Five Good Things in 2013: Slated - the film?, Awards, US Editions, Fractured, and Writing!

The new year has been off to a crazy busy start: sorry I haven't been blogging things as they happen, but I couldn't keep up. So here is a run down of all the news.


And I must say that 2013 is looking a lucky year!


1. Slated Optioned for a Film!

HURRAH....! The option is with Prescience. The daughter of the CEO of the company read Slated and insisted her dad had to read it, and the rest, as they say, is history!


:breaks for fantasy moment of popcorn at the premiere of Slated:


...or maybe it should be more like this?


...where was I? Oh yes:


This is what Prescience had to say about themselves and Slated: 


"Prescience is one of Europe’s leading film funders and is responsible for 30 films in the last few years. These include multiple-Oscar-winner The King’s Speech, The Guard starring Brendan Gleeson, Harry Brown starring Sir Michael Caine and the forthcoming films Song for Marion with Vanessa Redgrave, Terence Stamp and Gemma Arterton, and sci-fi thriller Last Days On Mars.

Prescience’s CEO Tim Smith commented: “This is an incredibly exciting project with a very clearly defined target market. We hope to be in production in 2014 at the latest and we expect to attract the very highest calibre talent in front of and behind the cameras.”


Who do you think should be in it?


2. North East Teenage Book Award

I was up in Newcastle for the awards ceremony on 18th January with fellow shortlisted authors Dave Cousins, Louisa Reid, Elizabeth Wein, Christopher Priestley and Sufiya Ahmed. I was thrilled beyond belief to win with Slated: the student judges who braved the blizzard-like conditions to attend were so enthusiastic and lovely to talk to. 


While I was there I also had a school event at St Marys RC school: thanks so much to the school and 7Stories for arranging it. And then I had a tour of 7Stories, the National Centre for Children's Books: it is totally awesome, and a shock to hear that the council there is planning to cut 100% of their funding (read about it and what you can do, here).


Slated is also shortlisted in other 2013 awards, including the Leeds and Portsmouth Book Awards, and longlisted in the Branford Boase.


3. Slated hits the shelves in US and Canada


It was a 24th January publication date for the US and Canadian edition of Slated! My publisher there is Penguin imprint Nancy Paulsen Books. A box of them arrived yesterday, and Len the Penguin couldn't resist posing for a photo.


I'm also making a trip to New York and doing a panel event at Books of Wonder there on 2nd Feburary: details here.


I've never been to New York before, so Len just might come along: he's got a compass in case we get lost.

4. Fractured is nearly here!


I got my very first copy of the UK edition of Fractured, published by Orchard Books on 4th April this year! (it'll be out in the US and Canada in September).


It arrived just a few days before I went to Newcastle for the NE Teen Book Award, so I took it with me, and couldn't resist reading a few pages at the event. This photo of me holding up both Slated and Fractured was taken there.

5. Book 3 is underway...


This is the real reason I haven't been blogging much lately. Between all the distractions above I'm busily writing Kyla's last adventure: book 3.


I really should name it one day... any suggestions?

Comments: 176 (Discussion closed)
  • #176

    Joselyn (Wednesday, 01 April 2015 23:27)

    The whole world needs to see how a great author you are and what great and intense world you created in this trilogy, we need more of it Terry I really loved you books finished them and I want there to be a movie as well! Please try your best to convince them make a movie for it please!

  • #175

    Kristin (Friday, 20 March 2015 03:20)

    I just finished Shattered! Your books made me experience so many feelings, and it was just absolutely amazing! I hope to see this as a movie in the future, because It would make such an amazing film.

  • #174

    brandon (Wednesday, 18 March 2015 15:04)

    this book was amazing i read all of them kin about a weeek

  • #173

    Samantha (Sunday, 15 March 2015 01:47)

    Hi! I just read your book Shattered and to be honest im in love with your writing! Cant wait to start reading your other two books Slated and Fractured- Im starting from the last book and going down seeing as i didnt know Shattered was apart of a trilogy! Im so excited to see what adventures Kyla went through before Shattered-Then hopefully i can start reading Mind Games, Hope you keep writing more amazing books!

  • #172

    Jocelyn (Wednesday, 25 February 2015 21:28)

    I finished the book in two days. I really loved it. I'm reading Fractured right now and I hope it will turn out well. Teri, you are a great writer and I really hope this movie comes out soon.

  • #171

    Jordan (Friday, 20 February 2015 11:01)

    Oh my gosh just finished shattered! It was incredible. I was a little upset Ben left at the end but I was happy Kyla ended up with Aiden. This trilogy is the best I have ever read! I am so sad that I have finished it though. Definitely going to order Mind Games when it comes out

  • #170

    josh (Thursday, 19 February 2015 03:55)

    there should be a movie i read all three books it like a romantic story i did not like the part of ben leving

  • #169

    Jordan (Saturday, 31 January 2015 00:22)

    Dekota fanning would play Kyla well too

  • #168

    Jordan (Friday, 30 January 2015 07:52)

    I know ay (Anastasia) the thought just came to me and I was like "oh my gosh" she was fit soooooo well. (Just watched race to witch mountain) that gave me the idea.

