The author of the Ball Park Series, Al Cline, grew up in Middle Tennessee and Northern Ohio. He also spent time living in Pittsburgh Pa, Lynchburg, Va. and the Washington D.C area. Presently, he lives in a colorful part of California called San Bernardino. Shifts in habitat from one part of the country to another result in what Al calls "Perspective lending distance to the view!" So out of his migration and wacky experiences, the Ball Park series of short stories was born.
The first collection in the series is "A Season of Misgiving" and is presented for your Holiday Reading Enjoyment! The stories are geared to appeal to readers of middle school age but, adult readers seem to like them too. Many of the important characters in series are introduced in "A Season of Misgiving" and allowed to strut and fret before getting their Holiday comeuppance. They will reappear in the ten additional volumes that are planned.
Al's life experience and work background are continually brought to bear on all types of subject matter in the stories. He's been a salesman, security guard, mid level business executive, musician, teacher, magazine publisher, contract administrator, motorcycle courier, and radio news announcer to name a few places he has shown up for work.
The Ball Park stories were first produced as live one-man-play events. Al created all the players with his crackly, whimsical and responsive voice. It is storytelling at it's best. A follow on project of talking books is planned for each of the volumes.
Currently Al has a daily blog on facebook called Mz. Hackensack where some of the people from his stories can interact with readers. And yes, at one time, he did drive a school bus that was numbered 47 and he did drag race a fully loaded soft drink truck with an empty Bus #47 and lose.
Please enjoy the stories! And above all, "Y'all come back now!"
A Season of Misgiving
By Al Cline
Published: December 14, 2011.
Written For middle school readers, "A Season of Misgiving" contains four short stories by Al Cine. The stories recount what young brothers encounter as they live, play and go to school in a small town. The stories are complete in themselves and can be taken to heart by any reader who enjoys mystery, laughter and silliness.
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