Fast Pitch Love

Fast-Pitch Love

by Clay Cormany

Genre: YA Romance

Release Date: November 4th 2014

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What does a high school boy do if he thinks the girl of his dreams will be an assistant for the softball team his mother coaches? Easy! He volunteers to be an assistant, too. That’s what Jace Waldron does in Fast-Pitch Love. It might be his only chance to make a move on Stephanie Thornapple while her boyfriend is away. But Jace’s plans go awry, and soon he faces the double challenge of coaching a team of mischievous preteen girls and learning there is more to romance than physical attraction.

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books has some unexpected twists and turns as the likeable but somewhat hapless
Jace grows into a young man who takes responsibility for his life and his
choices. Softball aficionados will have a particular affinity for this book
because its game descriptions are extensive and detailed. Those who don’t know
softball will come to like and admire the young protagonist.”  Gretchen Hirsch, author and book doctor
enjoyed this young adult novel by Clay Cormany. The story told from a guy’s
perspective made it especially interesting. I think a lot of young women would
enjoy seeing romance from a guy’s point of view. I also liked that the novel
was innocent without gratuitous sex or swear words.” Paulita Kincer,
author of The Summer of France and Trail Mix
Like the spin on a fastball, Fast-Pitch Love puts a new spin on the age old
boy meets girl phenomenon. And what a wonderful spin it is. Clay Cormany weaves
together the twin themes of teenage infatuation and a girls’ softball team.
Along the way he does a wonderful job of mixing the excitement of youth sports
with the impending showdown between two suitors of the same pretty girl.”


“Fast-Pitch Love is an unusual
coming-of-age story since it’s told from the guy’s point of view. The
characters are likeable and believable; the action well paced. You don’t need
to be a softball player, or even an athlete, to thoroughly enjoy Fast-Pitch
Love.”  Louise

About the Author
Before writing Fast-Pitch Love, Clay Cormany spent over 20 years as a writer and editor for Ohio’s State Board of Education. His creative work has appeared in numerous central Ohio publications, including the Columbus Dispatch and Spring Street, Columbus State Community College’s literary magazine. He has also edited numerous books, including a three-volume biography of Christopher Columbus and A Death Prolonged by Dr. Jeff Gordon, which received coverage in the New York Times and on PBS. Fast-Pitch Love reflects the two years Cormany spent interacting with softball players and coaches both in practice and competition. He contributes the earnings from sale of the book to girls softball programs in central Ohio and elsewhere.
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