The Pitcher by William Hazelgrove – Blog Tour & Blast Sign Ups

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pitcherThe Pitcher

“I never knew I had an arm until this guy called out, “Hey you want to try and get a ball in the hole, sonny?” I was only nine, but mom said, “come on, let’s play.” This Carney guy with no teeth and a fuming cigarette hands me five blue rubber balls and says if I throw three in the hole we win a prize. He’s grinning, because he took mom’s five bucks and figures a sucker is born every minute. That really got me, because we didn’t have any money after Fernando took off, and he only comes back to beat up mom and steal our money. So I really wanted to get mom back something, you know, for her five bucks.”

A boy with a golden arm but no money for lessons. A mother who wants to give her son his dream before she dies. A broken down World Series pitcher who cannot go on after the death of his wife. These are the elements of The Pitcher. A story of a man at the end of his dream and a boy whose dream is to make his high school baseball team. In the tradition of The Natural and The Field of Dreams, this is a mythic story about how a man and a boy meet in the crossroads of their life and find a way to go on. You will laugh and you will cry as The Pitcher and Ricky prepare for the ultimate try out of life.



williamAuthor William Hazelgrove

William Hazelgrove is the best selling author of five novels, Ripples, Tobacco Sticks Mica Highways and Rocket Man and The Pitcher His books have received starred reviews in Publisher Weekly, Book of the Month Selections, Junior Library Guild Selections, ALA Editors Choice Awards and optioned for the movies. He was the Ernest Hemingway Writer in Residence where he wrote in the attic of Ernest Hemingway’s birthplace. He has written articles and reviews for USA Today and other publications. His latest novel Rocket Man due out May 1, 2013 was chosen Book of the Year by Books and He runs a political cultural blog, The View From Hemingway’s Attic. A forthcoming novel, The Pitcher will be out Sept 1, 2013. He lives in Chicago.

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Tour Schedule

October 11th

I Am A Reader, Not A Writer – Guest Post

A Book Lover’s Retreat – Spotlight

The Avid Reader – Review

Mel’s Shelves – Review

Ali’s Books – Spotlight

readalot – Tens List

October 14th

Bound4Escape – Review

Vonnie’s Reading Corner – Spotlight

Spellbindings – Tens List

Shelf Full of Books – Review

October 15th

Books and Needlepoint – Review

Victoria Simcox’s Blog – Spotlight

Lori’s Reading Corner – Guest Post

October 16th

Cuzinlogic – Interview

October 17th

Dalene’s Book Review – Spotlight

Reading in Twilight – Interview

Refreshing Riki – Spotlight

3 Partners in Shopping – Spotlight

October 18th

Sher A Hart: Written Art – Review

Deal Sharing Aunt – Spotlight

A Casual Reader’s Blog – Spotlight

October 19th

Reader Girls – Spotlight

Reviews by Karen – Review

Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Spotlight

October 21st

Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review

Bookhounds YA – Interview

A Blog Hop Place for Books – Spotlight

October 22nd

StoreyBook Reviews – Review

“To See The World in a Grain of Sand” – Spotlight

October 23rd

Sweeping Me – Spotlight

Indie Author How-to – Spotlight


Blog Tour Giveaway

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 10/27/11

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


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  1. If you still have room in this blog tour, I would be happy to join.
    Shelf Full of Books