“The novel goes beyond fastballs and first base to the heart of the game—the players—in a way even non-sports fans will love.”— USA Today.
Six Innings went into paperback last week. So now all you tightwads you can pick up a copy at consumer-friendly prices! The book includes a special Q & A with the author (me!), a sample chapter from Bystander, and advertisements!
Here’s two questions from the Q & A as a FREE BONUS SAMPLE for my bloggy friends:
What was your best subject in school?
P.E. and recess.
Where do you find inspiration for your writing?
Since I usually write realistic fiction, I try to begin with an accurate understanding of a child’s world, often by sitting in on various classrooms in my community. I have three children, ages 9, 10, and 16, so that helps me stay connected. I don’t think you can examine something like “childhood” under a microscope, like a lab technician in a cold, white room. For a writer you’ve got to feel it, and for whatever reason, I still remember.
Actually, um, I changed my mind. That wasn’t free. What am I crazy, giving this stuff away? In today’s economy? Think again. You owe me, oh, $2.95, which I’ll accept in cash, check, money order, credit card, PayPal, or shards of pretty glass.
I mean to say . . .
The surprisingly decent folks over at the Mac Kids Blog are featuring the book on something called the interwebs! They did a nice job.
GO THERE NOW TO JOIN THE NONSTOP CELEBRATION!
Sob, it’s times like these when I wish my mother could turn on a computer.
Seriously, we’re done here.
* $6.99, that is, unless you’re in Canada, where it’s $8.50. Hey, I saw that Olympic hockey game. You didn’t realize payback would come so soon, so hard, did you?