Seton Publishing


An award-winning journalist and a prolific writer, Tony Seton not only writes his own books, but he also writes, edits, publishes, and distributes books for clients. Some of his clients arrive with a manuscript; others begin with just a desire to tell their story, which they do through interviews. Below are some of the more than fifty books produced by Seton Publishing since 2010. These books are available through bookstores worldwide and from Amazon, in paper and Kindle, except for those which were produced exclusively for private distribution.


Books by Tony Seton Books by Clients
In most jurisdictions in California, if the police get a call about domestic violence, someone is going to be arrested. Even if no one is injured. Even if the caller tells the deputy that any contact was purely accidental. Even if the caller was lying. The deputies thinks it's the law. It isn't. It's why many innocent people are jailed, families are destroyed, reputations are ruined.

 The fascinating life story of Sam "The Morning Man" Salerno. He met and interviewed celebrities and top sports figures galore, in Las Vegas and on the links on the  Monterey Peninsula.

Volume IX of The Francie LeVillard Mysteries... In The Storage Locker, her friend overhears a strange conversation that could be criminal. In Fixing Poor Grades, the body of a local college professor is found floating in Lake El Estero. Unjustice is about a man unfairly arrested who comes to Francie to see about the system being changed. And in The Dream, a friend who doesn’t believe in past lives has an experience that seems to defy explanation.  
T J Moran's first book...a delicious compilation of eleven Stories for Starving Romantics.  The book is an excellent prop for a single person looking to connect. Also great bedtime reading to put a smile in your dreams. And T J should know about the heart. After all he's a cardiologist.

Dustin Propper was in a slow downward spiral when he had a couple of curious coincidences. People came into his life and moved him in a strange – for him – new direction. It all led, after a long trek into the Himalayas, to Mokki’s Peak, where he saw a bird fly backwards...and himself move forward.
 
Once upon a time there was a little boy named Hamilton, and a little girl named Egberta. They were the best of friends. They loved to travel, and Hamilton and Egberta had amazing adventures. A score of those trips are told in this book. These were bedtime stories Gerard Rose told to his children decades ago. More stories are promised.

Twelve alien spaceships took up positions over the United States. It was a silent alarm. Then, unbeknownst to the rest of the country, four every-day Americans were beamed up to meet with the alien commander and his deputy. They learned the frightening truth about what was going to happen to the Earth if....it was a very big if. In fact, ifs don’t get any bigger.
 

A Dog's Tale by Ron Wormser...actually it's by Ron and Pepper, his late miniature Schnauzer. A delightful, thoughtful, amusing, poignant, engaging, purposeful story, by two very fine writers.
Volume VIII of The Francie LeVillard Mysteries -- One story is drawn from the terrifying early days of the Third Reich when Sherlock Holmes worked with Francie's great-grandfather of the Deuxième Bureau. A second is about a client who goes rogue to bring justice against four people she holds responsible for her brother's death. And in the third story, Francie recounts her early days as a political reporter at a television station in New York.  

A Rich & Valued Life  is the story of Martin Needler's more than eight decades on the planet, beginning in Manchester, England shortly before the Germans began bombing his city and reporting up through his he important role he played in illuminating mistakes in U.S. policies in Latin America .
Devon Ross was a television news reporter at the top-rated station in the #1 market. One frigid winter morning he was sent out to LaGuardia Airport where the police were pulling a "floater" out of Flushing Bay. No, not one floater; the one was chained to another body. The two were victims of the violent drug war that had long plagued New York. It was the beginning of a trail that led through more killings and serious personal challenges to a life-threatening climax.  

In Donald Craghead's first novel, The Enchanted Emerald, he tells an exciting story of a future, sans technology but replete with magic, and with young Michael trying to wrest control from his sister to save all from her evil curses.
Candace Brinkman arrived at the party convention with more than enough votes to deliver the nomination. Plus, she had the money and the machine – and a ten-point lead in the polls – to win the general election and send her to the White House. But then Life intervened, and suddenly the trademark control that had gotten her this far began to crack.  

Tony Albano's Life Is a Bumpy Road is a (mostly) cheery collection of stories about his living in New York, his mu-sic, the Mets, fishing, girls, owning a deli, California, and his great love of people and dogs.
I was lying on my bed when suddenly the doorbell rang. Maybe it’s the FedEx guy and he was bringing a positive reply to one of the myriad resumes I'd sent out. How was it possible that all those skills and that brilliance could go to waste. Brilliant? Uh-huh. I was half-way down the staircase when I realized that there was no doorbell in the house. But that didn't stop me from looking to see who had rung it.  
Police work is not what you see on TV. In the real world, it’s tougher, it’s grittier, and there’s a lot more on the line. Frank DiPaola flew to Los Angeles to maybe become an actor. Instead he became a cop. He also became an actor. He also saved lives.
Sherlock Holmes is one of the most important fictional characters in all of literature the world around. A member of a Sherlockian society for the past 30 years, I have contributed numerous papers to their bi-monthly black tie dinner meetings. The "Musings on Sherlock Holmes" consist of six essays and a play, all but one of which were delivered/performed before the Diogenes Club of Carmel-by-the-Sea.   

