Three Book Deal and a Film Option!

COMING SOON!COMING SOON!In FallIn 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.

FallFallWhat 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!


great news

glad to see in broad daylight going to print. movie rights are always good too. congratulations on all this news.

Great news Seth. Very well

Great news Seth. Very well deserved. Best of luck from here! 


I really can't wait to see YJ on the silver screen, I hope you get to open it in Boston so I can go!!!

Enjoy the vaca, I can't wait to lord it over all the newbie fans that I've got all (well most) of the early first prints of your stuff now that you're mister big time big publishing house guy!




Seth, Bravo on scoring an option on young Junius, super agent Donald Maass bringing your books to print, and the long vaca in southern France. I just finished listening to JPII: 'This Is Life' last night. The Q&A answered most of my questions. Well done there too. Cheers, Mark L Berry


First off, congratulations.  You deserve it.  Keep to the grind and this will only be the beginning.

Also, wow.  You couldn't be more right about Daniel Wolfe being the right man for the job.  Both the Father and the Time To Dance video had me mezmerized.  I really hope you guys manage to make it happen.  Enjoy your vacation and then put some words on paper.

Much love.