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Early on S. J. learned that in the world of fiction an underdog can win. One of his first favorite reads was a novel called THE KID WHO BATTED 1.000, a tale about a last-to-first-place baseball team. Plenty corny, but he still thinks it’s better than the movie ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD. The clincher for his writing career might have been when he discovered alliteration, though he couldn’t have defined or even pronounced the word. In first grade he wrote a little tale entitled, ahem, “On Porpoise on Purpose.” He doesn't remember the details, except that his young male hero, riding the back of a big fish, performed some bold deed of great import. And no, Flipper wasn’t on TV yet. From there, he gathered enough literary acumen that his eighth grade teacher told him he had an ear for dialogue, and then somehow he won the county spelling bee, and then what seems like a few days ago he grew up, though his dear wife, son, and daughter might question that last assertion.
Some honest-to-goodness authors told him he could write a bit, so he submitted a few short pieces of fiction, some of which were published. Then he picked his own underdog and wrote a novel about an amateur woman golfing against the guys, and he called it THE VICTORS CLUB. He very much wants folks to read it.
Anyone can find out what S. J. is up to by checking out his website at sjcrown.com, where he blends fiction and sports together.