Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The SAVING ZOE Movie is Happening!

I've been waiting my whole career to see this burst on one of my books!



Dear Friends,

I'm so happy to announce that after 10 years in the making, SAVING ZOE is becoming a movie and it's all thanks to Laura, Vanessa, and Ellen Marano, pictured below. Simply put- they persisted and got it done. :)

With Laura Marano, Vanessa Marano, and Ellen Marano-stars and producers of SAVING ZOE.

Way back in 2007/08 Laura read the book and passed it on to her sister and mom. Not long after, Ellen contacted me about possibly optioning the book for a movie starring her daughters. We met for lunch and they were so genuine, kind, smart, and funny I loved them immediately. The girls were a bit too young for the roles at the time, but over the years I watched them, along with their careers, blossom and grow. Two years ago, when Ellen reached out and said they wanted to try again I didn't hesitate to give my consent.

They hooked up with director Jeffrey G Hunt, along with Brian and Leanne Adams, who wrote the screenplay (which I read and loved!). Then fast forward to last week when my husband and I traveled to Augusta, GA to visit the set. It was a dream come true!

Watching my characters come to life was such a magical, slightly surreal moment. The first scene I saw on the monitor was of Vanessa playing Zoe and I broke down and sobbed.



Me sobbing. Photo by Jeffrey G. Hunt

Some news articles were written about the filming, which you can read HERE and HERE.

Shooting will wrap soon- I think by the end of this week - then edits and the rest will resume. I promise to keep you updated as I can regarding release dates, etc. But for now, I wanted to share some pics from the set. Also, don't forget to follow me on Instagram where I post even more pics.

With screenwriters Brian & Leanne Adams
On set with my husband and Echo's diary!

Annie Jacob is beautiful and funny and she's amazing as Abby!

With the SAVING ZOE bad boys, smokin' hot (and really nice!)  Nathaniel Buzolic (Jason) and Evan Castelloe (Tom)
With the gorgeous, smart, and talented Giorgia Whigham (Carly)

With handsome Chris Tavarez - he's amazing as Marc- and the director, Jeff Hunt

Lunch with the SAVING ZOE cast & crew

With Chris Tavarez - gorgeous and kind, he's a class act

With Vanessa (Zoe) and Chris (Marc)

And lastly, with these two beauties, Laura & Vanessa!

Thanks for joining me on this journey....more to come!

Peace * Joy * Love

Alyson

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

BLACKLIST-book 2 in The Beautiful Idols series- in stores 04.04.17!





Hey Everyone!

The moment I’ve been waiting for is almost here! The release of BLACKLIST (Book #2 in the Beautiful Idols Series) happens on April 4 and I can’t wait to share it with you! 








Layla Harrison, Aster Amirpour, and Tommy Phillips always dreamed of the ultimate celebrity lifestyle. But Layla, Aster, and Tommy never imagined it would come with a cost—the involvement in the disappearance of Madison Brooks; a story that’s blinded the world like a starlet dazzled by paparazzi flashbulbs.

Now, Layla is receiving mysterious messages from an anonymous source, Aster faces a looming murder trial, and Tommy is retracing his steps as the last person who Madison saw alive.
You can dig up dirt about celebrities that the tabloids miss if you search long enough. But when Layla, Aster, and Tommy team up with an unsuspecting insider to unearth the truth, they will find that some secrets are best kept in the grave.
Click to pre-order HERE!
UPCOMING BOOK SIGNING
Sunday, April 23, 3:30-4:30 PM
LA Times Festival of Books
USC Campus, YA Stage
Panel: LA Stories
With: Sherri L Smith, Margaret Stohl, Alyson Noël
Moderator: Aaron Hartzler
Signing to follow!

UNRIVALED NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK!
New York Times Bestseller!

And, in case you missed Unrivaled, Book #1 in the Beautiful Idols Series, there’s still time to get caught up before Book #2 releases on April 4! Unrivaled is now available in paperback, as well as hardcover and eBook – just click HERE to order your copy.





PRAISE FOR THE BEAUTIFUL IDOLS SERIES
"Noel cycles among the stories of Layla, Tommy, Aster, and Madison in a gossipy, third-person narrative that makes for addictive reading ..." -- Publisher's Weekly

"Noël aims for the celebrity-hungry chick-lit crowd and scores...Chick-lit gold." -Kirkus

Like its predecessor, this is tailor-made for readers interested in getting lost in the glitzy, sexy world of Hollywood stars. Best-selling Nöel won’t stay on shelves long, and another cliff-hanger ending means that those hanging on to find out the truth about Madison’s disappearance should fasten their seatbelts: this ride isn’t remotely over.- Booklist

"What do you get when you mix highly attractive teenagers, dreams of fame, secrets, lies, and a nightclub promotions contest? You get a page-turner reminiscent of reality TV: an addictive combination of Survivor and The Apprentice, set in L.A....This is a suspenseful, scandalous, and consumable novel that is sure to gain instant fandom and leave readers eagerly awaiting the next installment. VERDICT: A must-have selection for older teens."
   —School Library Journal


This second installment picks up where the first volume left off and reveals the vulnerabilities of the characters either loved or loathed in Unrivaled. Whereas the previous entry reveled in the excess and dog-eat-dog world inhabited by the teens, in Blacklist the setting is the background for a good old-fashioned whodunit. The scandalous, gossipy tone of the first book is underscored as the teens grapple with the underbelly of fame, notoriety, and the realization that nothing is as it seems. Like its predecessor, this is a suspenseful page-turner that is teasingly addictive; it works as a stand-alone entry in the series and as a worthwhile sequel.–Tamela Chambers, Chicago Public Schools

