Learn stories of the true south from Cynthia Drew and Joan Golden in ‘Stealing First and Other Stories’

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Examine the worst and best and best of people in new story collection

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The new short story collection, “Stealing First and Other Stories” (published by Archway Publishing), by Cynthia Drew and Joan Golden follows a baseball team through the gantlet of southern race relations while other stories in this collection examine additional prejudices but also humanity’s ability to rise above judgment.

Opening with “Stealing First,” the first tale follows Ronnie LeBlanc, a young man of about 20, who yearns to play big league baseball; he believes that winning the regional title is his ticket out. His mother has her own dreams of betterment, while Ronnie’s father is resigned to a lifetime of working in a sugar mill.

Based on the true story of a rag-tag American Legion baseball team in the Louisiana bayous, “Stealing First” is only one tale in this collection that offers glimpses of small-town politics, snake-handlers, and nosey house-hunters. Each story looks at people’s prejudices and conceits, loves in all their variations, and the worst and best of people.

“Stealing First and Other Stories” is available for purchase online at: https://www.amazon.com/Stealing-First-Other-Stories-Cynthia-ebook/dp/B085T7JZH3.

“Stealing First and Other Stories”
By Cynthia Drew and Joan Golden
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 252 pages | ISBN 9781480886780
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 252 pages | ISBN 9781480886803
E-Book | 252 pages | ISBN 9781480886797
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Cynthia Drew has garnered several awards for her novels and short fiction. Among them are the 2018 INDIE Gold for Best Mystery for her novel Sing for the Dead, a 2012 INDIE for Best Historical Fiction for her novel City of Slaughter, and the 2013 Mom’s Choice Award for Best Inspirational and Motivational Literature for Children for her children’s book “Where Do Missing Things Go?” She is a practicing private investigator.

Joan Golden is an award-winning produced playwright and screenwriter. The sister writing team of Cynthia Drew and Joan Golden has written several mysteries under the pen name Drew Golden. They are available online and at booksellers nationwide.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the worldwide leader in self-publishing, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit archwaypublishing.com or call 888-242-5904.

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