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Huntington Park Publication’s Press Release (February 16, 2012)

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Contact: Stephen Quinn
Company Name: Huntington Park Publications, Inc.
Telephone Number: 301.589.2489
Email Address: hppublications@gmail.com
Web site address: www. Huntingtonparkpublications.com
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                                    FOR NEW NOVELS BY LOCAL AUTHORS
                                 DAVID STINSON AND RICHARD O’CONNOR

Rockville, Maryland (February 16, 2012)

Huntington Park Publications announces the release of  two of its new novels:  Deadball, A Metaphysical Baseball Novel, by David B. Stinson, and Honour, A Historical Golf  Novel, by Richard O’Connor.  A launch party, open to the public,  will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2012, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

John Kelly of the Washington Post describes Deadball as a “beguiling new novel.”  He says: “Deadball is about “the magical intersection of memory and mystery, a place where the crack of the bat and the shouts of the crowd mingle with the bricks and mortar of vanished ballparks.”

Deadball is the story of Byron Bennett, a former minor-league player who has a deep and spiritual connection to the game of baseball and its history. He sees things in a way others cannot and believes in things others would not. He thinks the old men working the menial jobs in the diners, dives, and graveyards he frequents are not what they seem. They try to fit in, go unnoticed, but Byron suspects they are not your typical second-career working stiffs. Part pilgrimage and part road trip, Deadball visits vanished ballparks like Baltimore’s Union Park, Pittsburgh’s Forbes Field, Cleveland’s League Park, Detroit’s Tiger Stadium, and Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field.

Deadball will appeal to baseball fans and history buffs, but it also will appeal to anyone who knows what it means to be driven by a passion that others can neither appreciate nor understand.

Honour opens in 1909, when American golf is on the verge of dramatic change. A new breed of amateur and professional golfers threatens the constricted social order of a sport governed by the rich and powerful. Boyhood friends George Riley and Johnny Scranton emerge to give challenge to the traditional expectations of the game they love.  The story takes us to the back rooms and board rooms of the wealthy old guard who ruthlessly try to maintain control over every facet of the game.  Caught in the conflict between the old and the new, George and Johnny’s friendship, loyalty, and honor are tested – and their lives are changed forever.

As one reviewer says, “Honour transports us to a different era while reminding us of the qualities and virtues that transcend any one time and place.”

The books are currently available in soft-cover edition for $15.00 at Amazon.com and directly from the publisher at Store.huntingtonparkpublications.com.  Both are also available through Amazon in Kindle format.  Copies purchased through the publisher’s site will be signed by the authors at no additional charge.

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