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Author's Corner Jerry Reuss, Kevin and Kenneth Killiany, Denise Malan

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The Total Tutor will interview All Star and World Series Champion Jerry Reuss. He will discuss his book.

One of only twenty-nine Major Leaguers to play in four different decades, Jerry Reuss pitched for eight teams, including the Pittsburgh Pirates twice. So when Reuss tells his story, he covers about as much of baseball life as any player can. 

Bring In the Right-Hander! puts us on the mound for the winning pitch in Game Five of the 1981 World Series, then takes us back to the schoolyards and ball fields of Overland, Missouri, where Reuss first dreamed of that scene. His baseball odyssey, dedicated to the mantra “work hard and play harder,” began in 1969 with his hometown team, the St. Louis Cardinals (who traded him three years later for mustache-related reasons). Reuss carries us through his winning seasons with the Dodgers, taking in a no-hitter and that World Series triumph, and introducing us to some of baseball’s most colorful characters. Along the way, as the grizzled veteran faces injuries, releases, and trips to the Minors, then battling his way back into the Majors to finish his career with the Pirates, we get a glimpse of the real grit behind big league life, on and off the field.

Also, The Total Tutor will interview Kevin and Kenneth Killiany, the nephews of #1 New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize Winning author Allen Drury, who are working with me to get his books back.  My publishing company, WordFire Press, just released ADVISE AND CONSENT (120+ weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, like the original House of Cards…or the “Gone with the Wind” of political fiction.

Last, The Total Tutor will interview Denise Malan is an avid runner who has worked as a reporter. She will discuss her book The Runner's Bucket List.