Morning Glory Release Day!

Okay, release day plus one. What can I say, I’m a little distracted these days.

Anyway, yesterday marks the release of my seventh novel, MORNING GLORY, the story of a plucky television news producer and the dueling co-anchors she must wrangle if she wants her show to survive.

This book was so much fun to write. I loved doing a novelization, of figuring out how to take someone else’s character and words and give it my own special spin.I hope y’all like reading the result.

Here’s the Booklist review:

The best thing you can say about a novelization—a book written from a movie script—is that it doesn’t read like a novelization. That’s definitely true about this novel, an entertaining and frequently affecting story about a young television producer, Becky Fuller, who, after being unexpectedly fired from her job on a local morning show, stumbles into a new position on a network program whose hosts are locked in near mortal combat. As she tries to make peace between the dueling anchors, she finds a kindred spirit and possibly a romantic partner in one of her fellow producers. The book is scheduled to come out at the same time as the movie (which stars, among others, Rachel McAdams as Becky and Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton as the dueling anchors), but here’s the thing: it’s is so snappily written that it can stand on its own two feet. The characters are richly drawn, the dialogue is smart and memorable, and the story is a pleasing mixture of comedy and pathos. Readers often overlook books based on movie scripts, but here’s one that merits seeking out.

— David Pitt

Fans of the Secret Society Girl series will probably want to check this out — it’s got a similar, snarky tone.

In celebration of the release of this, my seventh book, I’m giving away a copy. Leave a comment here to enter! (Yes, internationally open.)

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48 Responses to Morning Glory Release Day!

  1. Lucia says:

    Wow, sounds like a really good story and has all the ingredients to become a great reading. I like your style very much so I’m really sure it is going to turn out more than wonderful!
    I’ll be glad to have a copy, I’ve already put it in my wishlist!
    Happy release day and a big kiss from Italy!

  2. Lara says:

    Congrats on Morning Glory’s release! Can’t wait to read it! 🙂

  3. Spav says:

    Congrats on your release! It sounds really interesting.

  4. Allison says:

    Oooh! *want*
    I’ve actually NEVER READ a novelization. Sounds pretty cool 🙂

  5. Pam says:

    Congratulations on both your 7th book release and your beautiful daughter! I can’t wait to read this book and see the movie!

  6. Connie Onnie says:

    What is funny is that I thought you looked like you might be pregnant in some of your pictures but then in others not at all. And I sure heck wasn’t going to ask in case you weren’t, I am nice like that.
    I am very curious about novelization I never that they existed.

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  8. Danielle says:

    Just finished Rampant and, while it doesn’t look like this book has any bad-ass virgin hunters or man-eating unicorns, I’d still love to check it out.

  9. PurpleRanger says:

    When does the movie come out? I know you’ve probably mentioned it, but at the moment, the date escapes me.

  10. Rhiannon says:

    Congrats on… EVERYTHING!

    I also wanted to thank you for your recommendations long ago when I started planning for my hike. I listened about the light pack, and I regretted not listening about taking trekking poles.

    I finally got around to watching the trailer for this movie the other day, and it looks like so much fun! Would love a copy of the book.

  11. jpetroroy says:

    Great review! Congrats!

  12. camille says:

    I believe congratulations are in need….for the past three month. I’m really looking forward to reading morning glory. and in the mean time: sood luck with motherhood

  13. Beth Smith says:

    I’ve been looking forward to this movie since I first saw the trailer, and now I’m really looking forward to the book!
    That’s a really sweet review, as well. Congratulations! You certainly have a lot to be excited about this year 🙂

  14. Jennifer says:

    Commenting…. I don’t know much about this beyond seeing the trailer, so I have no thoughts yet. Would be curious to read though 🙂

    Hey, just wondering: is there an Ascendant spoiler thread discussion yet?

  15. Germaine says:

    Congratulations! I LOVED the Secret Society Girl series, so I will definitely check this book out.

  16. Virginia says:

    Congrats on book #7! I normally steer clear of novelizations (I tend to find myself saying “That’s not how it was in the movie!” too many times). But I’ve been looking forward to you’re latest release. I’m sure it will be fabulous. 🙂

  17. Jessica M. says:

    It’s sounds snarky fun! Can’t wait to read it then see the movie…

  18. Tiff says:

    Congrats! Great review!

