My first novel,January’s Paradigm, was published by Minerva Press,London,England.Current Entertainment MonthlyinAnn Arbor,Michigan, wrote of January’s
Paradigm, “(readers) will not be able
to put it down.” I have two other novels based on the Joe January character, One Hot Januaryand January’s Thaw. Both are available from Second Wind Publishing.
In 2008 I completed Backstop: A Baseball Love Story in Nine Innings, which
is available from Second Wind Publishing as well as from Amazon in both book and Kindle formats, and from Barnes and Noble (Nook). Backstop was nominated as a 2010 Michigan Notable Book, while the Lewis Department of Humanities at the Illinois Institute
of Technology adopted it as required reading for their spring 2011 course, Baseball: America’s Literary Pastime.
Chaotic Theory, a novella that explores the conjecture of how the flap of
a butterfly’s wings in Brazil might result in a tornado inTexas, is now available from Amazon in book and Kindle formats.
In April 2010, I completed my fifth novel,The Cobb Legacy, a murder mystery that spans two
centuries written around baseball legend, Ty Cobb, and the shooting death of his father by his mother.The Cobb Legacy is now availablefor download
for your Kindle, Nook, EPUB, MOBI or in PDF.
500 Miles to Go is set during the golden era
of motor racing (the 1960s). The
story follows young AlexKról as he seeks love
while making his dream to win the Indianapolis 500 come true. Look for excerpts on my blog.
I’ve completed,A World Without Music, speculative fiction set against
a backdrop of romance, and I’m in the revision process.
back often to see what’s happening in my literary world. To read more of my work, visit my blog.
My short story, Cache-22, which appears in the anthology Changes in the Wind, published by Second Wind Publishing,
has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. The Pushcart Prize is an American
literary prize by Pushcart Press that honors the best poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot published in
the small presses over the previous year. I’m honored to be nominated.
audio book version of The Cobb Legacy has been delayed. Plans are that it will be available for purchase from Amazon.com, Audible.com and iTunes.
Stay tuned for updates.
Lewis Department of Humanities at the Illinois Institute of
Technology has adopted Backstop: A Baseball Love Story in Nine Innings as required
reading for one of their courses—Baseball: America’s Literary Pastime.
The photos below are from my 2010 author event
at Barnhill’s in Winston-Salem,
signing copies of Backstop: A Baseball Love Story in Nine Innings …
J. Conrad & Terri Kirby Erickson at Barnhills in Winston-Salem
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listening to The Kid from Art Garfunkel with Maia Sharp & Buddy Mondlock.