Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re like most people, you’re cursing your old man for being so damn hard to buy for. This year, do something a little different! Don’t get Dad a tie he’ll never wear or a grill cookbook he’ll only open once because hell, if he doesn’t know how to make a burger by now then what have you kids been eating all these years?
Get him The Comic Book Story of Baseball!*
*Amazon link for convenient reference and sample pages; buy local if you can!
Man, I can’t wait for July 6. First, I’m going to go to Vault of Midnight in Detroit, where I’m going to sign The Comic Book Story of Baseball for whoever shows up…and then I’m going to stroll over to Comerica Park for the 4:10 first pitch of that afternoon’s Tigers-Red Sox tilt. What a day it will be! Come down, say hi, get a book!
And is this an excellent poster or what?
Even if this is going to be another season of futility for the Tigers,* Opening Day is one of my favorite days of the year. It’s also (if I do say so myself) a perfect time to grab yourself a copy of The Comic Book Story of Baseball!
*I saw two of their spring training games, and although they’re not going to be very good, they’ve got some young players to watch. And Miguel Cabrera looked like Miguel Cabrera again, so at least there’s the chance to watch one of the all-time greats continue his march toward 3000 hits and 500 home runs. Assuming he gets there (he’s got 2676 hits and 465 homers now), that will make him only the 7th player in the history of the game to do it.
It’s spring! I shoveled snow all morning, but it’s spring! The Tigers are going to lose 90+ games again this year, but it’s spring!
And the beginning of spring training, the dawn of a new baseball season, is the perfect time to get yourself a copy of The Comic Book Story of Baseball, right?
It’s that time of year, when we freelancers look back at what we accomplished and take a minute to feel good about everything instead of being stressed over what comes next. If you’ve read any of these things, thank you. (And if you haven’t, it’s not too late!)
Things I published in 2018
Things I finished in 2018 that will appear in 2019
- The Division: Broken Dawn, a novel linking the first and second Division games and expanding the lore beyond New York and Washington DC
- “Isla Tiburon,” a short story in Asimov’s
- A kids’ picture book adaptation of Avengers: Infinity War
- A picture book adventure about Shuri and the Avengers
- More stuff I can’t announce yet
Happy New Year! And thanks again for reading!
Sox-Astros, Dodgers-Brewers. Any combination of those four teams will make for a terrific World Series. Will it be a rematch of last year’s Dodgers-Astros thriller…or a rematch of the 1916 tilt between Babe Ruth’s Sox and the Brooklyn Robins (also known as Dodgers)? Or will the Brewers finally lift their first World Series trophy in their first appearance since 1982, when they were in the American League?
In honor of the season, the American Booksellers Association has just released its baseball bestseller list, with The Comic Book Story of Baseball making the final four. Stop by your local bookstore, or order now and you’ll have it in plenty of time for the World Series. (Or plenty of time to stop wondering what you’ll get that certain someone for Christmas…)