If you've not read Bill Warrington's Last Chance, you need to. Because Jim King's novel, which was the winner of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest in year two, and where I met him, is becoming a MOVIE!!! How inspiring is THAT?!?! It's one thing to get published in the first place, but when that novel becomes film? That's big.
And this couldn't happen to a nicer guy. While I've never met him in person *cough, cough, come to Seattle for a book signing, cough* I've spoken to him on the ABNA threads and facebook, and he's just a kind, humble guy.
The movie is being produced by Barry Josephson, who has been behind "Enchanted," "Aliens in the Attic," "Hide and Seek" and "The Ladykillers." *shivers shoot down spine*
So, buy your novel today, read it, give it as a Christmas gift. Then you'll be ready when the movie version comes out.