Updated: Mar 4

Brad Orsted's FINDING MARLEY has sold to Michael Homler at St. Martin's Press.

Orsted's memoir is an account of the wildlife photographer and filmmaker's ten-year odyssey of grief and redemption in the Yellowstone wilderness as he mourns the death of his daughter Marley. While guiding hikers, photographing wild animals, and saving grizzlies, Orsted ultimately finds the wild within the human heart, and undertakes a journey to forgiveness, sobriety, love and life, to memory and ultimately—to Marley.

"Brad Orsted's decade-long spiritual sojourn read to me and TRF Executive Editor Diane Terrana like a modern-day Siddhartha,” said The Rights Factory CEO Sam Hiyate. “His story arc of redemption through wilderness would be perfect on a show like Yellowstone. In fact, Taylor Sheridan -- if they met him and heard his story, Brad himself might compete with Rip for the Dutton's love. Option this book, dude!"

Watch Brad Orsted's film, THE BEAST OF OUR TIME, narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges and winner of “Best Environmental Film” from the DOC LA Awards.

Xan van Rooyen’s MY NAME IS MAGIC has sold to Joshua Dean Perry at Tiny Ghost Press.

Set at a Finnish school for the magically gifted, this new YA novel follows a 15 year old magically-challenged, non-binary student as they must save their disappearing friends.

"My Name is Magic is the kind of book I wish I had available in my childhood, and I'm thrilled for the world to explore the magic of Finnish myth and the heart of Taika and their journey," said The Rights Factory agent Lindsay Leggett.

MY NAME IS MAGIC is scheduled for publication in September 2022.

Lee Matthew Goldberg's THE DESIRE CARD series has sold to James Reasoner at Wolfpack Publishing in a five-book deal.

This new series of international thrillers mixes Elmore Leonard with a Tarantino edge. It explores the characters and situations around a card (and sinister organization) that promises "any wish fulfilled for the right price," and what we will do to survive when money isn't enough to get everything we want.

"I've loved working with Lee for over a decade now and I think this twisty thriller series is just building momentum,” said The Rights Factory CEO Sam Hiyate. “We won't rest until it's a full on Bourne-like film or TV franchise!"

THE DESIRE CARD series will begin with an origin story, IMMORAL ORIGINS, followed by PREY NO MORE, ALL SINS FULFILLED, VICIOUS RIPPLES, and the final as-yet-untitled book.

Lee Matthew Goldberg is also the author of THE ANCESTOR and THE MENTOR. The first book in the series, IMMORAL ORIGINS, is scheduled for publication in Fall 2022.

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