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"Golden Arm" is the working title of my new project.


January 12, 2016

Tags: baseball, young adult, poverty

Golden Arm
Part One


I got my baseball glove for two bucks at Goodwill. I found the Mariners cap I wear. I don't have an authentic jersey or any kind of cleats. I've never been to a major league baseball game. My mom can't afford cable, so I've only seen a few baseball games (more…)

Gutless is finished and will be published in September of 2016

January 11, 2016

Tags: Part One: Chapter One



I donít know what it is, but I do know that Hunter Gates had it. Not just because he was bigger and stronger than everybody else. He had it in the way he cocked his head, the way he looked at you, the way he didnít look at you. He let (more…)

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