“Set in the outback of the independent leagues, Kaufman has written a poignant baseball romance twice over—aging, iron-gloved, home-run slugging Parker Westfall’s love for the game and for a young knuckle-balling female pitcher. Refreshing and real. Read it and weep for all of us who love the game of baseball beyond reason.”
~Jean Hastings Ardell, Co-author, Making My Pitch: A Woman’s Baseball Odyssey
Today at Chase Field in Arizona, my Colorado Rockies start the 2018 season against the Diamondbacks. For two reasons, I am looking forward to this season more than any in recent memory. First, the Rockies were competitive last year, and may contend for a championship. Second, my novel, The Fat Lady’s Low, Sad Song will be released by Black Rose Writing in time for the All-Star Game.
Much like the Rockies decade-long quest for contention, my novel is the work of ten years—slow going for such a compact novel. I started and stopped numerous times, trying to tell the story the right way. I finished the first draft on Christmas morning of 2016, while everyone else in the household ate breakfast.
The pre-pub reviews have been excellent. A special shout out to Jean Hastings Ardell for being so generous with her time and her review. Stay tuned…it’s going to be a great season.