Tony Burns


Contrary to my picture, which is my 3rd grade mug shot, I'm no longer a child. After 25 years as a sports writer covering high school athletes, I'm still a child at heart.
I've always loved sports. They teach true life lessons. Everything I write will, hopefully, have a sporty feel even if it's not completely sports based.
The characters are based, in many instances, on snippets of real-life athletes I've covered in my day-to-day life as a sports writer. The names have been changed but I'm sure some will recognize a smidgen of their personality in my books.

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White Flight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,900. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / General
A young coach wakes up in the hospital with a nasty bump on his head. He has no idea how he got there but one thing is obvious, the list of potential suspects includes nearly everyone in this small, racially-charged town.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,160. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
In a time when girls are born with zero opportunities, the government offers a select few the chance of their lifetimes. It’s an opportunity for the strong, the intelligent, the fearless and the hopeful to compete for the ultimate prize. Or so they think.
Firethorn Garden
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,560. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
How can Luster Dean, who is considered too rough and old-school to keep his football players from quitting, supposed to start up a girls basketball program? He's not? But, thanks to his wife, Rose, he will. The Deans put their careers on the line as they butt heads with an upstart superintendent, determined to rid the school of the old guard.
Flight of the Black Sea Gulls
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 48,430. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
A unique high school girls basketball team from Virginia travels to Arkansas for a tournament. The team and its unusual leader leaves a mark with its play on the court. It will make an even bigger impression when it faces an unspeakable tragedy on its return home. Flight of the Black Sea Gulls shows the life-long bonds built through facing adversity as a team.

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