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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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Coming up for air

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  Read More 

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Habana Libre now on ebook

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
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Excerpt from Sports Night in CVille

Dave Zirin, me, Frank Deford, Jane Leavy and John Grisham

Click here for a discussion about the magic of baseball from our evening at VA Festival for the Book in Charlottesville.
http://www.vabook.org/site13/slideshows/sports/

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Habana Libre cover

Due out in May

We're finishing up the final edits for the novella Habana Libre, which will be out in early May. I'm very happy with the cover. What do you think? Thanks to Gregg Wilhelm at CityLit for going the extra mile with this.
The photo is of Superstorm Sandy when it neared Havana before barreling north  Read More 

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Heading to the Motor City

Well, the trip was already planned to move my son out of Ann Arbor after another year at college. But I'll be lingering to attended the banquet for the Top Titles of 2013 as decided by the state of Michigan. The gathering is April 27, with Michael  Read More 
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Spring news

We're doing the final edits for HABANA LIBRE: A NOVELLA. I love the cover and that will be posted soon. It has received great advance notice from Holly Goddard Jones, Mike Kimball and Sports Illustrated's Scott Price. Thanks to all of them for the support.
In the meantime, SUMMER OF '68 will be out  Read More 
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'Summer' named a Michigan Notable Book

I'm honored that SUMMER OF '68 was named a Michigan Notable Book for 2013. That's a great way to ring in the new year.
Thanks to all, especially my readers in Michigan.
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Great time in Frostburg

I had a great time on Tuesday in Frostburg, Md., talking mostly about Summer of '68 but also reading from Curveball and even discussing Steve Dalkowski of High Heat fame. The acoustics at the Lyric Theatre, right there on Main Street in Frostburg, were outstanding and the crowd was fantastic. Thanks to Gerry LaFemina  Read More 
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Summer tour comes to an end

Thanks to all who came out for the SUMMER OF '68 tour. In recent months, I've been to New York, San Francisco, St. Louis, Chicago and Los Angeles, including three separate swings through the great state of Michigan.
I was in Ann Arbor last weekend, at the Kerrytown Book Festival, catching a football game  Read More 
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