Originally from Troy, New York, M. Thomas Apple spent part of his childhood in the hamlet of Berne, in the Helderberg escarpment, and his teenage years in the village of ... Read full author bio >
"Apple’s writing is at its best in the extended play-by-play descriptions of individual games (sportswriting, like middle relief, is an often undervalued skill), including the culminating double-header referenced in the title, in which he effectively conveys not only the mechanics of play, but also the psychology of pitching. Readers who are more casual baseball fans may prefer the often comic, sometimes-poignant off-the-field antics of Ditch and his teammates—the good-natured and naïve catcher, the Ivy Leaguer struggling to fit in, the big prospect burdened by expectations...An overall solid effort; readers will find that it’s worth sticking around for the last pitch."
D. Throop is an amateur cook, fan of old comedies, and a sucker for classic rock 'n roll. He hopes to become a successful author, elder statesman, and notorious philanderer--kinda ... Read full author bio >
Mike C. Erickson’s birth and early education took place in the idyllic college town of Logan, Utah, but because of a twist of fate he graduated from high school ... Read full author bio >
"The author combines highly effective Joseph Heller–style political and social satire with some surprisingly touching personal moments. Overall, Erickson welds all of these elements together into a hugely enjoyable comic novel. A fast-paced, raucous tour through the last half-century alongside a modern-day Candide."
Tanya Savko was born in Los Angeles six days before a magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit. She moved to Oregon for college and attended Southern Oregon University, graduating magna cum ... Read full author bio >
"A nuanced portrait of an American family that is as heartening as it is realistic...A touching tale about life, death, family and forgiveness."
Kalan Chapman Lloyd is an attorney and author currently residing in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She enjoys big hair, Supreme Court Decisions on Intellectual Property, hats, the sound of construction and the ... Read full author bio >
"It’s a formula in which every ingredient has been perfectly measured, and it works... With sparkling wit, Southern charm, and a steady pace, Miss Lilly has hit her stride."
Jason Thibeault received his B.A. in English (emphasis in Creative Writing) from the Campuswide Honors Program at the University of California, Irvine during which he wrote "An Ordinary Magic ... Read full author bio >
"'...incredible narrative is...a superb magical tribute to fathers, sons, and those that love them."
Andrew Voelker received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Miami University (Oxford, OH). He was a member of Chicago’s The Writer’s Loft from 2007-2010 where he ... Read full author bio >
"An exciting, elegant novel that uses painful realities to create a powerful tale about the nature of relationships."
Michael Mercurio is a retired insurance and real estate professional, and restaurateur. Born in New York City to a family of Italian Americans, he served in the US Marine Corps ... Read full author bio >
"An intricately woven story of love, race, and politics set in the 1960s."
Jennifer Fales is an award-winning Southern California based author. Her books and writing style have won acclaim from the Readers Favorite International Book Awards, IndieFab/Foreword Reviews Book of The ... Read full author bio >
"A novel packed with humor and absurd plot twists that satirizes corporate scientists and soulless management…this book will appeal to anyone who's ever endured petty bureaucracy."
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