Genre: Urban Fantasy, Supernatural Thriller
Publisher: Non Sequitur Press
Number of pages: 305
Word Count: 85,000
Cover Artist: Martin Stiff of Amazing15
How THE TERMINALS became optioned for Television
24 BONES is my latest release but I have a lot more in queue. Of all my adult work, the book I’m most excited about is THE TERMINALS. It’s about a secret government agency that uses the terminally ill to go into their respective afterlives to seek information from dead people in order to solve some real world issue. Cool, right? It’s currently being marketed by my amazing literary agent Gina Panettieri. She’s looking for a book deal. The television deal came another way, and let me say first, we’re not there yet. Television deals take a long time to put together, usually coming down to, who’s going to pay for the pilot. This story is about the initial option as it’s been reoptioned since.
A funny thing happened on the train one day.
I was actually coming back home to Ottawa from Toronto after pitching some producers there. So I was highly prepared when I noted the guy in the seat in front of me was reviewing raw footage. I could tell it was raw because it would start with those colorful, geometric screens that you never see anymore and he was reviewing it in an editing program.
I was excited and my hands started sweating, even though I had no clue who he was. But in the upper right hand corner of the laptop frame was his name and address on a little tiny sticker. Squinting, I could make out parts of it. Which I promptly Googled.
Turns out it was Jim Donovan, an award winning director.
Are you a believer in fate? Things happening because they’re supposed to? To some degree, I am.
Now, having confirmed that this guy was legit, I didn’t tap him on the shoulder, no. I tracked down his email address online. And I emailed him, asking if he’d mind a pitch!
Across the WiFi, to the cell tower, along the Internet Pipes to his servers, and then back ... A few minutes later he started laughing, turned around, big smile and came and sat next to me.
And so started an awesome relationship, and how I first optioned THE TERMINALS.
So, want to option your book? Ride the rails!
About the Author
After crewing ships in the Antarctic and the Baltic Sea and some fun in venture capital, Michael anchored himself (happily) to a marriage and a boatload of kids. Now he injects his adventurous spirit into his writing with brief respites for research into the jungles of Sumatra and Guatemala, the ruins of Egypt and Tik’al, paddling the Zambezi and diving whatever cave or ocean reef will have him. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers and SF Canada, and the author of the Assured Destruction series, 24 Bones, The Sand Dragon, Hurakan, Ruination and several award winning graphic novels for young adults.
Website – www.michaelfstewart.com
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