Boots Book is Rounding Third and Heading Home


The good folks at Summer Game Books designed a wonderful cover for Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hell-Raiser, which appears at left.

Designing a cover is an interesting process. I had a pretty clear idea of what I thought it should look like. I selected a few photos that I thought would be appropriate. Three seemed the right number to me. Summer Game Books sent me six different covers and this was my instant favorite. I loved the sepia tone which gives it that by-gone days look and I thought that each of these photos really highlighted Boots’ mischievous and playful personality. None of these photos, by the way, were the three that I had in mind, but add them together and they begin to tell Boots’ story before the book is even opened. That, of course, is what a cover should do!

I still have the stat page and the index to review, at which point Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hell-Raiser will be ready to roll off the presses. It will be available as both a softcover book and an e-book sometime in July. When I know, you’ll know!

About Austin Gisriel

You know the guy that records a baseball game from the West Coast in July and doesn't watch it until January just to see baseball in the winter? That's me. I'm a writer always in search of a good story, baseball or otherwise.
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8 Responses to Boots Book is Rounding Third and Heading Home

  1. al smith says:

    July is perfect. Coming north in a early August and I want my copy signed.


  2. The cover looks great, Austin. I would say that I can’t wait to read Hurler, Hero, Hell Raiser, but, I already have and (spoiler alert), it is truly a great read.


  3. What great news! Can’t wait to read it.


  4. Don Hoover says:

    You knocked “Season In The Valley” out of the park, really looking forward to this one!


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