IBD Cover-click to enlargeHave I shown you the new cover for In Broad Daylight? No, well damn! Here it is! What do you think? Comment below and you'll be entered to win an ARC of the book way before it comes out on May 7th!! That's right!
But let's talk truth: today I'm here to announce the winner's of the Scott Sigler Royal MVP Turkey Text Free Book Giveaway for March 2013! On last week's episode of The MVP (you can check in at 4 min and 30 min if you want to jump right to him talking about me), No. 21, Scott talked up the new Thomas & Mercer releases of Young Junius and This Is Life, even offering up free copies of em in print! A bunch of folks entered by commenting there and... the winners are:
In other news, Publishers Weekly, the omnipresent trade mag of the review world, has weighed in on In Broad Daylight! "Diverting" they called it. See the full review after the break. -- And don't forget to comment here to be entered to win one copy of the IBD ARC! (who loves ya, baby?)
Lately I've been spending a fair amount of time pondering the difference between the words "edition" and "addition." Today they come into play like never before as Thomas & Mercer publishing releases new editions of both THIS IS LIFE and YOUNG JUNIUS. In no small part this is due to your support! I thank you once again for all your patronage and assistance in making my writing career a reality. I'm super excited about working together and the new opportunities this partnership involves--basically, Thomas & Mercer is a publishing wing of Amazon and they'll be using powers of the mighty sales site to promot and merchandize the book.
On the other hand, there's an addition that I'm even more proud of: that's my little girl, Willa Evelyn Harwood, who was three weeks old yesterday! (Her birthday is 1/28.) She's gaining weight, healthy as any parent could ask for and seems *very* advanced for her age (not my words)! I'm pretty sure she'll be reading within the month. (Kidding.)
If I may be so bold as to ask you for another favor, please help me to spread the word about This Is LIfe and Young Junius. You've likely bought them before. Now a good review, a Fb "Like" or a word to your friends can do so much! I'll be announcing new giveaways in the days and weeks to come. I look forward to your participation. As always, I'm also happy to sign your copies. Just drop a line and ask me.
More audio, CrimeWAV stories and dispatches from Palms Nation to come. As always, I'm yer boy.
COMING SOON!In FallYeah. Wow. So today's news is BIG. And I've had to wait on it for a long time now. Then, last night PubMarketplace dropped the following (in deals/sales):
Seth Harwood's IN BROAD DAYLIGHT, about a smart, tough FBI Agent as she tracks a serial killer in Alaska, to Andrew Bartlett at Thomas & Mercer, plus the previously-published THIS IS LIFE and YOUNG JUNIUS, by Stacia Decker at the Donald Maass Literary Agency (World).
Film rights to YOUNG JUNIUS, the story of a fourteen-year-old boy avenging his brother's murder in the housing projects of 1980s Boston, optioned by producer Daniel Wolfe, by Brooke Ehrlich of Brooke Ehrlich Artist Management.
FallWhat this means is that Thomas & Mercer (Amazon's crime imprint) will publish This Is Life, Young Junius and In Broad Daylight!! These will be available in both print and ebook format. Three books! It's looking like This Is Life and YJ will come this fall, likely October, with IBD to follow in the spring. And...
AND... And we've sold an option on Young Junius for FILM!!! As you'll see in the above video, Daniel Wolfe, an awesome up-and-coming director is definitely the man for this job. He loved the book, wanted the option, got it, and now we'll see where this leads. I've been really impressed with his work thus far, including this awesome video for Time To Dance by the Shoes (warning: NSFW, disturbing and awesome!) starring a famous actor you'll recognize immediately.
The timing here is entirely coincidental, but I also leave tomorrow morning for five weeks of vacation and writing! I'll be in southern France and Western Mass. Couldn't be more excited! Drop a comment and let me hear from ya!
click on my face!Big News: THE STORE PAGE HAS ARRIVED!! Now you can buy my work here on the site, get it signed and shipped right to you. No middleman! This is what we've been waiting for!
To Kick it off, today I'm announcing that THIS IS LIFE is available IN PRINT!! Jack is BACK!! All editions include both THIS IS LIFE and CZECHMATE rolled together into an awesome new remix that I know you're gonna dig. They're also all personalized and mailed from right here in the lair. Get some!
You can get to my new store here Lots of books and goods there!
I'm really pumped about the store and expect to release new content there monthly. Stay tuned! Upcoming you'll find:
If you don't have a Kindle, you can still comply. Just grab up a FREE Kindle reader App for the web, your PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Droid or whatever else you may have using this link: Free Kindle Apps of all Kinds.
THIS IS LIFE is also available for Nook, on Smashwords, and in the iBookstore soon.
This book corresponds to the original text of the THIS IS LIFE podcast and does not contain the Czechmate content. That's coming soon in its own eBook. Stay tuned!
I'm feeling somewhat better this week, but still a little under the weather. Therefore, you'll hear me do a not so good job here of telling you about:
The end of the Kickstarter campaign: coming Saturday 10/8 at 9am Pacific/12 noon Eastern! If you're gonna get in, get on it! This will be your last chance to get JP2 paperback and hardcover in this special edition.
We've totally rocked this project and so far have cleared almost $7k in funding! This is awesome and totally sets me up to fund what I need to do. More on that soon.
In addition to the fiction this week, I talk about the hardcore and unbelievably fast success of the Kickstarter Campaign to preorder THIS IS LIFE. You guys totally ROCKED it! We reached the $4k funding mark in just over 24 hours and now we're still rolling as we rock our way through $5k and on! All funds will go to plenty more free content here on the web and more books hitting the marketplace! So preorder your copy now! Don't think the campaign's over just because we reached our minimum level. Oh, no!Paper AND Hardcover
I just got the hardcover in the mail today and it looks AWESOME! I talk about that on the show, why it's so pricey and how much I want to make sure you get one into your hands. I also drop many names of the awesome donors who ponied up first to get theirs! And I'll go further in the list next week.
Next week sometime, I'll have an interview that my man John Mireau conducted this week and then on Thursday the 4th episode of In Broad Daylight for you! This next one, oh yeah, it's gonna rock you!
You can order the book in either Hardcover or Paperback. The paperback's way more cost-friendly ($30 including postage) and still looks awesome! I LOVE mine and it looks great. Each of these copies will be signed, personalized and numbered.
So pop over here to the Kickstarter campaign and order yours today! We reached our funding level which means that the money definitely goes through, but that's not the cue to stop everything! This is still the only way to get this print copy of the book! Pick one up today and join us here in the Palms Family! We love ya!
Tom Franklin, author of the award-winning, best-selling Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter says, "Seth Harwood is my favorite new American writer. I recommend this book, all his books, to you. You'll thank me. Just wait."
But today's a HUGE day for another reason! As of right now, you can preorder your copies of THIS IS LIFE and help to fund future books from me to come out in the eBook and print marketplace. Today's the start of my Kickstarter campaign to raise funding for fixed costs to production. Want more info? Definitely! Check us out here at sethharwood.com/kick, your official home of the campaign.