Playing the Baseball Card, a short novel by Wilson James
You are almost 14 years old. Your mother died six years ago, and you help look after your younger brother while you father works.
Your father is a pitcher for a minor league baseball team, and he is trying to make it into the major leagues. Just when it seems that things are looking better, tragedy strikes again. Now, it’s all up to you. You have your own dreams, and you desperately care about your small family. Will you be able to make it work? Just how much is a young teenage kid capable of doing, anyway?
Playing the Baseball Cardis the story of Devin Robinson, the kid who dreams of pitching for the San Francisco Giants. Find out how Devin and his younger brother, Jordan, made it though their early years, and how Devin tries to make his mark in a world of adults. Find out how Devin's fierce determination to protect his remaining little family of two leads to adventure and achievement that he never thought possible. Find out how Devin plays the Baseball Card.
This is a story for baseball fans and anyone else who wants to read about personal courage and determination.
I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and currently live on the coast in northern California. I have worked in, on, and around the water, and love to travel. I am a sailor and I also identify myself as an author of adult and young adult fiction.
Two of my books, "A Family Legacy: THE WATSON WORKS" and "PLAYING THE BASEBALL CARD" maintained a top 1% Sales Rank for over a year at Barnes and Noble.com. "A Family Legacy: THE WATSON WORKS" also made it into the second round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.
Another of my books, SONS and BROTHERS in SEATTLE, made it to the top of the Best Sellers list for Adult Drama fiction and to the top of the YA Best Sellers list at Smashwords.
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