‘Veronica Mars’ creator signs two-book deal with Random House
In the US, screenwriter and novelist Rob Thomas has signed a deal with Random House to publish two books about the titular character in his television series Veronica Mars, reports the LA Times. The books will be published by Random House imprint Vintage and will focus on the character’s adult life, with the narrative to pick up where a forthcoming Veronica Mars film leaves off. Thomas, who has previously written children’s novels including Rats Saw God and Green Thumb (both S&S Children’s Publishing), will co-write the new books with another author as part of a deal with Alloy Entertainment, a division of the Warner Bros television company. According to the LA Times, Thomas originally conceived the television series, which ran from 2004 to 2007 and centred on the life of a school-aged private investigator, as a YA novel. Funds to produce the forthcoming Veronica Mars film were raised through crowdfunding website Kickstarter, for which fans contributed more than US$5 million (approx A$5.41 million). Random House US is currently taking pre-orders for the first of the two books, to be published in February 2014.
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