In, Western Hero, this latest historical novel from one of our finest storytellers, Gerard Rose weaves an important tale of courage and purpose, at home and on the battlefield, as he recounts the life of a true western hero.

Anyone who has worked in radio will recognize the people in this story. Radio is a strange animal in that it attracts people who are weird but figure that they can hide out behind their voices. "No Soap, Radio"  looks behind the curtain of radio reporting some of what really happens at some radio stations.
 

Pat DuVal escaped the ugliness of the Deep South when he went into the Army. Mustering out at Ft. Ord, California, he became the first black deputy in Monterey County, and also followed his dream of singing.
Volume VII of The Francie LeVillard Mysteries features a wide range of cases from the abduction of a stolen albino ball python to a scurrilous campaign to unseat the sheriff; an evil sponsor of terrorists to a divorcee plagued by someone who is playing "pranks" on her in her own house. The ever-brilliant Yankee Point detective makes life better for the good people at the expense of those wearing the black hats.  

Green-Lighting Your Future / How You Can Manifest the Perfect Life explains how to reach higher consciousness. No kidding...No gimmicks, no games. A deeply thoughtful exploration by a man who's done the work himself.
A serious journalist, Cody Howard was bounced from his network reporting job. He wound up in Monterey at a station where news was not very important. But then he stumbled upon a big story of prison corruption. Lucky for him, he had made new friends including neighbor Roy Deki, and Francie LeVillard. Together, they untangle a curious web of facts and lies that reveal some very important truths.  
Gerard Rose's For I Have Sinned is another historical novel and  a marvelous sequel to his earlier Bless Me Father. His tales are both fact and metaphor, and serve to provide greater understanding of our own lives.

Photographer David Thoreau was casually shooting the fall foliage above Paradise Pond when he saw out of the corner of his eye a flash of color, an artful form, and a compelling face. It was math instructor Lauren Stacy. She, too, saw something special in him that hijacked her attention. It was the beginning of an extraordinary romance.
 

Bless Me Father is Gerard Rose's telling historical novel about growing up in the mid-20th Century. His story mirrors the lives of many people who grew as America did, through the tumultuous Sixties and the War in Vietnam.

Volume VI of The Francie LeVillard Mysteries features four new cases pitting the world's finest consulting detective since Sherlock Holmes against a nefarious real estate agent, a newspaper owner with an outsized ego, a radio talk show host without scruples, and a psychiatrist dangerously cheating on her patients.
 

The Shadow Candidate is a political thriller by consultant Rich Robinson. Plenty of sex, corruption, and murder, presented by a man who has seen it all. Read it before you vote again.

This is the first collection of the miscellaneous works. Selected Writings include short stories, novellas, various bits, and a book review. All except for the book review are fiction. There is some delicious romance and light humor, smart politics and deep feelings, smart pitching, and unreality television.
 

Live Better Longer is an important work by Dr. Hugh Wilson, a pioneer in age management. It's not about Botox;  it's about true good health...for life. He exposes false myths and provides a clear path for many to follow
to a longer and better life.

Jennifer is a screenplay about a social studies teacher from sleepy Santa Morino, California. Suddenly she found herself putting her life on the line for her country. She never thought that she’d be in danger. But that was because she didn’t realize that politics in Our Nation’s Capital – even in the Oval Office itself – can be a deadly game.
 

Red Smith in LA Noir is a detective novel set in Los Angeles a few years after WWII. The corruption is ugly, the torture is painful, and the romance will touch your heart.
Phillip Hewes left a good teaching job in a wealthy area on the Maryland Eastern Shore because it was too comfortable. He accepted a position teaching English Lit at Lassen Community College in Redding at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley. He soon discovered -- first to his considerable dismay and then to his awe-struck delight -- that the real reason he had crossed the country had little to do with teaching college students.  

The Boy Captain
is a excitting fact-based historical novel about American naval hero Joshua Barney. He was not yet 16 when he became a ship's captain...in the middle of the Atlantic, during a storm. He later served in the American Navy during the Revolution and the War of 1812.

The fifth volume of The Francie LeVillard Mysteries features a broad spectrum of cases, in which  the challenges for Francie -- the world's finest consulting detective -- are both professional and personal. From dealing with a pseudo godfather to rebutting a slander campaign against an honest doctor. And then there’s gangland slaying in Salinas that buckles her knees.

 

The Early Troubles is a first novel by Australian-born Carmel attorney Gerard Rose. He writes of his Irish roots as the country struggles to be free.

In the fourth volume of The Francie LeVillard Mysteries, Francie comes across a clue to a murder on the beach by Spanish Bay in Code Book. There are five other cases in this book: Her Brother's Keeper, What a Drag, For the Love of Peace, Opus Rex, and Kayaker. All of them will capture your attention.
 
Ray Ramos landed at Omaha Beach on D-Day. He fought his way across Europe until Germany surrendered. Then he stayed in the Army through the Cold War, serving in Europe, Asia, and South America. This is his life story, The Dedicated Life of an American Solider.

