Sunday, December 2, 2018

Settling A Score Scored an Orange Badge from Amazon



What great news! My short story, Settling A Score is a No. 1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult Baseball Fiction.

Authors often write about what they know, and this story is as much my childhood as any other. Little league baseball, playoff games, an older brother, sibling rivalry, Bronx-street games, and the 1960s-70s were all part of my childhood. While the names and locale may be different for many of us, the basics are universal, as we have all played in the big game, felt like a loser, and experienced rivalries while trying to figure out who we were at a time when we were still toying with the building blocks of our identity—still children maneuvering through storms without the gas tank of experience that steadies our adult life. 

Settling A Score began as a college assignment that I brought to life by weaving bits and pieces of truth with fiction. It remains a story that will always be close to my heart because aspects of it are so personal for me.

I invite you to read it. I've made it FREE for your reading pleasure.


A heart-warming short story that invites readers to the Bronx during the 1960s and into the home of the DeFrancos, where two estranged brothers are forced to play on the same little league team.

In the process they learn about life, each other, and the enduring challenges of being brothers.


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