And the timing couldn’t be better

It’s always very cool when friends of mine get good news, and this certainly qualifies:

Kevin Wignall’s FOR THE DOGS, optioned to Stone Village Pictures (The

Human Stain, Love in the Time of Cholera), to be written by Kathleen

McLaughlin (a producer on The Quiet American and writer of Phillip

Noyce’s forthcoming The Bielski Brothers), and produced by Lucas Foster

(Mr & Mrs Smith, Man on Fire), by Justin Manask at Intellectual

Property Group, acting in conjunction with Curtis Brown UK and Deborah

Schneider at Gelfman Schneider Literary Agents.

Congrats, Kevin — and hopefully, there’ll be some matching news on the book front, too…