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Audio work

Doing the audiobook for CANCER CROSSINGS has opened up new doors. Other voices have already done SUMMER OF '68 and CASTRO'S CURVEBALL and others, but it looking through my contracts I found that I still hold the rights to HABANA LIBRERED RAIN and BUFFALO, HOME OF THE BRAVES. With the latter, we have also located many of the interviews I did with Bob McAdoo, Jack Ramsay, Randy Smith and others. 

I'll be returning to the recording studio later this year, so let me know if you have a favorite, one you'd love to hear the story in audio

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Home again

A week-long swing through Buffalo, Syracuse and the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is over and I'm back in northern Virginia. Time to work on some new projects and prep for the fall semester at Johns Hopkins.
Thanks to everyone who came out to my appearances this summer, from the East Coast  Read More 
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Shifting gears

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  Read More 
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Four gigs in six days

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.  Read More 

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Last Pitch in MSP

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.

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Next stop? Twin Cities

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  Read More 
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Last Pitch to the Printers

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  Read More 
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Closing flurry

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  Read More 
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The Great Gatsby

Enjoyed the report about The Great Gatsby on Studio 360 this afternoon.
Interestingly, I was struck by how pedestrian Fitzgerald's prose sometimes was in the early drafts. Some of my students at Johns Hopkins loathe revision/rewriting. But often that's where the real magic is found. Read More 
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