Tim Wendel

Writer in residence -- Johns Hopkins University

Credits

Books
The mystique and mystery of hitting a home run.
The Season When Baseball, and America, Changed Forever
Fiction
Award-winning novella set in Cuba.

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SUMMER now in paperback


'Pipe shots'

July 17, 2014

Tags: Summer of '68, Mickey Mantle, Denny McLain, Tim Wendel, Da Capo Press, Adam Wainwright, Derek Jeter, baseball

Adam Wainwright's "pipe shots" to Derek Jeter reminds me of Denny McLain grooving one to Mickey Mantle in the memorable '68 season. Check out pages 126-129 in SUMMER OF '68.

Shifting gears

July 2, 2014

Tags: Down to the Last Pitch, Minnesota Twins, Johns Hopkins, One More Page Books, Atlanta Braves, Politics & Prose, Johns Hopkins, Bergino Baseball Clubhouse, St Paul, Minneapolis Library, Roswell Park, Civil War, Summer of '68

Perhaps the strangest thing about being a writer these days is the mind-boggling, whiplash shift that's sometimes required. Since early April I've been on and off the road, promoting DOWN TO THE LAST PITCH. It's been a ton of fun as I visited great venues in 10-plus states and met some awesome people. Folks (more…)

Four gigs in six days

April 30, 2014

Tags: Down to the Last Pitch, Minnesota Twins, Johns Hopkins, One More Page Books, Atlanta Braves, Politics & Prose, Subtext, St Paul, Minneapolis Library, Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club

The week began in Baltimore for a special class at Johns Hopkins. The next morning it was onto Bowling Green, Ky., and the great book festival they have there.
By the next afternoon, I was flying home in time to talk about DOWN TO THE LAST PITCH before a standing-room crowd at Politics & Prose. (more…)

Last Pitch in MSP

April 13, 2014

Tags: Down to the Last Pitch, Minnesota Twins, Johns Hopkins, One More Page Books, Atlanta Braves, Politics & Prose, Subtext, St Paul, Minneapolis Library

Here's the fearsome foursome from last Thursday's fun panel at the Minneapolis Library. Left to right, John Rosengren, myself, Twins announcer Dick Bremer and Rob Weintraub. Great time talking baseball over the last half-century.

Next stop? Twin Cities

April 7, 2014

Tags: Down to the Last Pitch, Minnesota Twins, Johns Hopkins, One More Page Books, Atlanta Braves, Politics & Prose, Subtext, St Paul. Stymie

Excited about being in the Twin Cities talking about DOWN TO THE LAST PITCH at the end this week. But as I head out the door I'm also thankful for the good folks for putting up a short story of mine -- http://www.stymiemag.com/2014/04/tim-wendel-downward-facing-dog-fiction.html
This started as an essay and (more…)

Great time in CVille

March 23, 2014

Tags: Charlottesville, Virginia Festival for the Book, Dean Smith

This was my fourth appearance at the VA Festival for the Book. The good folks there moved heaven and earth to have copies of DOWN TO THE LAST PITCH available, even though the pub date isn't until April 1.

Last Pitch to the Printers

January 26, 2014

Tags: Down to the Last Pitch, Minnesota Twins, Johns Hopkins, One More Page Books, Atlanta Braves, Politics & Prose

The final edits are finished and the cover is done, with great endorsements from Jane Leavy, John Thorn and Claire Smith. That means DOWN TO THE LAST PITCH is off to the printers, with a pub date of April 1.
A half-dozen appearances have already been lined up, with more on the way. Keep watching (more…)

Closing flurry

December 1, 2013

Tags: Down to the Last Pitch, Minnesota Twins, Johns Hopkins, One More Page Books, Atlanta Braves

A fun stretch run heading into the holiday season. I returned to the Miami Book Fair, which is always at the top of my list. How can you beat 80-degree temperatures in November and hanging with the great cast of characters Mitchell Kaplan from Books & Books brings together?
I rolled the dice at the (more…)

Coming up for air

October 17, 2013

Tags: 1991 World Series, Minnesota Twins, Atlanta Braves

Down to the Last Pitch (Da Capo Press)
I was in pedal-to-the-metal mode for much of the summer and into the fall. But I'm pleased to announce that my new book, DOWN TO THE LAST PITCH, will be released by Da Capo Press this spring. March 11, 2014, to be exact.
It's the story of arguably the greatest World Series ever played and deals with (more…)

Habana Libre now on ebook

June 10, 2013

Tags: Habana Libre, CityLit Press, Cuba, Fidel Castro, Castro's Curveball, Havana, Kindle, Nook

Thrilled to have HABANA LIBRE now available on ebook formats -- Kindle, Nook, etc. Thanks to Gregg Wilhelm and the good folks at CityLit Press for making this happen.
Ebook cost? Only $3.99.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D9CMGYE/ref%3Das_li_tf_tl?tag=draft2-20