Saturday, January 28, 2017

Middle School Kids: Reading Books
There is no doubt about it, getting middle school kids to read can be a real challenge for mothers. Frankly speaking, most junior high kids just don't have an interest in books. And if only they knew books offers and opens up a whole new world that can be exciting.

To encourage middle school kids to read and offer mothers a solution to this problem I wrote 3 baseball stories about increasing self-esteem playing baseball. Surely, the content of these stories will enhance the interest of any middle school kid and bring them back for more.

Reading good books can be fun so next week "On The Road Again" will be offered FREE on Amazon one week starting on Monday, January, 30,2017. Why ignore a good thing? And I wish your middle school boy and girl happy reading.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Mob Action

A 12 year old girl in a coma faces death while an angry crowd demands severe punishment for a hit-and-run driver. Mob action intensifies before an angry judge in the courtroom.

The best lawyers possible will prosecute for the victim while the defense desperately tries to save an innocent man's life.

The prospect stands before an angry judge as the verdict is read while goose bumps run down his spine. Reflecting that he is on God's side is his only comfort during this challenging experience.

During an unruly crowd the judge leans over his bench while looking through a pair of wire-rim glasses at the accused. And the verdict will shock you. 

Read and enjoy this thrilling courtroom drama for yourself and experience how this story kept many other readers spellbound at   

Monday, April 25, 2016

Falsely Accused

The boys were the average kid on the block who loved to play baseball. In blue jeans, sport shirt, and tennis shoes, they gathered on a school lot with a splintered bat and tattered baseball to play all the time.

But when they got kicked off the school lot 'Pop,' a retired janitor and baseball couch, came to the rescue. With a loving heart for the boys and a game he loved, 'Pop' helped them develop a baseball team that eventually played the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago. However, with this exciting story from Rages to Riches popularity came with a price to pay.

'Pop' was falsely accused in a hit and run accident, hired the best lawyers possible, and went to court. The verdict in "On The Road Again" will surprise you? For just $2.99 you can order your copy now on Amazon ( Everybody likes a surprise and you won't want to miss all the action. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The General Store

The General Store located in the heart of the Gold Coast is a popular meeting place where people throughout the community loved to gather, chat about by gone days, and shop. And it set the stage for my book Boys On The Gold Coast (

Using baseball as a platform it was fun to write this exciting story that described people living and experiencing in real life situations.  

Monday, December 22, 2014

Baseball Heroes Are Not Born

Baseball heroes are not born, they are made. Through a deep passion to be successful, they roll up their sleeves and work hard to develop their baseball skills to perfection. 

Remember the movie "The Natural" with Robert Redford? Roy Hobbs grew up on a farm and in his spare time played catch with his father , and eventually learned how to over come many obstacles in his life to become a baseball hero.

Or what about Joe Castle, the boy wonder of baseball, in Calico Joe by John Grisham? The unknown player became a home run hitter and helped win many ball games for the Chicago Cubs.

Bound and determined there are many baseball heroes who started from humble beginnings only to become baseball greats and entertain fans all over the world like Babe Ruth, Ernie Banks, and Derek Jeter to say the least.

I'm always intrigued to learn about the success story of people whom started out from humble beginnings. And when we ponder the thought, maybe, just maybe you and I can learn something from these baseball celebrities. 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Derek Jeter Tribute

Like Roy Hobbs in "The Natural" starting Robert Redford who played catch with his father on the farm as a kid and one day dreamed of being a super star baseball player, once in awhile another player comes along with that same dream. Today, that baseball player is Derek Jeter.

Derek Jeter is a New York Yankee shortstop who as of today is playing in his 20th year and final season in Major League Baseball.

Ever since he was five years old, he wanted to be a New York Yankee baseball player. As a kid he often attended New York Yankee games where his passion for the sport grew and inspired him to seek a career in baseball. 

And rightfully so... Since 1995 to the present his achievements are amazing: 14x All-Star; 5x World Series champion; World Series MVP; 5x Gold Glove Award; 5x Silver Slugger Award; 2x AL Hank Aaron Award; Roberto Clemente Award; and New York Yankee captain. Need I say more?

And what better way to end a fabulous baseball career than in a tie game at Yankee Stadium, Jeter hits the game winning run.

Thank you Derek Jeter. Surely, you will be missed by baseball fans all over the world.