Genre, Lane

In Your Lane

Reading books is a curious pastime. We plunge into the book hoping it will take us away.

If it’s fiction, we’re hoping it will take us to a new world we never knew before or introduce us to a new character we identify with.

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Bill Leesman, author, pitcher

Major Leagues

When I was sixteen my dream was to make it in the Major Leagues. What red-blooded young North American doesn’t dream of making it to MLB or NHL or NBA?

I could throw relatively hard. And, I had some local scouts showing interest. But life has a way of knocking you down a peg or two. One of the scouts who came to watch told my coach it was too bad I was a right-hander. If I were a lefty, given my 5’11” stature and my velocity, I would have been sought after. As a righty, I needed to grow two to three more inches minimum to grab their real attention. My velocity and local success meant nothing to them.

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Yeah, got the first rejection letter today! Why so excited? A few reasons:One: we knew rejection was coming and our… Read More »Rejection

How it Ends

How it Ends

Thirty years ago a story germinated in my imagination. I had a particular beginning and an ending, but no way… Read More »How it Ends