“Boots” Will Launch on July 27th

We are just about at the end of a process that began in January of 2012. The official launch of Boots Poffenberger: Hurler, Hero, Hell-Raiser will take place on Sunday afternoon, July 27th at the Williamsport Town Museum in the Springfield Barn. I’ll be there from 1:00-4:00 signing books, and I will also give a 15 minute talk about Boots beginning at around 1:15. Refreshments will be served. These arrangements have been graciously made by Joan Knode who is not only a member of the Town Council, but is also Boots’ daughter-in-law! I would love to see all of you there, and it is the best way to purchase an autographed copy.BootsPoffenberger_1400-for-apple

For those of you who just can’t wait, the official release date is July 15th, meaning that both paper and electronic books will be available from Summer Game Books on that date.

On July 22nd, I’ll be on the air with Hagerstown’s own Lou Scally on WJEJ radio at 7:35 a.m. talking about Boots and the book. (You can click on the link and listen live that morning, but that would require most of you to get up early and I wouldn’t get up early to hear me talk.)

For all my friends in the Winchester/Berryville area, I will also be appearing at the Winchester Book Gallery on Saturday, August 16th from 11:00-1:00.

I will be presenting a talk during Williamsport’s World War II Days on October 11th tentatively entitled, “Boots and Baseball During World War II,” a talk which will be given some time that morning. (I will provide the details when they are confirmed!) Naturally, I’ll be signing books then as well.

Many people have been very encouraging during this two and one half year journey from a tub full of scrapbooks to a published book. To the readers of this blog, I say thanks for coming along and that I hope you’ll be pleased with the result. Hope to see all of you in Williamsport or Winchester soon!

To get to the Springfield Barn, take exit 2 off I-81, then head south on Route 11. Turn left onto Springfield Lane, a small road with an unassuming entrance that is easily missed!

To get to the Springfield Barn, take exit 2 off I-81, then head south on Route 11. Turn left onto Springfield Lane, a small road with an unassuming entrance that is easily missed!

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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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5 Responses to “Boots” Will Launch on July 27th

  1. bonjer70 says:

    We’ll be there! 🙂

    Bonnie L. Lane http://www.Etsy.com/shop/BonnieLouLane Blog: http://www.BonnieLouLane.com

    Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 02:12:48 +0000 To: bonjer70@hotmail.com

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  2. Dick Snyder says:

    Hello – I’m sure you don’t know me but my name is Dick Snyder and I recently retired from Clear Spring High School after teaching history for 40 years. I really enjoy reading your articles in Hagerstown Magazine and the video series on the off-the-road ballparks/baseball locations. I’m a diehard baseball fan – the Valley League as well as the SAL.

    THANKS FOR SOME FUN BASEBALL EXPERIENCES!

    Dick Snyder

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  3. Richard Snyder says:

    I doubt if you know who I am, but my name is Dick Snyder and I recently retired from Clear Spring High School after teaching history for 40 years. I’m a diehard baseball fan and really enjoy reading your Hagerstown Magazine articles and your off the beaten path ballpark videos. I’m also a fan of the Valley League as well as the South Atlantic League. Thanks for keeping me in the loop.

    Dick Snyder

    Sent from my iPad

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    • You are very welcome and congratulations on the retirement! Thanks for the kind words. Perhaps, I’ll meet you at Boots’ launch party on the 27th.If you make it out that day, please introduce yourself.

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