Thomas Smythe’s First Book 'Sophomore' Is Exciting and Inspirational Work of Realistic Fiction

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New book “Sophomore” from Page Publishing author Thomas Smythe is a tale of dedication, sportsmanship, and the rewards of confronting a challenge.

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Thomas Smythe, a retired teacher and football coach, has completed his first book “Sophomore”: the gripping and potent story of a young athlete in a small town high school trying to fit in.

“The lead character is a high school athlete. The story revolves around his sophomore football season. The message is how to play the game in a manner that will make people proud with an emphasis on fair play, competitiveness and good sportsmanship. The characters are teammates and friends," said the author, when asked to describe his book.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Smythe’s poignant tale follows character Eric Lewis, a sophomore at Crater High. The school has a new football coach, and the team is anxious to see how the season plays out. Eric must learn hard lessons about teamwork, competition, and perseverance.

High school is never an easy experience, and this story illustrates the many challenges that young people must face and grow from. This exciting tale inspires the virtues of tenacity and companionship. Follow Eric on his exciting adventure in this first book of a nine part series.

Readers who wish to experience this inspiring work can purchase “Sophomore” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing

Page Publishing is a traditional New York based full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create - not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex and time consuming issues, and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

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