Stacey Abrams’ Recent Novel ‘While Justice Sleeps’ Will Be Adapted Into TV Series
If you haven’t had the chance to pick up Stacey Abrams‘ While Justice Sleeps yet, don’t worry–because it’ll be gracing televisions soon!
Although While Justice Sleeps was made available just yesterday (May 11th), there are already plans for Working Title Television to adapt the novel into a television series. Working Title Television is part of NBCUniversal International Studios, and Stacey Abrams will executively produce the project with Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.
While the Georgia politician may be more well-known for tackling voter suppression, she also has quite the experience as an author! It turns out that While Justice Sleeps is actually Stacey Abrams‘ ninth fiction novel, but her earlier works were written under her pen name Selena Montgomery rather than her government name. In an interview that aired yesterday (May 11th), Abrams explained her rationale for penning her earlier novels under an alias. Speaking with Gayle King on CBS This Morning, Abrams claimed:
“The only reason my name wasn’t on Selena Montgomery’s novels is I was writing tax articles and social policy treatises at the same time I began publishing in fiction and it was much easier to keep them separate. It was less about hiding that I wrote romance and being more concerned about romance readers not wanting to read romance by a tax wonk.”
In addition to nine fictional novels as Selena Montgomery, Stacey Abrams also authored two political texts: Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change and Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America. These nonfictional works were released using Abrams‘ real name.
It seems like the Georgia politician is becoming more comfortable putting her real name on her creative works, and there appear to be great benefits following this decision! The details on the TV adaptation are still forthcoming, but it looks like it’s in the works!
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