I love baseball. I love to watch baseball, I love to listen to games on the radio. I even enjoy playing, although I’m hardly the athlete I wish I was.
I love baseball movies. The first movie I saw with my now husband of twenty plus years was Field of Dreams. At my bachelorette party, I made my girlfriends watch Bull Durham. I also loved The Sandlot, Fever Pitch, For Love of the Game, and The Rookie.
I love the San Francisco Giants. I’ve sat through bitter cold nights at Candlestick Park and the empty post-strike ballpark where they had guest vendors Ben and Jerry toss out their wares to try and draw crows. I’ve been to Opening Day, and one postseason game. I’ve only left a game early once, when my two-year-old realized he wasn’t going down on the field to play with Marvin Bernard. I have been to sell outs at AT&T Park and watched Barry Bonds break Babe Ruth’s intentional walk record. Last year I watched Angel Pagan’s inside-the-park-walkoff-homerun. Talk about an exciting finish.
I’ve watched my kids “run the bases” after a Sunday game and I got to see Hunter Pence up close and get his autograph after his interview at Fan Fest.
I love baseball.
And I especially love writing romance featuring baseball heroes. What’s sexier than an athlete? A guy totally in tune with his body. He works hard, plays hard and never gives up. A baseball player is a patient man. Whether it’s busting out of a slump or winning the heart of his true love, a ballplayer knows how to be persistent.
Ballplayers have passion, both on and off the field. They know how to be part of a team, they know how and when to sacrifice. They also remember what it’s like to experience joy and pride and camaraderie.
The ballplayers in my More Than A Game series play for the fictional San Francisco Goliaths. Champions on the field of play, they work just as hard at winning the game of love.
Book 1, Better Than Perfect comes out April 7.
The woman he left behind and the son he never knew are tougher opponents than any he’s met on the field.
Book 2, Worth The Trade will be available in September.
A ballplayer and a team owner would give anything for a championship, even their hearts.
Book 3, tentatively titled Making A Comeback is still a work in progress.