NEW RELEASE – Conversations with Coach Wooden: On Baseball, Heroes, and Life

I have to brag!!!

One of my writing group partners, Gary Adams (UCLA’s all-time winningest head baseball coach), has a book coming out TOMORROW, May 15, 2013 from Santa Monica Press!!!

Coach WoodenConversations with Coach Wooden: On Baseball, Heroes, and Life is a book about the amazing and enduring friendship between two famous UCLA coaches; John Wooden (Basketball), and Gary Adams (Baseball).

Blurb swiped from Amazon:

From legendary basketball coach John Wooden’s life lessons and “pyramid of success” philosophy to musings on his favorite sport—baseball—this engaging account chronicles the friendship between Wooden and fellow University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) head coach Gary Adams. For nearly a decade, the two celebrated coaches shared an office and developed a close friendship that lasted 35 years until Wooden’s passing. Adams’s heartwarming narrative details discussions they shared about heroes, history, life, and their mutual favorite pastime—baseball. The book also reflects on Wooden’s core philosophies and the guiding principles behind his numerous basketball successes, including his election into two halls of fame as a player and a coach, winning 10 National College Athletic Association (NCAA) National Championships in a 12-year period, and being named NCAA College Basketball Coach of the Year six times. Recollections from Major League Baseball stars Eric Karros, David Roberts, and Chase Utley are also included, along with quotes from other athletes and associates of UCLA.

I loved this book from beginning to end, even though I’m not a basketball or baseball fan – I’m actually a football fanatic. But the heartwarming and beautiful memories and philosophies Gary shares apply to all ages and situations. There is so much goodness in this book.

Congratulations, Gary! I know that many, many people will devour and relish your book!

May Giveaways from Alexis Bass!

Want to win some author-signed copies of great YA books??

One of my wonderful critique partners, Alexis Bass, is giving away signed books by authors repped by New Leaf Literary & Media – the agency that represents Alexis.

Go check out her blog and enter to win signed books by:

Lisa Desrochers

Sarah Fine

Kristin Halbrook

Kody Keplinger

Ingrid Paulson

Leigh Bardugo

and

Mindee Arnett

Good luck and I hope you win something!

Happy Writing