Louise Gornall’s YA novel, UNDER ROSE-TAINTED SKIES has been optioned for film!
Louise Gornall is a new author, but her writing is clearly incredibly compelling, as her first novel Under Rose-Tainted Skies has been optioned for film by Stephen Garrett and Character Seven.
The book follows Norah, a seventeen year old who struggles with agoraphobia (the fear of crowded rooms or public spaces) and OCD. When charming Luke moves in next door, Norah is enamoured, but her illness makes their romance difficult and Norah struggles wondering if she can be loved despite her illness. Gornall has been praised since the book’s release in January for her portrayal of Norah’s illness.
Chapter Seven was founded by Stephen Garrett in 2016, and is currently developing The Spy Who Came in From the Cold.
Though a film option does not guarantee a movie, Under Rose-Tainted Skies sounds like it certainly deserves one, telling an important and poignant story. We’re crossing our fingers for this one!
Norah has agoraphobia and OCD. When groceries are left on the porch, she can’t step out to get them. Struggling to snag the bags with a stick, she meets Luke. He’s sweet and funny, and he just caught her fishing for groceries. Because of course he did.
Norah can’t leave the house, but can she let someone in? As their friendship grows deeper, Norah realizes Luke deserves a normal girl. One who can lie on the front lawn and look up at the stars. One who isn’t so screwed up.
Readers themselves will fall in love with Norah in this poignant, humorous, and deeply engaging portrait of a teen struggling to find the strength to face her demons.