"Not all of LA's beautiful people lead beautiful lives. Alyson Noël shows us with the details of an observant insider what they're really up to, late into the night. Like a good celebrity, Unrivaled is mysterious and compelling and so gorgeous you won't be able to look away."
   —Cecily von Ziegesar, author of the Gossip Girl series
"This glitzy, suspenseful, shamelessly addictive read offers an all access pass to the glimmering world of Hollywood celebrity, where fame is a game, dark secrets are currency, and love doesn't come without a high price."
   —Margaret Stohl, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Creatures
"Unrivaled will have you hooked from the very first page. Everything from the glitzy setting to the suspenseful plot is pure gold."
   —Jamie McGuire, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Disaster
"If you love Pretty Little Liars, you'll love this sexy teen drama set against the backdrop of the glamorous LA club scene—where every choice poses a threat and nothing is what is seems."
   —Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Creatures and author of Unbreakable
"Unrivaled is addictive! With a killer cliffhanger and twists around every corner, I couldn't stop reading this novel. Now I'm impatiently waiting for the second book in the Beautiful Idols series."
   —Anna Todd, bestselling author of the After series



And, as always, I want to give a BIG SPARKLY THANK YOU to all of my amazing readers! 
I feel incredibly blessed that I get to create these stories for a living. I've wanted to be a writer since I was 12, but this journey has surpassed even my wildest dreams!

So, in the midst of all my excitement about the BLACKLIST release, I want to take a moment to thank those of you who've been supporting me for years--I truly couldn't have done it without you! And also to welcome those who are just now discovering my books--I look forward to getting to know you, and hope you enjoy the books!


So much exciting stuff lining up between now through release day and beyond, so be sure to check in with me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all the latest!
Xoxo,
Alyson

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Letter to Hollywood for FIVE DAYS OF FAMOUS



Hey Everyone-

My newest middle grade, FIVE DAYS OF FAMOUS was released last week. Though I've been thrilled with the early reviews, one just crossed my desk that really made my day.

It's from The Reading Nook, and the reviewer wrote a letter to Hollywood explain why FIVE DAYS OF FAMOUS should be made into a movie. (I must say, she makes a compelling case!) :)

It's been a long held dream of mine to see one of my books adapted for the big or small screen, and while I've had 16 books optioned by Hollywood (11 of those are still currently under option and in various stages of pre-production) it hasn't quite happened yet.

FIVE DAYS OF FAMOUS has not yet been optioned, but with this new review/letter you never know, right? At the very least, an author can dream!

Here's an excerpt from the review:


"...I know that superhero movies are all the rage right now – and trust me, I will never tire of Captain America – but Noël’s story is a much-needed one, providing an introspective look at the uncertainty that young tweens go through, when they’re trying to balance innate drive and the desire to be liked.
 
Nick’s journey, as he goes from questioning the merits of his actual life, to the wish-fulfilled pop star life are funny and eye-opening, as he learns about personal relationships, and what he wants and doesn’t want from life. Noël has some genuinely spectacular dialogue detailing Nick’s transformation, which would sound amazing verbalized out loud. Ultimately, his growth will help readers reexamine their own lives too. Don't you want to see this type of compelling story on the screen?"--The Reading Nook



You can read the full review online HERE.

FIVE DAYS OF FAMOUS takes place over Christmas, and would make a perfect gift for the young person (or young at heart person!) in your life!

To learn more about FIVE DAYS OF FAMOUS visit my website HERE

Wishing you all a warm and wonderful holiday!

xoxo

Alyson


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

FIVE DAYS OF FAMOUS is in stores today!




Hey Everyone!

I'm so excited to announce that FIVE DAYS OF FAMOUS is in stores today! 
(Finally-I feel like I've been waiting on this one forever!).

Just in time for holiday shopping, or a much-needed escape from reality. I had so much fun writing Nick Dashaway's journey as he navigates an alternate world where his greatest Christmas wish comes true!


Here are some reviews:
"Noël writes this Christmas comedy with lots of zing and bubbling humor. . .An amusing Christmas story for preteens." --Kirkus

"Noël has crafted a quick, compelling, energetic modern-day fairy tale for every tween who has ever wished for fame. In the delightful vein of Freaky Friday, there is a lesson here about satisfaction and gratitude, but it runs second to a charming, funny, often surprising, and very current Cinder-fella story. This is a Hollywood blockbuster waiting to happen." --Booklist

"Told in an easygoing, conversational style, the text is appealing and chock-full of humor. VERDICT A unique twist on the typical holiday story, perfect for readers wondering what their dream life would be like." - School Library Journal

"Readers will enjoy getting an imaginary backstage pass to Nick’s indulgent new world, and his mix of swagger and uncertainty make him an entertaining narrator ... The giltz and glamour of Nick’s wish lets readers contemplate the current state of celebrity while helping camouflage the message that the grass isn’t always greener, even when it comes with a mansion and chauffeur."- Publisher's Weekly

"Nick catches the spirit—and sharing that spirit isn’t a bad way for readers to while away some winter break vacation days."--The Bulletin 

To read more about FIVE DAYS OF FAMOUS, click HERE!

Available online and in stores- wherever books are sold!