Tony Sekulich is an author, screenwriter and story editor based out of Toronto, Canada. After writing for newspapers and magazines, he wrote for film and television where he was recognized with a Leo Award nomination for Best Screenwriting in an Animated Series for his work on the APTN animated series Animism: The Gods Lake. Upon graduating from the Canadian Film Centre’s Professional Screenwriting Program, he was hired to adapt the best-selling non-fiction book Blue Trust into a feature film script. Around the same time, he wrote for the CTV comedy series Robson Arms.
His debut novel, The New Twenty, was recognized with a Watty Award in 2017. He likes to write laugh-out-loud funny stories with a lot of heart that have some good ol’ fashioned romance mixed in. If this sounds like the kind of books you like to read, he encourages you to check it out.
The New Twenty
When the newly single 40-year-old Jeff Dempsey suffers an agonizing humiliation at his high school reunion, he comes to realize he has accomplished almost nothing with his life. Armed with this newfound insight, Jeff charges headlong into the bold new adventure of becoming the man he always wanted to be.
With the help of Ashley, his enthusiastic life coach and guide in this new journey; Niko, his best friend and legendary womanizer; and Louie, the schlubby lord-of-the-idiots, Jeff commits to embracing all of the daring life experiences that passed him by, because 40 doesn’t have to mean that your best days are behind you. 40 doesn’t have to signify the countdown to the end. For Jeff Dempsey… 40 is The New Twenty.