Farmingville, N.Y. (PRWEB) November 29, 2011
“Sports is like war without the killing,” according to media mogul and philanthropist Ted Turner. Praise and even outright worship of successful professional athletes, on the other hand, often exceeds our reverence for actual war heroes. If being exceedingly good at one sport makes a man a star, what if he is exceedingly good at three? Avid sports enthusiast and published author Louis Saulino has created an engaging first novel, Athlete For Hire, set in the backdrop of the professional sports industry.
“As an armchair quarter back, I envisioned a scenario where a professional sports team owner of three franchises (baseball, football, basketball) could ponder hiring an all-around athlete,” Saulino explained. “This fictional owner, Scott Thomas, meets with his general managers to discuss a highly acclaimed college athlete featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. His proficiency is in the three sports intrigues Thomas who becomes disgruntled when all three of his general managers want the athlete for their respective sport. Thomas exclaims, ‘Why can’t we draft this kid for all three of my teams?’ Having time on my hands in the evening with my sons gone gave me the opportunity to try out a ‘what if’ scenario. It was a blast and I hope readers enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.”
As the college senior, Marc Stevens, competes in each sport, a “due diligence” plan is prepared by Scott’s general managers and key staff to have the athlete drafted by all three teams. Will Scott Thomas be successful in signing Marc Stevens to an unprecedented contract requiring him to be available on an as-needed basis for each sport? Will Marc, the three sport phenom, become an Athlete For Hire?
For additional media information, to set interviews, book signings, etc., contact Saulino’s publicist, Carole V. Bartholomeaux, 602.404.8018 or bprworks(at)cox(dot)net. Information is also available at http://www.Xlibris.com.
About the Author
Louis Saulino is a widower, father of two grown sons, and a sports enthusiast. A civil engineering graduate of Manhattan College, he also has his masters in Transportation Engineering and Planning and is a licensed professional engineer. He practiced engineering in the New York metropolitan area, in the private and public sectors, for forty years. In the fall of 2010, Louis Saulino decided to pursue his creative instincts and embarked in writing a television script for an idea he initially conceived in the 1970s. This was developed into a book, Athlete for Hire. He also authored a fictional baseball history book, “8” Center Field in New York © (1951-1957).
Athlete For Hire * by Louis Saulino
Publication Date: November 18, 2011
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