I’ll be the first to admit that patience is not one of my strong suits, and as a writer that can be a bit of a problem at times (hence why I am writing this a 4am instead of waiting until I’ve had at least one coffee). For a while know I have been sitting–no..squirming–on a piece of news that I have so wanted to share, and now I can!
A few months ago I was given the opportunity to work on the novelisation of the movie, Backcountry, a tense and atmospheric Canadian survival thriller. Directed by Adam MacDonald, it really is an excellent movie–receiving rave reviews at various film festivals–and will get a theatrical release on March 20th.
The novelisation will also be released on March 20th as an ebook from HarperCollins Canada. To say I am thrilled would be an understatement! It is already available for preorder, and the link above has links to all the major ebook retailers.
Over the next few weeks I will talk a bit about the process of writing a novelisation, but right now I just wanted to share this wonderful news with you all, and thank all the people who were involved with making it happen–especially the editorial efforts of Robert Simpson, Stephanie Alouche and Deanna McFadden. And that cover–wow!
About the Book
Now a major motion picture based on a true story.
A romantic camping trip takes a deadly turn when Jenn and Alex become lost in the remote Canadian wilderness. With no map or cellphone, and running low on food and water, the couple unknowingly stumble into a predatory black bear’s territorywhere being lost suddenly becomes the least of their worries.
And when they are eventually cornered by the terrifying animal, Jenn is faced with a horrifying choicestay with Alex and defend herself as best she can or try to survive on her own.
Backcountry is the haunting story of a woman who finds the courage to survive in the face of almost certain death.
Praise for the movie Backcountry
“A must-see. Does for the woods what Jaws did for the ocean.” Matt Boiselle, Dread Central