    Count me in for the contest. Since I am a bigger fan of SSG than KU (*ducking to avoid Clothilde’s alicorn knife being thrown at my head*), I am definitely on board with this. Can’t wait to see the movie and read the book!

  19. Katherine says:

    I was already looking forward to the movie, now even more so. Now the real question is, should I read the book or watch the movie first? Hmmmm…

  20. Becca says:

    Yaaay! Yay yay yay!

  21. Ashley says:

    Ooooh, this makes me excited! Congrats, by the way, on the 7th book!

  22. distracted says:

    Can’t wait to read it! Congrats Diana!

  23. Sandy says:

    wow! sounds like a sweet book. love the cover. thanks for the chance to win! i’m so excited

  24. Tasha says:

    Congratulations on ALL the new releases!

  25. Britta says:

    I saw a commercial on TV and it looked like a really good movie, I am sure the book is fantastic

  26. MD says:

    This movie is on my must see list. I’d love to read the book too!

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  28. abby says:

    i’m curious now, are there many books written from movie scripts? i didn’t realize it worked “backwards”, as it seems every movie these days is based on a novel.

    this concept and this story in particular intrigue me. i can’t wait to check it out.

  29. Christine says:

    Can’t wait to read Morning Glory!!!

  30. Nina says:

    Oh man, I really need to check this blog more often. Congrats on the baby and the book release! I don’t think I’ve ever read a movie novelization before, but I loves me some snark and will definitely check this out.

  31. Emilia Argon says:

    Sounds like a good book, I’d love to get my hands on it. I just picked up Ascendent and Z vs. Unicorns They both rock. Write on.

  32. Mariska says:

    Congrats ! i’m still trying to win one of your books 🙂 coz you are a new for me author !

  33. Breda says:

    Ever since I spent three years working in radio, this kind of behind-the-scenes stuff really entertains me. I STILL think my station would make an excellent TV show, but I think I’ll have to write it myself. (So far that’s been REALLY HARD.)

    So what I mean to say is, this – in both incarnations – looks like a lot of fun. Congrats on the review!

  34. Jo Treggiari says:

    Congratulations Diana! I just saw the preview for the movie and it looks hilarious. I’m sure the book will be even better written in your own inimitable style.

  35. Alli says:

    Congrats Diana! What a great experience to write this book. I’m looking forward to reading the book and watching the movie – sounds like loads of fun!

  36. Alli says:

    Congrats Diana! What a great experience to do something like this. I look forward to reading the book and watching the movie – sounds like a fun story!

  37. Can’t wait to watch the movie and then read the book. I have to read the book after seeing the movie, because the book is always better 🙂

    Congratulations on another book release and the great review for it!

  38. alaska. says:

    no need to add me to the contest, i’ve had my hands on it for days. 🙂

    but congratulations!! it’s part of my reward to myself when i finish updating my CV – nothing quite makes you reflect on the choices you’ve made in your life quite the same way as updating a CV!

    soooooo happy for you! to say i loved your writing way back when. 😉

  39. Lasha says:

    wow, congratualtions, im so looking forward to seeing the movie, and reading your book. the movie is going to be a big success and im so happy for your good news!! thannks for the giveaway, I would like to enter to win a copy!!

  40. Laura says:

    Wow, awesome! I saw the trailer for this ages ago, and it’s been on my ‘I need to see that NOW’ list ever since! I was a bit confused when I read that you’d also written a book called Morning Glory, but now it makes perfect sense. Congrats!

  41. Faith says:

    can’t wait to read it! 🙂

  42. Uncle Rick says:

    Just got the new book from NANA. Can’t wait to get started.

  43. Congratulations! Sounds like a great and fun book!

  44. Katie says:

    I’ve seen this trailer many times and wasn’t sure if I would go see it… Thanks for the giveaway! I’ll probably pick up the book before I go see the movie.

  45. Hadiya says:

    Oh. This seems interesting. Will go check out….

  46. maia says:

    almost finished the secret society girls series! i would like to give this a try…just saw the add for the movie too!

  47. Can’t wait to read this! I saw the trailer for the movie and thought it looked like a great story. It wasn’t until I did a little research that I found out that it was a book! Definitely going to read this before I see the movie, because the books are always better! Thanks!

  48. Sasha White says:


    So THIS is the story you wouldn’t mention hmmm? I need to check in here more often. I have to say, I did go see the movie when it released. LOVED IT! now I’ll go buy the book because I know you’d do a fantastic job of it, and books are always better than movies. *wink*