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“Dark Eden” by Bestselling Transmedia Author Patrick Carman Optioned by The Hatchery

HollywoodNews.com: Dan Angel, a partner in the LA-based production company, The Hatchery LLC, has optioned Dark Eden (Katherine Tegen Books), the newest multimedia young adult novel by Patrick Carman, a leader in marrying digital content with printed and electronic books.

Dark Eden is a psychological thriller about seven teens sent to a remote institution to be cured of their crippling phobias. Sequestered in mysterious fear chambers, they are forced to confront their worst nightmares. A recent winner of the QED award for quality, excellence and design in ebooks from Digital Book World, Dark Eden was recognized as a ?revolutionary idea in ebook publishing.? The novel is enhanced by a downloadable app that enriches all the elements of the traditional narrative. The digital components are delivered through a mobile application that transmits new episodes sequentially as the story unfolds. Designed to engage wired readers, complete episodes include innovative story artifacts such as still images, audio recordings, videos, scans, and text entries.

?As the Hatchery moves into new digital platforms, we could not be more excited to be working with Pat on Dark Eden, said Angel. ?He is not only a master of the teen fantasy, horror and science fiction genres, he is one of the inventors of interactive storytelling and at the forefront of understanding how kids consume media today.?
Susan Carpenter of the LA Times said, in her review of Dark Eden, ?All of the characters in the app are Hollywood-slick. And so are the video and audio production values, which amplify, rather than detract from, Carman’s inventive storytelling. Dark Eden is a fast-paced thrill ride.?
Patrick Carman is the New York Times bestselling author of such acclaimed series as the Land of Elyon and Atherton and the teen superhero novel Thirteen Days to Midnight. A multimedia pioneer, Patrick authored The Black Circle, the fifth title in the 39 Clues series, and the groundbreaking Skeleton Creek and Tracker books.

Writer and producer Dan Angel is currently executive producing two new hit shows on The Hub Network, R. L. Stine?s The Haunting Hour and Dan Vs. Angel was the executive producer of the event television movies The Ben Carson Story, Gifted Hands, and Door to Door, which received 2 Golden Globe nominations, a Screen Actors Guild Award, multiple Emmys and the prestigious Peabody Award.

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