Authors fascinate me! Their ability to take a simple thought and draw pictures in a readers imagination an entire planet away is mind blowing. From the I Heart Radio Studio I'm Unplugged and Totally Uncut with New York Best Selling Author Liane Moriarty

Nicole Kidman and her Blossom Films production banner, along with Reese Witherspoon and her Pacific Standard, have optioned screen rights to The New York Times bestseller Big Little Lies. The Oscar-winning actresses will shape the novel by Liane Moriarty as a star vehicle for themselves. Witherspoon’s Pacific Standard partner Bruna Papandrea and Blossom partner Per Saari will produce with Kidman and Witherspoon. The novel tells the comic tale of three mothers of kindergartners whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder. The book just got published. Pacific Standard and Blossom Films, both book-smart companies, have been busy. Pacific Standard just produced the Jean Marc Vallee-directed Wild for Fox Searchlight based on the Cheryl Strayed memoir, with Witherspoon starring; the David Fincher-directed Gone Girl; and the untitled Anne Fletcher-directed comedy that stars Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara for MGM and New Line. Books on the Pacific Standard slate include Pennyroyal’s Boot Camp and The Engagements at Fox 2000. Blossom Films is currently filming the Jason Bateman-directed adaptation of the Kevin Wilson novel The Family Fang, with Kidman and Bateman starring together. Blossom produced Rabbit Hole, which got Kidman an Oscar nom, and Monte Carlo. Also in the works are book adaptations of The Silent Wife and Reconstructing Amelia, the latter in development at HBO Films. Australian novelist Moriarty, who’ll serve in a producing capacity, wrote the bestsellers What Alice Forgot, Three Wishes, The Hypnotist’s Love Story and The Husband’s Secret, along with a line of children’s books. (credit: Deadline.com) Last summer, Liane Moriarty delivered her breakout novel, The Husband’s Secret, which landed at number one on the New York Times bestsellers list, has sold more than 1.25 million copies across all formats in the United States alone, and was translated into over thirty-five languages. She’s back with BIG LITTLE LIES (Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam; Publication Date: July 29, 2014), a brilliant novel that explores the realities of modern parenting and schoolyard scandal as it traces the huge impact of the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive. BIG LITTLE LIES follows three mothers, each at a crossroads. Funny and passionate, Madeline is a force of nature. She remembers everything and forgives no one, but she has a huge heart and a complicated blended family that is about to drive her over the edge. Madeline’s best friend Celeste is a traffic-stopping beauty with an equally stunning husband and a pair of five-year-old twins. She’s also harboring a startling secret that no one—not even her best friend—knows. The pair befriends a new single mom in town, Jane, who has moved to their seaside town for a fresh start with her five-year-old son. None of them have a clue that Jane’s arrival will trigger a series of events that irrevocably alters their lives and their community. What begins as a boisterous school fundraiser ends in a riot and a tragic death. Is it murder, an accident…or something else? In her pitch perfect style, Liane Moriarty reveals what really goes on behind closed suburban doors. Her gripping fiction keeps readers wondering how she can possibly resolve the events she’s set in motion, yet she does so flawlessly while her deft plot twists and turns keep us guessing until the very end. Moriarty has mastered the art of writing clever, thought-provoking page-turners with the perfect mix of depth, humor, and darkness