  • #167

    Anastasia (Monday, 26 January 2015 15:40)

    Anna Sophia Robb would make a perfect Kyla!!!!!!!

  • #166

    Taylor (Sunday, 25 January 2015 22:55)

    Will there be a movie? I love the books, I'd probably buy every movie if they came out... PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!

  • #165

    Jordan (Tuesday, 20 January 2015 08:58)

    Kyla: Anna sophia Robb
    Ben: Theo James
    Amy: Zoë Kravitz
    Dr Lysander: ??
    Dad: Eric Banner
    Mum: Ashley Judd

  • #164

    Jordan (Tuesday, 20 January 2015 04:19)

    The movie will be fantastic! Just a suggestion but I think Anna sophia Robb would fit Kyla perfectly

  • #163

    Jordan (Tuesday, 20 January 2015 04:15)

    I read slated and it was amazing. I can't wait for it to hit the movies! You are an incredible writer Teri.

  • #162

    Moive??????????? (Saturday, 03 January 2015 12:43)

    Its not comeing is it? please answer. love your books, read them atleast 10 times or more.

  • #161

    Muzzi123 (Saturday, 03 January 2015 12:18)

    I really wanted this to happen. the first time I read the book, I straight away searched if it was a film. if it is actualy going to be one, please let me know, THAT WOULD BE AMAZING. I love your boks sooooooo much and I wanted to know if the book is still becoming a movie. please answer me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • #160

    Brian (Tuesday, 30 December 2014 03:45)

    Just finished Slated today. I thought it was really well written and haven't been this excited about a book for years. Well done!! I am looking forward to reading the sequels and will go see the movie for sure!!

  • #159

    Lara (Wednesday, 24 December 2014 23:02)

    Please have Ashely Boetcher in the movie. She is a very underrated actress and plays well as a know it all. I would like to see her rise in fame.

  • #158

    Lara (Wednesday, 24 December 2014 22:54)

    I agree to not put any superstars, but Mabye a couple of recognizable actors/actresses with talent (well, we want all of them to have talent, right?). Anyway I would want someone fresh and new for Kyla and Ben.

  • #157

    Alexa (Thursday, 11 December 2014 21:47)

    Emaa Watson should defintitly be Kyla. Who was the model for the book cover?

  • #156

    Vanessa 2409 (Wednesday, 22 October 2014 22:35)

    Do you now know Mord about the Film slated?
    I love the books and it would be great if there would be a Film.

  • #155

    s. (Thursday, 25 September 2014 11:59)

    Please please please do not put anyone extremely popular into the movies. i don't want the book nor the movie to be in the shadow of a famous actor/actress. Choose someone different so you stand out from the crowd!

  • #154

    Bailey (Saturday, 20 September 2014 03:34)

    Also your books are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!!! I read all of them 20 billion times(well not exacly but close enouph) Goodness I cant believe I didn't find these books sooner :) I cant wait for the fim to come out.

  • #153

    Bailey (Saturday, 20 September 2014 03:23)

    People keep telling me I look exactly like the girl Kyla on the cover. Its kind of creepy because we look so similar. I sometimes get mistaken for her :)

  • #152

    smartie (Monday, 15 September 2014 20:39)

    Read all three books in three days on holiday could not put them down! already pre-ordered mind games!! Slated as a film would be sensational!! Keep it going Terri!!!!! xxx

  • #151

    Scarlet Windel (Sunday, 07 September 2014 18:52)

    Congrats on your 3rd book!!!!! Hope that they become a movie and if they do... I NEED to audition, you are AMAZING! Keep writing

  • #150

    Lara-Sophie (Sunday, 31 August 2014 17:12)

    Only once Thanks for this great story of Kyla. I am aware of the trilogy by a reading club of German libraries (JULIUS Club). I keep my fingers crossed so that the film will be shot as soon as possible. And of course as soon as possible in the movies. But please, also in Germany. Perhaps the dream cast is also with unknown actors (fans) an idea. And please bring out as soon as possible more books related topics (deleted memory !!!) Thank you again.

  • #149

    teriterry (Saturday, 23 August 2014 18:42)

    thanks everyone!!

  • #148

    Hannah (Saturday, 23 August 2014 11:09)

    I love the Slatted series!!!

  • #147

    fayth (Saturday, 02 August 2014)

    Teri i love love love your book slated it has to be a movie i would die of excitement if it does thanks so so much for writing slated,fractured,and shattered

  • #146

    Brittany (Saturday, 26 July 2014 05:31)

    I was thinking, if you sent your books out to people who review books on youtube then ask them to review it, the more publicity it would get and a bigger demand for a movie being made. Because i gave your books to 5 of mmy friends and they absolutly loved it and want it made into a movie!!

  • #145

    Emma (Saturday, 26 July 2014 05:01)

    Amy: Pheobe Tonkin
    dad: Eric Banner
    mum: Michelle Pfeiffer
    Dr. Lysander: Lisa Edelstein

  • #144

    Renee santos (Monday, 21 July 2014 22:31)

    Make it a movie please!!!!!!!!!!

