Writer lands seven figure deal for ‘Black Lives Matter-inspired’ fantasy novel


A young black writer has landed a seven figure book and movie deal for her first novel.

Tomi Adeyemi’s debut book ‘Children of Blood and Bone’ has been described as a ‘Black Lives Matter-inspired fantasy novel’.

Fox 2000 was so impressed with the 23-year-old’s writing it decided to snap up the film rights before the novel was even released.

The film company hopes it will be as successful as its other young adult franchises ‘Twilight’ and ‘Maze Runner’.

Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group had previously won a bidding war to publish her trilogy of books, according to Deadline.

Children of Blood and Bone tells the story of a dark skinned girl who takes on an empire.


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