Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Author Spotlight - Action Books For Young Athletes

Whether you're an athlete or a sports fan, Fred Bowen is an author you can't miss! He's written many sports books for young readers spotlighting baseball, basketball, football and soccer. Many of his books are born from his own childhood in Maplehead, Massachusetts where he grew up with his 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Sports were always a big part of his life until he enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania as a history major. Sports history was a particular favorite of his. After Fred graduated from college he married Peggy Jackson who was a journalist and they had 2 kids. Fred enjoyed coaching his kids through sports and coached more than 30 teams if you added them up!

Fred Bowen lives in Silver Spring, MD with his wife who is a substitute teacher at Woodlin Elementary School. Both of his kids have grown up. His son is a college pitching coach and his daughter works for a nonprofit. Fred worked as a lawyer for many years before retiring to write books for kids. I'm glad he did too! Boys are the hardest group to get interested in books and with authors like Fred Bowen, Dan Gutman and Mike Lupica we now have a whole genre to offer to our Edgewater athletic youth. And by the way, our girl athletes love these books too! This only leaves me with one question...where are the lacrosse books?

If you would like to ask Fred Bowen this question personally, then hop down to Edgewater Books on September 28 from 3:30pm - 5:00pm. Fred Bowen will be available to autograph books and a portion of the proceeds will benefit our very own SRYA and AAMC children's wards.

Fred Bowen Books

- Dugout Rivals
- Golden Glove
- Kid Coach
- Perfect Game
- Playoff Dreams
- Throwing Heat
- T.J.'s Secret Pitch
- Winners Take All
- No Easy Way: The Story of Ted Williams and the Last .400 Season

- Final Cut
- Full Court Fever
- Hardcourt Comeback
- Off The Rim
- On The Line
- Real Hoops

- Go For The Goal
- Soccer Team Upset

- Quarterback Season
- Touchdown Trouble

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