A YA novel out from ChiZine Publications in 2011 has been optioned for film/TV rights. This is the first time one of their books has been optioned as well as one of their first YA titles. Due to the success of this and their other YA titles, they're starting a new line of YA books, ChiTeen, in 2014.
About the novel:
Living in St. Jude, a 110-year-old dying city on the edge of the Mississippi, is tough. But when a letter informs fourteen-year-old Cinque Williams of the passing of the father he never met, he is faced with an incomplete past and an uncertain future. A curse meant for his father condemns Cinque to a slow death even as it opens his eyes to the strange otherworld around him. With help from the ghost Willy T, an enigmatic White Woman named Iku, an African Loa, and a devious shape-shifter, Cinque gathers the tools to confront the ghost of his dead father. But he will learn that sometimes too much knowledge can be dangerous - and the people he trusts most are those poised to betray him!