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⚾Launch day for The Prospect!⚾

It’s mid-spring, and what could go better with mid-spring than a baseball novel?

The Prospect is now available for purchase and download (Kindle edition) at the unheard of price of just 99 cents.

A fine-looking paperback edition is also ready to ship for a penny less than a sawbuck. Here’s the front/back cover:

In case my relentless pre-publication hawking has eluded you, The Prospect is the story of how a young woman, Jo Carpenter, makes her way to the big leagues, with the aid and admiration of minor-league scout, Bud Esterhaus.

Blurb time:

When seasoned baseball scout, Bud Esterhaus, recruits phenom pitcher, Joe Carpenter, for the El Centro Sand Cats, he thinks he might be able to wind down his career with a patina of quality. But as Joe climbs through the minor league ranks and attracts the attention of the L.A. Dodgers, Bud is stunned to discover that the budding star is actually a girl—a she-nom—and the whole plan will come crashing down if he can’t cook up a way to keep her identity hidden from the testosterone-steeped world of professional baseball. Joe Carpenter is really Jo Carpenter, and Bud thinks she’s good enough to be the first woman to make The Show.

In The Prospect, Kevin Brennan (author of Parts Unknown—William Morrow/HarperCollins) shows us one way—with a little Shakespearean gender bending—a woman could find herself playing in Major League Baseball. The Natural meets Bull Durham meets A League of Their Own in this warm girl-powered story.

By the way, the moment I realized that Bud could easily be played by Greg Kinnear, I started fantasizing about the future movie that could come of this tale. If you know Mr. Kinnear or his agent, pass the word!

As for the gal to play Jo? I think we’re looking for a fresh-faced unknown who will light up the world with her moxie and irrepressible charm. Open casting.

Get your copy of The Prospect today. And don’t forget, you can read Kindle books on any device via the free app available on Amazon.

Tis the season. Baseball season, that is. Get into the spirit with The Prospect.


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5 comments on “⚾Launch day for The Prospect!⚾

  1. Audrey Driscoll
    May 1, 2022

    My copy is waiting to be read!

  2. loristory
    May 2, 2022

    Congratulations, Kevin! I sent a review to Amazon but it hasn’t posted yet. Here’s an advance copy of my (5-star) review:

    I’m Hooked

    “The Prospect” is an enjoyable and very readable book that will appeal to anyone who likes a good human interest story. Brennan’s pacing is perfect, and his writing style just flows. The plot keeps readers interested and turning those pages faster than the protagonist can pitch a curveball.

    Having grown up in a family of baseball fans, including a brother who made it all the way to becoming a batting coach for a minor league team, I can say without reservation that the voice of the narrator is authentic, and the characters are, too.

    I haven’t quite finished reading the book, but I’m already hooked! Can’t wait to find out what happens next to Joe (Jo) and the surrounding cast of characters. I’m sure I’ll make it all the way around the bases soon and will be back for my post-game analysis.

    • Kevin Brennan
      May 2, 2022

      Thanks so much, Lori! Hopefully your review will pop up on Amazon today. They’re really dragging their feet on several others … 😡

  3. Audrey Kalman
    May 2, 2022

    Sorry I am SO behind on my reading list I did not finish in time for a pre-release review. But I will get to it!

    • Kevin Brennan
      May 2, 2022

      No worries, Audrey. Amazon is sluggish with posting review for some reason right now, so yours will help boost things later. 😎

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