I’m excited to announce that the e-book, Kindle box set of The Forgotten Child Trilogy is coming soon! It’s been great to get some feedback about the series, and so now I can’t wait to get it out in one terrific file – at a great price, too!
Look for it. Available soon!
A Parting in the Sky – Book 3 of The Forgotten Child Trilogy goes live on Wednesday, March 20 – only two days!
I’m really excited to finally get the ending to this special story released. I’ve spent two and half years writing these three stories, and I’m pleased with how they turned out. Hopefully the readers will as well.
To celebrate the release: Book 2 The African Connection is available for only 99 cents all week! It’s a steal, so please pick yourself up a copy.
And, of course, Book 3 is currently on Pre-Order and is set to send to your Kindle on Wednesday.
Plus, if you are a KINDLE UNLIMITED member, you can read the entire trilogy for free!
One last thing: Box Set in the works! Stay tuned.
I’m pleased to announce the release of my first ever baseball story. I’ve been in love with baseball since I was nine years old, and I’ve been wanting to write a baseball story for a long time. I finally have, and now it’s available for only $0.99!
THE HUNDRED PITCH AT BAT
In fact, this is just the beginning of a complete work of fiction I plan on writing which will be a historical fiction work about a fictitious minor league independent league team. But it’s more than just about baseball. I’ll admit it. I have definitely been influenced by W.P. Kinsella in this regard and will certainly focus on the mystical elements and lore of the game as well as the human emotional part of our national pastime.
So this story is just a teaser of where I’m going with it, and I can’t wait to keep writing on this project. Soon!
In the meantime, here is the story’s blurb. I’ll post a excerpt later in the week. Please share this with all the baseball-loving folks in your family.
THE HUNDRED PITCH AT BAT – BLURB:
August 1949. Rochelle Stadium. Town of Winosook. Deep in the Alleghenies.
This is the story of how I became a doctor. I give all the credit to Archie Showalter, a ballplayer on the independent league team the Winosook Iron Horses. I was there that day when he had his historic at bat—an impossible one-hundred pitches. If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes … but I did. I was sitting right behind the crafty reporter Pepe Weiss from the Winosook Watcher as he came to sit next to Archie Showalter’s wife down the third baseline in order to ascertain the meaning of the improbable at bat. As her husband kept fouling off pitches, she started crying, and I eventually understood why.
It didn’t matter what was thrown: high and tight, way outside, ten feet high, or right down the middle. Showalter fouled off every one with a determination and whimsical flare that bordered on the miraculous. But when Iron Horses owner Raymond Blythe announced over the loudspeaker that each additional foul ball would earn Showalter a bonus, Archie did something that no one had ever seen, or will ever see again. Because he wasn’t hitting for his team. He wasn’t playing out his contract. He was on a deeply personal mission, and his courage changed the course of my life.
This is the story of the hundred pitch at bat, and why I went back to medical school.
AVAILABLE NOW – READ FOR FREE WITH KINDLE UNLIMITED
‘Tis the Season!
My brand-new Christmas short story is now available for pre-order on Amazon. It will be delivered to the reading device of your choice on December 1st.
A couple things about it:
- It’s funny.
- It’s silly.
- It’s great for kids.
- It’s touching.
- It’s a Christmas story, after all.
- The story: On Christmas Eve, in the midst of the worst winter storm of the century, two lost travelers are found by a jolly old country bumpkin, who shows them that Christmas miracles do come true.
- So if that sounds like your kind of story, it’s only 99 cents!
Pre-Order JOLLY OLD ST. HICK HERE!
Just wanted to share briefly what is making me so happy today: my first trilogy – my first series of any kind – is finished.
This afternoon I capped off the story with as neat and tidy ending that I could muster. The story of Frick, Bee, Ash, Rachany, Ruthy, Haddock, Hatty, Ulrich, and Monroe is finished, and I’m very happy with how it turned out.
In a different post, I’m going to chronicle what I learned about writing by taking on this project, but I couldn’t let my happiness remain inside.
I know. I know. I have months of revision ahead of me.
But who cares?
There were days in the past when I couldn’t see how the ending I wanted was going to connect with what I had already written.
And then, little by little, it worked.
It didn’t hurt that for the past nine days, I’ve had nothing to do but WRITE! It’s been awesome since I was able to crank out the final 25,000 words.
The result is this a 200,000 plus word trilogy.
Book 3 of THE FORGOTTEN CHILD TRILOGY – A Parting in the Sky
To celebrate: here’s the first mock-up of the cover.
Kindle pre-orders of The African Connection – part 2 of The Forgotten Child Trilogy – are now at 50% off – only $1.99 – through July 6. Don’t miss this exciting adventure of a Manhattan businessman who is visited by an enigmatic flying being, thrusting him into bizarre time-travel adventures throughout the 20th century. This is contemporary, time-travel, and magical realism at its best. Oh yes, slightly dipped in fantasy.
Pre-Order HERE for only $1.99
Author Colleen Chesebro just reviewed my new novel and her ratings for the book were fantasic:
Character Believability: 5
Flow and Pace: 5
Reader Engagement: 5
Reader Enrichment: 5
Reader Enjoyment: 5
Overall Rate: 5 out of 5 Fairies
Hey, you see that? 5 out of 5 on the fairy scale. I’m honored. Colleen wrote a great, detailed review of the novel. Here’s a brief excerpt:
“I have had the pleasure of reading most of Mark Sasse’s novels which like his characters have grown in expression, bursting with life lessons portrayed from living in an unsure world. The author’s descriptions are rich and vibrant placing the reader at the scene of the crime as it is being committed. His imagination is limitless!”
Please head over to her website and read the full review. And while you’re there, check out her writing as well. Enjoy!
READ FULL REVIEW HERE!
Book Available HERE