TV: Santa Clarita Diet


Joy has booked a recurring role in the new Netflix series created by Victor Fresco starring Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant.

Santa Clarita Diet” follows Joel (Olyphant) and Sheila (Barrymore), a married couple who are real estate agents leading vaguely discontented lives in the L.A. suburb of Santa Clarita, until Sheila goes through a dramatic change sending both their lives down a road of death and destruction — but in a good way.

“Santa Clarita Diet” is slated to launch in 2017 on Netflix.

Film: Applecart

Joy joins the cast of Applecart from first time feature director Brad Baruh and produced by M3 Creative.

M3 Creative, the production team behind the acclaimed 2012 horror-comedy pic John Dies At The End have begun production on its next project, the thriller Applecart . . . Telling a dual storyline exploring two very different perspectives of a family’s murderous encounter in the woods, Applecart utilizes both a documentary-style and a cinematic narrative to play with structure as the story unfolds. Brea Grant, Barbara Crampton, AJ Bowen, Sophie Dalah, Elise Luthman and Joshua Hoffman star.

The M3 Creative production is shooting now in Lake Tahoe and Los Angeles, with plans for a festival circuit push similar to John Dies At The End, including a Sundance debut followed by TIFF, SXSW, AFI and more. Andy Meyers and Baruh are producing, with Don Coscarelli (Bubba Ho-Tep, John Dies At The End) executive producing.


Audiobook : The Paper Menagerie


Publisher's Summary

A publishing event: Best-selling author Ken Liu selects his award-winning science fiction and fantasy tales for a groundbreaking collection - including a brand-new piece exclusive to this volume.

With his debut novel, The Grace of Kings, taking the literary world by storm, Ken Liu now shares his finest short fiction in The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories. This mesmerizing collection features all of Ken's award-winning and award-finalist stories, including: "The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary" (finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Theodore Sturgeon Awards); "Mono No Aware" (Hugo Award winner); "The Waves" (Nebula Award finalist); "The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species" (Nebula and Sturgeon Award finalist); "All the Flavors" (Nebula award finalist); "The Litigation Master and the Monkey King" (Nebula Award finalist); and the most awarded story in the genre's history, "The Paper Menagerie" (the only story to win the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Awards).

A must-have for every science fiction and fantasy fan, this beautiful book is an anthology to savor.

©2016 Ken Liu (P)2016 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Audiobook : And Again

Joy joined narrators Julia Whelan, Rebekkah Ross and Corey Brill for the audiobook And Again.

Publisher's Summary

In the spirit of Station Eleven and The Age of Miracles, this exciting literary debut novel imagines the consequences when four ordinary individuals are granted a chance to continue their lives in genetically perfect versions of their former bodies.

Would you live your life differently if you were given a second chance? Hannah, David, Connie, and Linda - four terminally ill patients - have been selected for the SUBlife pilot program, which will grant them brand-new, genetically perfect bodies that are exact copies of their former selves - without a single imperfection. Blemishes, scars, freckles, and wrinkles have all disappeared; their fingerprints are different; their vision is impeccable; and, most importantly, their illnesses have been cured.

But the fresh start they've been given is anything but perfect. Without their old bodies, their new physical identities have been lost. Hannah, an artistic prodigy, has to relearn how to hold a brush; David, a congressman, grapples with his old habits; Connie, an actress whose stunning looks are restored after a protracted illness, tries to navigate an industry obsessed with physical beauty; and Linda, who spent eight years paralyzed after a car accident, now struggles to reconnect with a family that seems to have built a new life without her. As all try to reenter their previous lives and relationships, they are faced with the question: How much of your identity rests not just in your mind but in your heart, your body?

©2016 Jessica Chiarella (P)2016 Simon & Schuster