Reader mail

Dear Will, Thank you for writing to me and telling me how much you’re enjoying The Rhino in Right Field! You might think that authors get lots of letters from readers, and maybe that’s true for really famous authors, but most of us get only a few here and there–especially real, handwritten, “snail-mail” letters. Those

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One Book, One School in Cheshire, CT

On June 3, 2022, I had the pleasure of visiting Doolittle Elementary School in Cheshire, CT for their One School, One Book celebration. The entire school read The Rhino in Right Field aloud, and then celebrated by going to a New Britain Bees minor league baseball game and hosting the author for a day. Take

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Personalized books

I’m pleased to announce that you can order personalized, signed copies of any of my books from River Bend Bookshop in West Hartford, Connecticut, for no extra charge. Just go online, drop in, or call to place your order. Most requests will be ready within a few days. You can pick up your copy in

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Podcast Interview

If you love baseball, you ought to subscribe to the terrific podcast, Baseball by the Book, hosted by longtime Sporting News editor Justin McGuire. Listen to my conversation with Justin, as we talk writing for kids, researching a novel, and lots of Milwaukee baseball trivia. (Bonnie Brewer, anyone?)

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Radio Interview on WUWM’s “Lake Effect”

I was lucky enough to be interviewed on Milwaukee’s NPR station, WUWM, about the real-life inspiration for The Rhino in Right Field. Washington Park, the minor league Brewers, growing up Greek, and girls’ baseball–it’s all here. I hope you like it! When Baseball Practice Was at the Milwaukee Zoo

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Tank Goes to the Ballpark (Hartford edition)

I had a great time meeting lots of kids (and teachers and librarians too!) at a Yard Goats game in Hartford, CT. It was Reading in Summer Night, and kids had gotten free game tickets as a reward for meeting their summer reading goals. What a great way to celebrate reading! Thanks to the Hartford

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Tank Goes to the Ballpark (Charleston edition)

I was lucky enough to visit Charleston, South Carolina, home of the RiverDogs, to share copies of The Rhino in Right Field with young readers at the ballpark. It was Library Night at the Joe, and Tank and I had lots of fun. Thank you, RiverDogs, for making us feel welcome!

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Then and Now: What the Washington Park Zoo looks like today

Not too long ago, I visited Washington Park in Milwaukee to see what’s left of the old zoo. It was abandoned in 1960, when Milwaukee County opened a new zoo on Bluemound Road. But Washington Park is still there, at the corner of 47th and Vliet streets, and the southwest corner of the park, where

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Bibliography for The Rhino in Right Field

Here’s a list of the major source materials I used while researching and writing The Rhino in Right Field: Printed material: Buege, Bob. Borchert Field: Stories from Milwaukee’s Legendary Ballpark. Madison, WI: The Wisconsin Historical Society, 2017. Dickson, Paul. Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick. New York: Bloomsbury, 2012. Gurda, John. New World Odyssey: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church and

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