January 9, 2014
We’re less than a month away from that global festival of thrills, chills, and spills on ice and snow known as the Winter Olympics. Want to amaze your friends, children, or students with your encyclopedic knowledge of the Winter Games? Here’s your chance. I’m giving away two copies of my photographic history of the Winter Olympics, Freeze Frame, in the next 24 hours. FREE! To enter, write a comment below. Tell me your favorite Winter Olympics athlete. Or your most memorable Winter Olympics moment. Or your opinion or curling: love it or hate it? At 5 p.m. EST on Friday, January 10, 2014, I will randomly choose two of those who commented to receive books. I'll send them out next week, in plenty of time for the Games, unless there's another polar vortex and all modes of transportation stop in their tracks once again.
SMALL PRINT: Entrants must have a snail mail address in the United States or Canada. No purchase is necessary. Void where prohibited. Only one entry will be accepted per name and e-mail address. All winners will be notified by e-mail within one day of the drawing. Books must be accepted as awarded, are not transferable, and have no cash surrender value. No e-mail addresses or other personal information will be sold or shared with a third party.
December 2, 2013
Anyone who's visited this Website lately might wonder why I haven't updated it in a few months. The reason is that I've been working hard on a number of exciting projects. I've got two picture books in the works, as well as one middle grade/YA biography. As soon as they are on their way to the printer, I'll spill some details here. One is oh-so-close, so look for an announcement, hopefully, at the beginning of the new year. Happy holidays to all.
August 16, 2013
My first book, A Whole New Ball Game: The Story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, certainly has had staying power. Every year, I get e-mails from students who have used the book for papers and History Day projects about the league. This year, I even was contacted by a community college professor who wanted to use it as a text in one of his classes, which is how I learned that the book was officially out of print.
Fortunately, technology has advanced to the point that out-of-print books can enjoy new life without the commitment of storing stacks of volumes in a warehouse. So as of this month, A Whole New Ball Game is once again available—as an eBook. And later this year you will be able to purchase it through print-on-demand, so anyone who wants a physical book can get one.
If you're interested in the eBook, click HERE to open up Ball Game's page on the publisher's Web site. You can choose your eReader from the drop-down menu and go from there.
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