BROKEN LACES: Read the award-winning first chapter
WHITE CHALK ROAD: Read the award-winning first chapter
Rodney Walther's fiction (especially BROKEN LACES) has been recognized multiple times in writing contests throughout the country, including:
-- 1st place: Houston Writers Guild
-- 1st place: Maryland Writers' Association
-- 1st place: West Virginia Writers
-- 1st place: Crested Butte Writers
-- 1st place: North Texas Professional Writers
-- 1st place: Panhandle Professional Writers
-- State Finalist: Writers' League of Texas
-- Quarterfinalist: Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards
No offense to the thrill ride escapist fiction on the shelves, but I believe that a great story engages the reader's emotions. My goal as a writer is to take the reader inside the mind of interesting people in extraordinary circumstances.
Readers who enjoy authors such as Nicholas Sparks, Jodi Picoult, and Pat Conroy may appreciate my realistic-yet-complicated characters, straightforward narrative style, and emotional pull of the story. And for those of you who are parents and/or love the game of baseball, you will find the world of BROKEN LACES very familiar.
Enjoy the story. Make impact!
Independent publisher Redstone Ranch Press is proud to publish Rodney Walther's debut novel.
Jack "The Cannon" Kennedy thinks he's living the American Dream. A fancy house in the Houston suburbs. A promising career. And a loving wife who tolerates his long hours and selfish ways.
In one horrific instant, he loses his wife. Then his job. Then his hope. And that just leaves Kellen, the young son Jack hardly knows or understands.
Jack realizes he must reconnect with Kellen or they’ll never get past their shared grief. But Jack’s biggest obstacle is staring back from the mirror.
Desperate to reach Kellen, he turns to baseball, the game he once loved. With Jack, a win-at-all-costs former star pitcher, coaching his son’s Little League team, what could possibly go wrong?