My New Novel: A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME

I’m proud and excited to announce the publication of my second novel, A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME.

As you might have guessed based on the title and the cover, it has a baseball-related theme.

A few years ago, an editor who had been following my blog contacted me to suggest that I write some kind of baseball-ish memoir. I wasn’t interested in writing memoir but I was interested in writing about why I loved baseball and how I got drawn into it. I started a short story and 12,000 words later realized that it was clearly headed somewhere else.

It’s a story about baseball but it’s also about growing up and driving around and falling in love and taking chances and having your heart broken. One of the things I am most proud of my baseball writing is how people who normally didn’t read a lot of sportswriting were drawn to it for the same reasons people like my music writing; it made them feel like they were there. I tried to bring all of that into this book.

For Mets fans, it will take you back into the 2006 and 2007 post-seasons, and I hope I did us proud.

More information is available at this web site, and A WHOLE NEW BALLGAME is available in paperback and eBook from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Google Play and Kobo and Powell’s Books.

Locally, you can obtain the paperback from WORD in Brooklyn, and your favorite bookstore can also special order it for you – tell them it is in the Ingram catalog and the ISBN is 978-0-9835029-5-1.

BOOK LAUNCH PARTY:

SAVE THE DATE! March 12 at WORD in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Join me at “You Sure Know A Lot About Baseball For A Girl,” featuring some of the best NYC area lady sportswriters reading about baseball! Tentative lineup includes: Joan Walsh (Salon), Taryn Cooper, Diane Firstman (Value Over Replacement Grit) and Amanda Rykoff. Peanuts and Cracker Jack will be served.

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