  • #143

    Lachie (Monday, 21 July 2014 09:46)

    maybe for kyla: shailene woodley or jennifer lawrence
    and i think audrey tautou from 'the da vinci code' would be great as docter lysander
    and i loved shattered it was great

  • #142

    Lover (Friday, 18 July 2014 16:07)

    Tori: Jade Ramsey
    Ben: Adam DiMarco

  • #141

    @MorganeChp (Thursday, 26 June 2014 23:58)

    Hi Teri ! I've talked to you through your facebook page (sorry for my long no correction : very very very long messages by the way). I'm passionate when I love something which explains it all. And I'm really passionate about Slated. It overcomes all the clichés found in other dystopian YA novels. The minor events leading to the major ones are so well interwoven that I can't believe the end wasn't planned from the beginning when you was writing Slated. And the ending is probably the best we could have had for Kyla!
    I kind of identify to her sometimes, not because I don't know where I come from but more because I'm in constant confusion, doubting and questioning myself, wondering if I'm always doing the right things, the right choices. But these life experiences make us grow to become stronger.
    I understand that actually an option on a book for a movie isn't quite definite. So I guess we'll have to wait a bit longer before seeing Slated on big screens :)

  • #140

    Cristina (Thursday, 19 June 2014)

    oh my gosh. I can't believe it, there is a movie? I'm so excited! I can't wait to watch it. I just finished reading the third book 'Shattered' I really enjoyed it and I love it!

  • #139

    Laura (Tuesday, 17 June 2014 22:16)

    Congratualations on slated possibly being made a film I read the book a week ago and it was so gripping I finished it that day, can't wait to start reading fractured :)

  • #138

    author of dp (Wednesday, 04 June 2014 03:41)

    I LOVE the Slated books. I almost screamed when I found out that Slated was option for a movie. This is what I thought for the dream cast. Here's the best I can do to support having it made as a movie. I made a video, but I can't publish it online.
    Kyla: Emma Roberts
    Ben: Ansel Elgort
    Amy: Saoirse Ronan
    Dr. Lysander: Sandra Ellis Lafferty
    Mac: Freddie Highmore
    Jazz: Skander Keynes
    Mum: Ava Green
    Dad: Noah Taylor
    Nico: Hayden Christensen
    Tori: Lily James
    Wayne: Ewan McGregor
    Phoebe: Emma Watson
    Aiden: Miles Teller

  • #137

    teriterry (Friday, 30 May 2014 19:26)

    Slated has been optioned and is in development for a film - but no news lately, so I don't think anything is going to happen this year. An option is more of a maybe than a definite - so fingers crossed!

  • #136

    Angelina (Wednesday, 28 May 2014 17:27)

    Omg! That's so cool. When will the 'slated movie' be out in 2014? :)

  • #135

    Lara (Monday, 26 May 2014 04:08)

    Do you think Hayden Christensen would make a good Nico?

  • #134

    Caitlyn (Sunday, 18 May 2014 07:08)

    Are Slated, Fractured and Shattered ever going to become movies?

  • #133

    sadiyah vaez (Wednesday, 30 April 2014 12:32)

    ok this has been the best series ive read since the hunger games... i love it as it made me feel so many emotions..(and made me cry buckets too!)
    just want to let you know what a brilliant writer you are :) and pleeeeeeaseee make this series into a film!!!

  • #132

    teriterry (Sunday, 20 April 2014 18:25)

    Slated is optioned for a film - this is still a maybe, not a definite thing. If I get any more information about it I'll post it on my website, Facebook and twitter etc. But if it does go ahead, I won't have any say in auditions - sorry!

  • #131

    Hello (Saturday, 19 April 2014 01:21)

    To teri terry
    I read all three of your books and i am in love. I am very very intresseted in playing the part of kyla. I am not just a huge fan but i have experince in theatre and have been taking acting class well since i was five i am only fourteen but well honestly any part in the movie would be amazing !! I am sorry to distrub you but please if there was anyway you could tell me more about audtions that would be amazing and ps i love the slated series so much !! I read it in three nights xxxxxx

  • #130

    Slated Lover (Saturday, 29 March 2014 18:46)

    OMG i really hope slated becomes a movie! If it does, I'm totally going to watch it. Congrats

  • #129

    Sydney (Saturday, 15 March 2014 00:27)

    OMG!! I bought Slated at least a week ago. finished it today at school and it was amazing!! hoping to get my friends to read such an amazing book!!. :)

  • #128

    Aarzoo (Saturday, 01 March 2014 16:11)

    Shattered s Coming Out On My Birthday And I Am DESPERATE To Read It :) Thank You For All The Amazing Books Keep Them Coming!! :) (Do You Know What Book Shops They Will Be Available At In The Uk?) xx Thank You

  • #127

    Ella (Thursday, 20 February 2014 23:35)

    I need to contact Teri Terry. Does any one no how? Please tell me if you do!! I just finished fractured! Apsloutely amazing! I'm counting down the days until shattered!! :)