This Thanksgiving morning, I had coffee with Emmy and Oscar-winning producer, Chris Donahue, here on holiday with his family, who produced seasons 1-3 of the Longmire series before moving over to Paulist Productions as president. For several years until it expired, Chris held a Movie/TV option for the Kerney crime novels. Now, not only have we agreed to enter into a new one-year option for the twelve Kerney novels, but we’ve also agreed to the same with my American West trilogy.
I’ve been down this road before with media options given to reputable, experienced producers that yielded no results, and I understand the odds of actually going into production are always small. But with Chris I am excited about our prospects. Not only is he a true professional with a great track record and a big fan of my work, but he’s a good guy as well.
It’s such a lovely Thanksgiving surprise, I couldn’t help but share it with you.