Baseball Life Advice by Stacey May Fowles Publishes

Happy Book Birthday to Stacey May Fowles! Her book BASEBALL LIFE ADVICE: Loving the Game that Saved Me publishes April 11 with McClelland & Stewart!

From the publisher:  “A passionate ode to baseball, its culture, and its community, which both celebrates and challenges the game – and reminds us why it really matters.
 
What is it about a man hitting a small white ball with a slim wooden bat out of a park that’s so beautiful? In this entertaining and thoughtful book, Stacey May Fowles gives us a refreshingly candid and personal perspective on Stacey May Fowlessubjects ranging from bat flips to bandwagoners, from the romance of spring training to the politics of booing, from the necessity of taking a hard look at players’ injuries and mental health issues to finding solace at the ballpark. Fowles confronts head-on the stereotype that female fans lack real knowledge about the game, and calls out the “boys will be boys” attitude and its implications both on and off the field. She also offers exhilarating snapshots of the Toronto Blue Jays’ 2015 and 2016 seasons. With remarkable humanity, intelligence, and an unabashed enthusiasm for the game, Fowles explores how we can use the lens of baseball to examine who we are. A must-read for both diehard and casual fans.”

Visit the Penguin Random House Canada website to learn more about the book and read an excerpt: www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/

Read Stacey’s great Elle Canada article here: www.ellecanada.com/life-and-love/article/how-baseball-helped-one-woman-overcome-her-worst-anxieties

Check out The New York Times article featuring Stacey’s book: www.nytimes.com/2017/04/02/books/now-batting-14-new-baseball-books.html?_r=0

Read a starred review from Publishers Weekly!: www.publishersweekly.com/pw/reviews/single/9780771038716?permamore

View Stacey’s interview with Canadian Livingwww.canadianliving.com/life-and-relationships/culture-and-entertainment/article/stacy-may-fowles-is-obsessed-with-baseball-and-you-should-be-too

Also see Canadian Living’s roundup of books featuring BASEBALL LIFE ADVICE: www.canadianliving.com/life-and-relationships/culture-and-entertainment/article/4-amazing-page-turners-that-celebrate-women

Read an excerpt of the book at the Globe & Mail: www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/baseball/going-to-the-ballpark-alone-a-look-inside-stacey-may-fowles-new-book/article34546705/

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Advance Praise: 

“This is beautiful. Stacey has used her own experiences at the ballpark to reveal what each and every fan has felt but didn’t know why. She captures what we all love about the game.” — Buck Martinez, author of Change Up and the play-by-play announcer for the Toronto Blue Jays

“Fowles’ writing about her love of the game and the role of baseball in her life is honest, funny, touching, detailed, and charming. You do not need to be a sports fan or a baseball fan to enjoy this book; it is for anyone who appreciates beautiful writing, who has struggled to find their place in this world, or who has loved anything more than they can explain.”
— Jessica Luther, author of Unsportsmanlike Conduct

“By bringing a fresh voice to an old, staid game, everything seems new again…” — Publishers Weekly 

“…a perspective that’s all too rare.” —The New York Times

Rights Sold: McClelland & Stewart; Canada, the United States and the Philippines; English language

STARRED Publishers Weekly review for BASEBALL LIFE ADVICE by Stacey May Fowles

We’re thrilled to share a starred Publishers Weekly review of BASEBALL LIFE ADVICE by Stacey May Fowles.

From PW – “By bringing a fresh voice to an old, staid game, everything seems new again…fans anywhere will relate to her love of the ballpark as her ‘favorite place in the world.'”

BASEBALL LIFE ADVICE is an engaging collection of essays about baseball, its culture, and its community, which celebrates and challenges the game – and reminds us why it really matters.

Available for purchase on April 11th.

Deal News: Perfect Game by Stacey May Fowles

Stacey May FowlesMcClelland & Stewart senior editor Anita Chong has acquired North American rights to PERFECT GAME by Stacey May Fowles, for release in Spring 2017. PERFECT GAME is a collection of insightful and heartfelt essays about baseball, its culture, and its community, which both celebrates and challenges the game – and reminds us why it really matters. The deal was arranged by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency. Preorder your copy of the book today at http://bit.ly/FowlesPerfectGame.

Deal News- Best Canadian Sports Writing by Stacey May Fowles and Pasha Malla

Stacey May FowlesECW editor Jen Knoch has acquired world rights to BEST CANADIAN SPORTS WRITING, edited by Stacey May Fowles and Pasha Malla, for release in Fall 2017. BEST CANADIAN SPORTS WRITING collects recent journalism that draws a clear picture of why sports mean so much to us and what they say about our broader culture. The deal was arranged by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency and Martha Webb of the McDermid Agency.

INFIDELITY Film Signs on Director

Stacey May FowlesAmazing news for the film adaptation of Stacey May Fowles’ novel INFIDELITY: Geneviève Dulude-Decelles has signed on as director. Dulude-Decelles, who is also writing the script, previously directed the Sundance Jury award-winning short film The Cut. The film is being produced by by Allison Black of Euclid 431 Pictures Inc. and Karen Shaw of Quarterlife Crisis Productions Inc. INFIDELITY follows the unraveling of a marriage after an illicit and obsessive affair. Congratulations to Stacey May Fowles!

Read the Variety article here: variety.com/2015/film/news/infidelity-movie-draws-sundance-winner-1201534855/

INFIDELITY Film Deal

Stacey May FowlesPitched in the vein of Unfaithful and the acclaimed series The Affair, Stacey May Fowles’ novel INFIDELITY thrillingly unravels a profound story of desire and obsession as it entwines us in the unfolding of a potent affair. The film rights have been optioned by Allison Black of Euclid 431 Pictures Inc. and Karen Shaw of Quarterlife Crisis Productions Inc. by Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Agency