Stories That Inspire Us / The Author Series, welcomed to today’s podcast, Thursday, January 26, 2023, William R. Douglas. William is a first-time novelist and received the Readers Favorite 5-Star Award for his book: The Death and Resurrection of Baseball / Echoes From A Distant Past.
When I received William’s book, I initially wrote down the following words in my notes: “extinct game finds new light”. Right then and there, I had the feeling that this book written about baseball, was so much more than what you may think. As I read his book, those words appeared before me within his book. I instinctively knew this is THAT book that you cannot put down! (My copy of William’s book is loaded with “stickey” notes!)
William shared his feelings on the historical background and uniqueness of writing the Preface to his book. He wanted to create the basis and provide a way for his readers to connect with the book from the ground up; a foundation structure. He certainly accomplished that!
The culture and destruction and remnants of the past played a huge part in his book which is set in the year of 2166, a post Second Civil War America is finally back on its feet. It’s a feeling of optimism and being hopeful that family, faith and yes, baseball, bring everyone together. (Without giving too much away, William references thought provoking questions - (1) of which was “What parts of our national heritage and culture could become victims in such a nightmare?” William certainly takes us through that process.)
This is one of those books that you know will make it to the big screen! I asked William who he wanted to play the character of Grandpa Moses - his response: Sam Elliott or Kevin Costner. In response to whom William would want to play the part of his character, Joe Scott, he stated he would want a totally unknown actor to play this role.
To connect with William and to purchase his book, please check out his website and various social media platforms:
Also, to view his book trailer, please check out his YouTube video:
Let me know what you thought of today’s episode. Also, do you have a story you want to share? Are you a published author wanting to share your book with the world? Your story will inspire others! If you are interested in sharing your story, please go to my website and “register as a guest”.
Thank you William - a phenomenal book - beautifully written as “Truly” your book is not only timeless but there are also Extra Innings as “Truly” these are the Stories That Inspire Us!!--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/janis-melillo7/message