Look, I know Allen, or at least... I'm familiar with him. We met somewhere along the digital highway and I've been a fan ever since. I keep his name up on my Facebook wall... like a trophy of sorts. Why? Because ALLEN SCHATZ can write.
I mean really, he CAN write. Let's establish that right up front. There are writers, and then... well, there are pretenders. ALLEN SCHATZ is the real deal, and I would sign him in a New York Minute if I thought he'd take the deal.
It's that simple, really. ALLEN is an AUTHOR.... I would not be here wasting my time if i thought otherwise.
DEADBALL was my first experience with him, and in that work, Schatz had me from the first page while I read about his main character standing on the pitcher's mound ... I was hooked. We have an inside joke, ALLEN and I... if I make it in Hollywood first, I'll produce or publish his work, and well, he is supposed to keep that same deal around a similar set of circumstances.
DEALS are like BLOOD OATHS, you either keep them, or rover will chomp at your heels for eternity.
We made that deal three years ago as I had just finished reading DEADBALL on a 747 red eye headed for Los Angeles where I was to pitch yet another screenplay i'd written. That was five scrips and two agents ago. I've learned a lot since then, but I never forgot the talent from Milmont, Pennsylvania.
So.. once again,RALLY KILLER was in my hand on a run from Miami to JFK, and well, RALLY was a home run with the
BASES LOADED, which made my experience with RALLY KILLER a GRAND SLAM.
Are you going to play ball, or not?
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- Paperback : 346 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1466312246
- ISBN-13 : 978-1466312241
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.21 x 22.86 cm
- Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (4 August 2011)
- Language: : English
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About the Author
Allen Schatz was born and raised and went to school through college in the suburbs of Philadelphia. He currently resides in southwest PA. Allen began writing after a 25-year career as an accountant/finance professional--he is still active as a self-employed consultant. In addition, he has been an amateur baseball umpire for close to 30 years, currently working high school and youth games. He is married and has two adult children. RALLY KILLER is his third book and latest in the MARSHALL CONNORS SERIES. All three are now available in paperback and eBook formats.
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Enjoyable, well written story with good character development and pacing. I cared about what happened as it unfolded, and it's not just for baseball fans. A well done read. I look forward to more from Allen Schatz.
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