE END

Good news!

I'm working on line edits for my second book, IN THE END...due tomorrow. So I'd better get back to work, but I'm so happy to be finishing up another book and amazed at how far Amy's story has come.

What are you all working on today?

Friday, August 23, 2013

The Blog Chain – Book to Movie Successes and Disasters

The blog chain question this week is:

What is your favorite book-to-movie adaptation? Why? What's your least favorite and why?                                               

There are so many bad movie adaptations…and it seems to have nothing to do with loyalty to the book. Some movies are amazing adaptations and completely take artistic license, not following the book exactly, but following its spirit. LAST OF THE MOHICANS is a favorite of mine (and yes, I’ve already used it in a blog chain post, but that’s how much I love it.) THE SHINING is another example of a great, creepy, scary movie, that barely follows the book at all. BLADERUNNER barely looks like DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?, but is a cult classic. The HARRY POTTER movies are more faithful to their books, and also fun in themselves. The recent JANE EYRE movie was also fantastic. Michael Fassbender as Rochester?…yes please.

But my absolute favorite movie adaptation is JURASSIC PARK, a movie I’ve watched a hundred times as a child and loved more than the book. That happens so rarely, that a movie outshines a book that it’s my all time favorite.


A few not so successful adaptations…please don’t hate me, but the HUNGER GAMES. It wasn’t a bad movie, but the book was so much better, it’s hard to judge the movie fairly. And then there are just the awful adaptations, like the Demi Moore version of THE SCARLET LETTER and the Jack Black version of GULLIVER’S TRAVELS.

Keep following this topic on the chain and check out Michelle’s blog on Monday, or look back at Katrina's post from yesterday.
What are your favorite book to movie adaptations? Which ones can you just not stand?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

IN THE AFTER Goodreads Giveaway!

 Head over to Goodreads and enter to win a signed copy of IN THE AFTER!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

In the After by Demitria Lunetta

In the After

by Demitria Lunetta

Giveaway ends August 30, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Monday, August 19, 2013

Class of 2K13 Takeover!

I'm over at The Class of 2K13 blog today talking about a few things I've learned from my debut year. Stop by and check it out! I'll also be manning the 2K13 twitter account @TheClassof2K13 so feel free to visit me on twitter too!

Monday, August 12, 2013

IN THE AFTER is an ABA Best Book for Children

IN THE AFTER is on another best of list...the American Booksellers Association 2013 ABC Best Books for Children. They misspell my name, Demitris instead of Demitria, but I promise, it's me.  See the full list here.

Also, if you're looking for an IN THE AFTER giveaway, Check out my interview with My Friends Are Fiction and enter to win a copy of IN THE AFTER.