I’m super-happy that this baby is published! Now the marketing push continues.
“The Churning” is the story of Persian-American striker Arman Hessabi and his journey from brash EPL soccer star to hostage to changed man. Tons of work went into it, of course (read about that here) and I had to make a number of mistakes. That’s part of the game, part of the art. What I’ve got now is a kick-ass novel that, my reviewers agree, tells the complete story of an athlete and the Beautiful Game.
The novel is available on Kindle, ebook readers, Amazon (paperback) and soon in other spots. I plan to have the audio-book version available, soon.
FYI: Seattle-based Hessabi plays for Culverhouse Crossing (the Sentries), a fictional team and seaport on England’s North Sea coast. It just seemed easier to invent an up-and-coming side (and a town of ex-Londoners) than deal with disgruntled Chelsea or Liverpool fans who would claim I got this tourney win wrong or that player’s best moment wrong. CC’s kits are orange with black archery-slit crosses running down the sides. I’d actually like to have a batch of them produced for readers’ contests and such (we’ll see if I get around to that).
To read a deleted scene with Hessabi and his manager, Periconi, click here. (It was fun to write, but didn’t make the cut.)
…more details to come…