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My former students @ Johns Hopkins

 G.P. Putnam, 2018

Congrats to Alma Katsu.

Her latest novel was recently blurbed by Stephen King.

Alma was in my first workshop at Johns Hopkins.

Since then many of my former students have seen their work published, including Monica Hesse, Craig Gralley, Will Potter, Nicole Chung and Karen Hattrup.


A roundup of magazine and newspaper articles.


Summer of '68 -- Excerpt

The Season That Changed Baseball, And America, Forever

Summer of '68 -- Excerpt

Popular Culture and Sports

Op-ed columns for national newspapers

Castro's Curveball

"A Cuba libre mixed with baseball, revolution and moonlight, wonderfully evocative of a time that was and a pitcher that might have been," writes Frank Deford.

Rated as one of the best baseball novels by Amazon.

Castro's Curveball

High Heat

The Secret History of the Fastball and the Improbable Search for the Fastest Pitcher of All Time

Down to the Last Pitch -- Excerpt

Round ball. Round bat

Buffalo, Home of the Braves

With a foreword from Van Miller and vintage columns from Phil Ranallo.

Buffalo, Home of the Braves

Going for the Gold

A classic about the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team.

Over the Falls

A combo of "Wonder Boys," "Beautiful Girls," and that Art Carney film – "Harry and Tonto."
-- Richard Peabody, editor of Gargoyle

Eddie From Ohio

Washington Post magazine story about folk-rock band from Northern Virginia.