Thursday, April 30, 2015

Goodreads giveaway

I'm going to give away four copies of "T-Man and the Game" at random on Goodreads this week. I'll post a link soon if you're interested. Always nice to get a book for free...

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

What's included in T-Man and the Game...

Like I said yesterday, I wrote this book specifically for my son after talking to him about the things he likes best about a sports book. So what are those things? Who would like to read this book? Well, here's what's included:

1) Lots of basketball action. My son's biggest complaint with sports books is that he has to read five chapters before there's even a single basketball game. That's not a problem with this book as it's jam packed with basketball.

2) Something to make you laugh. When there's a break in the basketball action, the interaction between the characters is comical. They have a fun relationship.

3) Clean book without mature themes. Some of my son's favorite authors tend to get a little too mature for him. So, this book doesn't feature any of that.

4) The growth of the main character, Tommy, as the season progresses.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The story behind T-Man and the Game

I never really expected that I'd write a kids book. Well, shoot, I never really expected that I'd write any book at all, but definitely not a kids book. But I also never expected that my son would be a sports book reading maniac. Tim Green - he's read them all. Mike Lupica - breezed through those. Cal Ripken, Ryan Howard, he's read them all. He's even tackled most of the Matt Christopher books. A problem that he's been running into is that the material is starting to be a little too mature for a first grader.

So I decided I needed to get busy. My son, of course, polished off my book in an evening. Seemed like a lot of work for something that he finished so quickly, but he still talks about the story line with me all the time. That makes it worth it!