In volume three of The Francie LeVillard Mysteries, there is an unnecessary killing in a case of international intrigue; a brilliant engineer is suspected of corporate espionage; a third case comes right off of today's headlines; and then there is the case of a dangerous man who won't let go.
 

From Terror to Triumph, the true story of Herma Smith Curtis telling of her early life surviving the Nazi take-over of Austria, and her subsequently successful new life on the Monterey Peninsula.
 
In the second volume of The Francie LeVillard Mysteries, we first go back in time to the case that turned her into a world-class detective. Next a matter of murder and survival at her own house. Followed by a frightening case of nuclear espionage. And finally an ugly tale about the people who are supposed to be protecting us.
 

Vision for a Healthy California is a road map for the Golden State, written by Bill Monning while a highly-esteemed  member of the California Assembly. Subsequently he won a seat in the state senate and became majority leader.
 
The first volume of The Francie LeVillard Mysteries featuring the finest consulting detective since Sherlock Holmes. The three stories in this volume are Doc's Drugs Problems, A House Divided, and Raggedy Ann, and there is a play, Flight to Nowhere.
 

Three Lives of a Warrior  is the powerful memoir of Phil Butler, who spent eight years as a prisoner in North Vietnam and came home to a new life.
 
Just Imagine...a man dies -- well not really, and only for a split second -- and then he returns to life on Earth with a vital and terribly exciting secret he needs to share with the whole planet. Then he sees this woman at the Aquarium, and at Trader Joe's, and, well, there's this wonderful dog...
 

In Hustle Is Heaven, the late Duncan Matteson wrote about his 80 years of life and becoming a major developer, investor, and  leading philanthropist. (This was a private printing.)
 
An exciting novel about an evil woman and her boyfriend who try to kill her ex-husband through stress. She would do anything to hurt her ex-husband, including getting involved with a con man. When she is found dead, the question is was she murdered, or did she kill herself. It all amounts to a case of Mayhem.
 
The Denny LeVett Story...So Far  is a true account of the amazing life of a boy who grew up in Iowa and later became a pilot, a world-renown gun collector, a sports car racer, a real estate magnate... (Coming soon)
 
The Autobiography of John Dough, Gigolo is the story of a hedge fund manager who quits making money to help 5 very special women make better lives for themselves. There's a divorcee, two widows, a gangster's moll, and a good friend's wife.
 
 
There are two stimulating novels in this book...
The Omega Crystal is about an exciting solar discovery that the oil industry is sitting on. A news guy, a "spook" and luck come together to reveal it.
And New Moves follows the story of the once-news guy and the brilliant spook as they re-locate to the Monterey Peninsula.
 
 
Silver Lining is a compelling, dear, engaging, important, heart-warming story of romance, politics, media, and guns, torn from today's news headlines, and born from a true situation, starting with a man shooting off a pistol at noon in the middle of a main street. 
 
 
Truth Be Told is a novelized version of a true story about an historic civil rights case of sexual harassment against a top-50 American law school. The school wanted to sweep it under the rug, but an honest woman and a strong lawyer wouldn't let them.
 
   
 
The updated version of The Quality Interview / Getting It Right on Both Sides of the Mic is based decades of journalism including over 2,500 interviews. It explains how to conduct an interview clearly and directly to elicit -- and deliver -- quality information..
 
 
Don't Mess with the Press / How to Write, Produce, and Report Quality Television News is a how-to guide to producing the finest in broadcast journalism.
This book is in the process of being updated and with a new focus on writing, producing, and reporting news online.
 
 
Right Car, Right Price is a quick and easy guide to finding and buying the car or truck new or used that best suits your individual needs. The book was reviewed by Autoweek, the bible of the industry, which called Right Car, Right Price  "the right stuff."
 
Award winning videos by Tony Seton   
 
Divorce -- Collaborative Style is an award-winning  half-hour public television report on the how to dissolve a marriage with integrity, for much less money, and in much less time. The collaborative process, pioneered in the early 1990s, also works in most other legal disputes because it's based on two parties being truthful and acting like adults.
 
 
Mother Nurture is a half-hour public television program that explores significant changes in child-rearing.  This award-winning documentary is for everyone who is a parent, or thinking of becoming one. It also notes that not everyone should be a parent, especially those who are feeling pushed into having a child by family or friends.
 



Tony Seton is a national award-winning journalist, a writer, publisher, public speaker, business and political consultant, teacher, and communications specialist. Early in his career as a broadcast journalist, he covered Watergate, six national elections, and five space shots, produced Barbara Walters' news interviews, and won several national awards for his business-economics coverage, all for ABC Network Television News. Later, Tony wrote, produced, directed, and reported two award-winning public television documentaries. He has conducted over 2,500 interviews and syndicated more than 2,200 essays for print and broadcast. Tony has also logged over 500 hours of live news and talk radio. He has taught journalism and media at the college and graduate level, and was an adjunct professor at the Monterey (now Middlebury) Institute for International Studies. Tony is also a private pilot and a photographer.



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