The former Brat Pack star has inked a deal with publisher Algonquin Young Readers to write a book titled Just Fly Away, slated for release in early 2017.

The young adult novel follows a teenage girl who discovers her father has an eight-year-old son from a secret affair.

MCCarthy previously released a best-selling memoir, The Longest Way Home, in 2012, and is an acclaimed travel writer. He is currently an Editor-at-Large for National Geographic Traveler magazine.