Big Al’s Books & Pals calls Tryouts a “quick, fun, intense, and even a bit inspiring read.” If you haven’t yet read my novella – which follows one young man’s quest to make the varsity basketball team – what are you waiting for?!!!
Hi there, just a quick note to let you know that my new novella, TRYOUTS, which follows a young man’s quest to make the varsity basketball team, is out today – and coincidentally at the start of a certain March basketball tournament!
Hello my friends, and Happy March! I’m excited to announce that my novella, Tryouts, will be released on March 15 (to coincide with the start of a certain basketball tournament that takes place each March). Presales will be available in the next day or so on Amazon. In the meantime, I’ve posted an excerpt of it HERE on my Medium page.
Hot off the press, here’s the description for my new novella – coming soon …
A first-person account of one young man’s quest to make his high school basketball team, navigating the challenges of punch drills, and a belligerent Coach, and countless “suicides” to earn his spot among the finalists – but will his training, his perseverance, and his faith be enough to help him prevail?
Based upon the author’s own experiences, this coming-of-age story takes the reader day by day through this “hell week” and the attending range of emotions, from the highest and purest of expectations, to steadily tumbling into discouragement and disillusionment and a hopelessness of being trapped with no way out, before ultimately ending in redemption.
As Peter has described it, “I wrote this piece some forty years after my encounter with high school basketball tryouts, during an equally difficult period for me in which, even as an adult, I found myself relying on those same lessons learned way back then – and, in so doing, everything about that earlier time came back to me as vividly as if I were living through it all again.”
Tryouts is about never losing sight of who you are, and appreciating that a difficult journey could lead to a place you perhaps belonged all along.
Coming soon …