Wednesday, November 4, 2020

A little help from my friends...

Dear Faithful Readers,

It is nice to receive support from your fellow scribblers. Here are three "blurbs" from friends and colleagues regarding One Pitch at a Time. These comments warmed the cockles of my heart. And if you've ever had your cockles warmed, well...

"I loved the story... the basic goodness and breadth of the characters, each with his/her own personality and role to play. Great job!"
- Casey Dorman, author of: The Oedipus Murders; Murder in Nirvana; and (coming soon) Eziekel's Brain

"A nice variety of characters. Ramona, the aspiring nurse, and Crusty Bob, the old newsboy, stood out for me. Loved them and enjoyed the others as well."
- Tom Campbell, author of Badass - the Harley-Davidson Experience, and Travel On - Cycles of the Lifestyle Kind

"You’ve captured the pulse of the pandemic and tucked it into an interesting sports story, love story, and story about alcoholism. I cried when I read Ramona’s testimony to Webb on the boat."
- Brian M. Biggs, author of Prove My Soul - Another Side to the Vietnam War

And then there is this from the "Acknowledgements" page:

 I close with a special thank you to Billie Kelpin, who, without knowing it, became my development editor. We began exchanging chapters of our works in progress, and I learned Billie has an amazing eye for detail and nuance. And she grew up in Milwaukee as a devoted fan of the Braves and a “really cute” Hall of Fame third baseman named Eddie Mathews. Perfect qualifications for a baseball-themed story! Billie, I can’t thank you enough.

Billie is the author of Lucky, the Left-pawed Puppy, The Perfect Husband App, Polly and the Measuring Stick, and (coming soon) the novel Falling Idols

As the song says, "I get by with a little help from my friends..."