Exciting news from Pernice-ville today, for those of you who enjoyed our Meat Is Murder book. Here’s the official Press Release:
JOE PERNICE SIGNS DEAL WITH RIVERHEAD BOOKS, A DIVISION OF PENGUIN BOOKS USA, TO WRITE FICTION
Joe Pernice has signed a book deal with Megan Lynch of Riverhead Books, a division of Penguin Books USA, for world rights. Joe will write a novel for them, which is about one-third done, but if you ask him when he’ll finish his face turns all red, and he yells, “When I finish!” If we were betting people though, we’d bet that that the next U.S. President will be celebrating his or her first 100 days in office around the time it “streets,” as they say in the music business. If you ask Joe what the book is about, he sticks his fingers in his ears and sings “la la la la la, etc.” Primarily known as a recording artist, Joe wrote the novella Meat is Murder for Continuum Books’ 33 1/3 series in 2003. That book remains one of the bestselling pieces in that series, and Joe is working with Neal Huff, an actor who appears regularly on HBO’s The Wire, on the Meat is Murder screenplay. Again, he is not forthcoming on when that project might see the light of day. He also previously published a volume of poetry called Two Blind Pigeons, on his own Ashmont Books imprint. That remains the bestselling (only) piece on Ashmont Books.
Said Joe, “I am really excited to join the Penguin family, where I get to be label mates with writers like Homer.”