Congrats to Olen Steinhaurer are in order as it seems his forthcoming novel, The Tourist, has been optioned by Warner Bros and George Clooney.  Nice to see Olen get some mainstream success given his obvious talent.

His fellow Nomad, Kevin Wignall, has a new book coming out, Who is Conrad Hirst?, which is also on track to be made into a film.  Look for my review of the book next week.

As I noted in a comment, I am excited about how I can coolly note that I was a fan of these writers before they became rich and famous.  You know, like people used to do with REM.

Congrats to Olen.  I can’t wait to read the book that is garnering such success in manuscript form.