Welcome to the Rhode Island Authors Showcase! Each day in November, this blog will feature a different Rhode Island author. Read the post and leave a comment and you are eligible to win this day’s giveaway!
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Paul Lonardo has written both fiction and non-fiction books in a variety of genres. As a freelance writer, he often collaborates with individuals on their biographies or memoirs, and he is a ghostwriter, too.
Before Paul began writing, he studied screenwriting and filmmaking at Columbia College – Hollywood, earned an A.S. in Mortuary Science from Mount Ida College, and a B.A. in English from the University of Rhode Island. (Very useful for a writer!) He lives in Lincoln, Rhode Island, with his wife and son.
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Paul’s new book, The Goblin Pitcher, is available as an ebook, paperback, and as a jacketed hardcover. The print versions feature sketches drawn by an aspiring young artist, 9-year-old Avery Palmer, of Attleboro, Massachusetts. The Goblin Pitcher tells the story of 11-year-old Jake Lupo, who loves baseball more than anything else but does not believe in his ability. Despite his father being a professional pitcher, Jake’s fear of failing has kept him from competing against other children. When his father, who has recently recovered from an injury, is invited to pitch for an independent team, the family moves to Pine Barrows, a far-flung forested mountain outpost.
Jake is excited about his father’s chance at a comeback, but he soon learns that he’s not the only one in Pine Barrows who loves baseball. Goblins love to play baseball too, and Pine Barrows happens to be chock full of them. Then Jake discovers that the region is occupied by two factions of warring goblins. Seeking to take control of the goblin kingdom, the leader of the evil goblins kidnaps Jake’s mother and bans baseball, a game which itself is a natural source of power for the goblins. It turns out that Jake has a secret kinship with the legendary beings, and he is the only one who can save them, their kingdom, and his mother. However, Jake must believe in himself and play a winner-take-all game against the best goblin players in Pine Barrows.
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Join us on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the CROWNE PLAZA in Warwick for the 9th Annual Rhode Island Authors Expo!