Sometimes it’s nice to get a feel for how a book is written before you purchase it. If that’s the case for you, you might like to read Chapter 3. Here it is: Chapter 3 “One hundred forty-six!” Anthony Sumner bursts into Mrs. Andrews’ government classroom,interrupting the activity and announcing his presence with his usualflair.Continue reading “Excerpt: Chapter 3”
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Ready for the audiobook?
This week, I began the process of recording the audiobook version of “Chasing the Show.” Wait, let me amend that: I began the LABORIOUS process of recording… Going into the studio for the first time, I thought, “This should be fun. I get to read my own book aloud. How complicated could that be? IContinue reading “Ready for the audiobook?”
I love feedback. Whether it’s the sound of “swish” when I shoot a basketball, the smile on someone’s face when I tell a joke with impeccable timing, or the smooth blades of grass when I mow the lawn just right, feedback allows me to know when I’ve done something well. Feedback also allows me toContinue reading “got feedback?”
Is it hard to write a book?
Like most things in life, if it’s worth anything, it’s going to require some effort. Writing a book falls neatly into that category: it’s not particularly difficult to string words together, introduce some characters, follow some sort of plot and drop it into a setting somewhere, and eventually have a book. However, if you’re goalContinue reading “Is it hard to write a book?”
Where did you get the idea for this book?
This is one of the most common questions I get as an author, and the answer is pretty simple: most authors, myself included, write about what they know. So the first place I go when I’m seeking inspiration is my memory: Where have I gone? Who have I known? What have I experienced? Seen? Done?Continue reading “Where did you get the idea for this book?”
Dear Readers, First of all, thank you for reading my first novel, “Chasing the Show.” It’s a project that’s been near and dear to my heart for 30+ years. Second, I began my professional career as a teacher, and remnants from my teaching (and principaling) years stick to me like pebbles in the tread ofContinue reading “Got feedback?”
A note from the author
Dear Reader: Thank you for choosing this book! I am forever grateful for you – after, all, if it weren’t for Readers, books would simply be trees falling in an abandoned forest. It is my sincere hope that you find this book both entertaining and helpful. That’s right, helpful. While it clearly has all theContinue reading “A note from the author”
Two truths and a lie
*Note: if you haven’t yet read the “Connect with author Pete Hall” page on our website, you might want to go back and do that BEFORE you see which of the three achievements Pete actually did…and which he fibbed about. And without any further ado… …here’s the truth: A. In August of 2016, Pete completedContinue reading “Two truths and a lie”
A message to the young-adult readers
You’ve taken the first step. That’s how all journeys begin. So what’s next? Welcome to “Chasing the Show,” a story of goals and dreams and obstacles and confusion and growing up and relationships and heartache and glory. There are no swordfights or magic or dragons or castles, however. Just life – and all its amazingContinue reading “A message to the young-adult readers”
A message to the (not-so-young) adult readers
You’ve taken the first step. That’s how all journeys begin. So what’s next? Welcome to “Chasing the Show,” a story of goals and dreams and obstacles and confusion and growing up and relationships and heartache and glory. As an adult, no matter what your role is in a young person’s life, you’ve got obligations thatContinue reading “A message to the (not-so-young) adult readers”