Melissa de la Cruz visits Los Angeles

NYC-based, young adult author Melissa de la Cruz, a California native, made a quick trip to Los Angeles last week. Coincidently (or not), Warner Brothers just bought a pitch by RJ Cutler to direct the movie adaptation of her book, Au Pair.  Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films will be producing.

de la Cruz visited a small Catholic girl’s school, the Ramona Convent Secondary School, in Alhambra. Usually, Southern Californian youth benefit from the area’s proximity to the pop culture industry.  This time,  it sounds like Hollywood benefited from one school girl’s persistence

it took Esther Leung, 17, a senior at Ramona and a big fan of the “Blue Blood” series, nearly two years to nail down a date when the De La Cruz could visit the school.