Tia Williams’ Seven Days in June has captivated many readers and is a popular fixture on BookTok. Now, through a new television deal, this book is making its way to the small screen. Will Packer Media and Kinetic Media are developing Williams’s novel into a television series for Prime Video. Author and screenwriter Felicia Pride has signed on as this adaptation’s director and showrunner. In addition, Pride will be an executive producer through Honey Chile, her production company. So far, the series has yet to make any casting decisions. However, no matter the choices made, this series will likely get many viewers due to the popularity of the novel.
What is Seven Days in June about?
Seven Days in June centers around writer Eva Mercy, an erotica writer and single mother living in Brooklyn. Eva is experiencing a lot of pressure, both from her career and in her personal life. One day, at a literary event, she meets Shane Hall, a really successful author. Hall is a bit of a recluse, so this appearance from him is a bit of a surprise to the literary world. Nevertheless, sparks fly between the two writers as they bond at the event. However, what many people don’t realize is that this is not the first time by a long shot that Eva and Shane have connected.
Fifteen years earlier, Eva and Shane were in love. They were just teenagers then and were only together for one week, but that one week was magical and stuck with both of them after all this time. It has even stuck in both of their writings. Though they have not seen each other since that week, they still have that powerful connection and chemistry when they meet up again. That is what leads to a brand new magical week in Brooklyn. They try to pick up where they left off, but Eva can not stop thinking about why their week ended 15 years ago and if she’s ready to go through that again. Is Eva ready to trust Shane again? How will this relationship affect the rest of her life? Eva is about to find out.
The Great Success
This novel came out in 2021. Immediately, it took off in popularity, with readers enjoying every word of this exciting romance. The novel quickly became a New York Times bestseller because of all of these readers. Seven Days in June was also selected for Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club, which recommends the best books to millions of readers. CNN named the book one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2021 and The Washington Post named it one of The Best Romance Books of 2021. One thing’s for sure, this book took the literary world by storm.
Many publications called Seven Days in June one of the best books of 2021. These publications include USA Today, Harper’s Bazaar, The Los Angeles Times, Buzzfeed, People, Kirkus, Reader’s Digest, Bumble, and more. It was also a nominee for Goodreads’s award for Best Romance Novel of 2021, receiving over 20 thousand votes from Goodreads users. Along with all of these accolades, this novel has been talked about a lot on social media. Several users on TikTok have made videos reviewing this book, with some videos having over a hundred thousand views. There was so much talk about this book that a screen adaptation was practically inevitable.
Tia Williams’ Writing Career
Along with Seven Days in June, many of Tia Williams’s novels have gone on to earn great praise. Williams has published six novels in her career, all of which have been received well by the public. Her first novel, The Accidental Diva, came out in 2004. She followed that up with The Beauty of Color, which she wrote with model Iman. After those novels, she wrote novels for the young adult genre, including It Chicks and its sequel It Chicks: Sixteen Candles. Her most recent novel, A Novel For Ricki Wilde, came out on February 6, 2024, and it already looks like this novel will achieve positive acclaim similar to her previous books.
Seven Days in June is not the only one of Williams’s books to have an on-screen adaptation. Her 2016 book, The Perfect Find, was turned into a film for Netflix. The romance film stars Gabrielle Union and Keith Powers and was released in June of 2023. It received mixed reviews from critics but won the Audience Award for Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival. In addition to all of Williams’s work in literature, she has worked as a fashion editor for publications like Glamour and Elle. She is currently the editorial director for beauty brand Estée Lauder.
Felicia Pride’s Work
Writer Felicia Pride has a lot of experience working in both the literary world and the on-screen world. In terms of literature, Pride has written six books. Her most famous was their young adult novel Patterson Heights, which came out in 2010. Other books of hers include The Message: Life Lessons from Hip-Hop’s Greatest Songs, Hallway Diaries, two novelizations of episodes of the popular television series Everybody Hates Chris, and more.
In recent years, Pride has focused more of her attention on screenwriting and producing. She joined the writers’ room for the fourth season of the popular drama series Queen Sugar. She was also a writer for the seventeenth season of the successful long-running medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. Pride has also written her own films, such as the short film tender and the romance drama Really Love. Along with currently adapting Seven Days in June, she is in the process of having her script Like It’s The Last developed, which is also being produced by Will Packer.
Seven Days in June is a story filled with romance, heartache, and the complications that come with both adulthood and motherhood. Readers were watching this relationship unfold before their very eyes and they had to know what would happen with Eva. A television series will likely bring in more fans as they watch this love come to life. Only time will tell if this series does the book justice!
To read about more upcoming adaptations, click here!
To browse more books on our Bookshop page, click here!