My agent retired and I am a 65-year-old man with a first novel. Given the state of publishing today, I was never going to find an agent.
Frank McNair – 28 August 2017
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Life on the Line is the ideal book for the sports novel enthusiast or the reluctant teenage reader. It is the gripping story of two middle school boys struggling to understand themselves and the world around them. Life on the Line gives teens and adults a front row seat to authentic gridiron action, the struggles and joys of adolescence, and the redemptive power of love and faith.
About the book
What is the book about?
The book is about two eighth-grade boys and the struggles they face as they overcome their differences (and deep mutual antipathy) to lead the Fighting Scot football team to an undefeated season. The book is nominally about football (hence the title: Life on the Line), but it encompasses coming-of-age, the effects of family circumstances on the boys, and – as the subtitle says: “Football, Rage, and Redemption.”
When did you start writing the book?
I began the book in a class at the Duke University Writer’s Workshop in the summer of 2007.
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