Stephenie Meyer and Meghan Hibbett’s production company, Fickle Fish Films, which produced the film adaptations of Meyer’s novel The Host and Austenland, have optioned rights to Mindy McGinnis’ debut young-adult novel ‘Not A Drop To Drink’.
HarperCollins published Mindy McGinnis’ debut novel last September 2013. The novel is based on the premise of a survival story set in a world where fresh water is almost nonexistent. The story centers on the character of Lynn, whose survival in the dystopian world means protecting her precious freshwater pond against drought, snowless winters, coyotes, and most importantly, people looking for a drink. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand. But wisps of smoke on the horizon mean one thing: strangers are coming.
Meghan Hibbett said in announcing the deal:
“Mindy’s unique voice made for a truly riveting read; this story seamlessly blends gritty and dangerous dystopian realism with the larger themes of life vs. survival that we feel audiences will really respond to.”