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Old 02-11-2017, 12:08 PM
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Default So, have you ever thought about writing a book?

Thanks to Leon who gave me the okay a few weeks ago to post the information about the authorized biography of former Chicago White Sox star pitcher, Joel Horlen. I wasn't sure where to post it, but I'm a sports memorabilia collector—so, thought this might be a good spot.

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So, have you ever thought about writing a book?

That's a challenge I never considered until turning 61, just before I retired. Well, three years later—after countless hours of traveling, researching, interviewing, developing, writing, seeking advice, getting help—lots of it, and with my 'behind' often times firmly planted in chair—the book, entitled "Texas Heat, Chicago Fire: The Remarkable Life of Joe Horlen", is completed.

Released 2 days ago on Amazon...
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Old 02-11-2017, 12:17 PM
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Congrats Bob! Cool!
Wow, I didn't know that you were working on a book on your friend Joel Horlen.
I will certainly pick up a copy and can't wait to read it.

I have also considered writing a book & do plan to do so in a few years.
In the past, I have contributed content and collectible images to others that have undertaken such a task.
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Old 02-11-2017, 12:25 PM
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Thank you Scott.

I meant to mention that the San Antonio Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is helping to coordinate a special tribute to Joe next week in his home town. We hope this may lead to a nice surge in donations (in Joe's honor) to that charity.
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Old 02-11-2017, 12:53 PM
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After two days on Amazon, Joe's story appears to be gaining traction:

12:45pm Rankings on Amazon Feb. 11th
#4 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Biographies & Memoirs > Sports & Outdoor > Golf
#9 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Biographies & Memoirs > Sports & Outdoor > Baseball
#13 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Sports > Baseball > History
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Bob - Congratulations! It looks like a good read.


If I wasn't so far behind on my reading, I would jump into it...but, it's on my list and I will get to it.


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