New Novel Exposes Risks, Consequences for Urban Athletes

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A swimmer suffers a tragic fate in Carl Boddie’s “Trying to Score While Being an Athlete”

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don’t ever let the streets distract you from your dreams or goals in life.

Carl Boddie’s new novel “Trying to Score While Being an Athlete” (published by AuthorHouse) is an exciting journey through sports, romance, and trouble all found on the mean streets of North Philadelphia.

Ro is a young man with a simple and laudable goal: he wants to become an Olympic athlete. He is dedicated to his sport and to his girlfriend, Sheryl, and everything seems good – until Ro makes one bad decision and it is all taken away.

An excerpt from “Trying to Score While Being an Athlete”:

“When school let out for the day, I was undecided about going to practice or letting my pride get in the way because of what my coach had said earlier. I knew I could use his disrespect to quit swimming and start selling drugs like Winston wanted. I could make that fast money, drive those nice cars, and trick the beautiful woman like Monique if I wanted.”

Boddie hopes that readers will take one important lesson from “Trying to Score While Being an Athlete”: “…don’t ever let the streets distract you from your dreams or goals in life.”

About the Author
Carl Boddie grew up and lives in Philadelphia. He is a certified forklift driver, new author, entrepreneur, and has a passion for detailing cars. He's an avid sports fan, and had a dream to become a professional athlete. However, his surroundings and a few bad decisions led him to failure. He is caring, loyal, outgoing and a dedicated father to his children. He loves to travel to Las Vegas, Miami, New York and Los Angeles for major sporting events.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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