15-year-old Maya Van Wagenen landed a book deal and a movie deal in the same year.
Back in June, the young author inked a book deal for a YA memoir called Popular: Vintage Wisdom for the Modern Geek.
The book will chronicle the teenager’s efforts to follow a 1950s self-help book called Betty Cornell’s Teen-age Popularity Guide, “applying the quaint-yet-timeless instructions to her contemporary life and exploring what it truly means to be popular.”
Deadline has the scoop about the film deal:
That journal is the basis for a six-figure two book deal with Penguin Group. And now, at the ripe age of 15, Van Wagenen has become the youngest non-actor to ever make a feature deal at DreamWorks. The studio has optioned Popular: One Geek’s Quest For The Impossible, as well as that Betty Cornell book.
You can read more about the teenage author at her Facebook page.