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|Format: ||Paperback, 310 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 November 2010|
Everyone deserves a second chance. Jack "The Cannon" Kennedy thinks he's living the American Dream. A fancy house in the Houston suburbs. A promising career. And a loving wife who tolerates his long hours and selfish ways. In one horrific instant, he loses his wife. Then his job. Then his hope. And that just leaves Kellen, the young son Jack hardly knows or understands. Jack realizes he must reconnect with Kellen or they'll never get past their shared grief. But Jack's biggest obstacle is staring back from the mirror. Desperate to reach Kellen, he turns to baseball, the game he once loved. With Jack, a win-at-all-costs former star pitcher, coaching his son's Little League team, what could possibly go wrong?
About the Author
Rodney Walther is an award-winning author who brings his perspective as a father and a "baseball guy" to BROKEN LACES. An experienced manager, coach, league director, and volunteer umpire, Rodney knows firsthand the characters that populate Little League fields. Writing awards include contest wins from the Houston Writers Guild, Maryland Writers' Association, North Texas Professional Writers Association, Panhandle Professional Writers, and West Virginia Writers, plus finalist status at the prestigious 2008 Writers' League of Texas manuscript contest. Judges have consistently praised Rodney's strong narrative and his ability to evoke powerful emotions. Comments include: -- "You have an excellent sense of story and a native ability to infuse the story with emotion." (Houston Writers Guild) -- "There is intelligence, verve, and sensitivity in your style." (Crested Butte) -- "Good 3 dimensional characterizations... making us like [Jack] and not like him at the same time." (Writers' League of Texas) -- "Powerfully compelling." (San Gabriel Writers League) Rodney is an active member of the Houston Writers Guild and the Writers' League of Texas.
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