The story told in Deadball first came into focus the winter of 2003, during a drive from Chicago’s Midway Airport to Rock Island, Illinois. Working then for the Department of Justice, I was on my way to review Department of the Army documents for a case being litigated in the United States Court of Federal Claims. My traveling companion, agency counsel for the Army, was kind enough to listen to my concept for the book as we drove along I-88.
After leaving DOJ in October 2006 to be a stay-at-home dad (SAHD), I began work full time on the novel. By the spring of 2007, I had a first draft, the ending of the book having come to me the previous fall while waiting in the parking lot for my youngest son to finish soccer practice.
By the spring of 2010, many drafts and rewrites later, Deadball was, I felt, ready to publish. I was wrong, and for the next year, with the book continually crowning at about 9 cm, I labored to deliver the book for publication.
On November 23, 2011, Deadball arrived. I hope you will buy a copy of the book and read it. I encourage you to post a comment on this website, or a review on Amazon.com.
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