Chicagoland Radio & Media also did a big write up about our upcoming book "Back in the Game" by Rich King. You can read the entire article here, but a short excerpt is below...
In 2007, King released his first book, "My Maggie." The heart-wrenching true tale was about King's incredible love story with his wife, Maggie. It covers Maggie's life from being diagnosed with hearing loss as a child, to her meeting and falling in love with King when they were both young, their 1970 marriage, to her progressive blindness, to her three battles with cancer, to her death in 2002.
The self-published "My Maggie" was released as a hardcover book, and later as an audio CD, to rave reviews. Proceeds from the sale of the book went to the American Cancer Society and the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind.
The late John Callaway of WTTW-TV said of the "My Maggie" book: "Rich King has written one of the most powerful stories of life, love, and loss you will ever read. His lovely, courageous Maggie will be forever etched in your heart and mind."
For many years after the loss of his wife and soul mate, Maggie, Rich King found himself feeling lost and depressed. With the help of friends and loved ones, King was eventually able to pull himself up and start dating again, connecting with a woman named April, who would later become his second wife.
Rich King's new book, "Back In The Game," is the follow-up story to "My Maggie." It covers the period of his life after Maggie's passing and his courtship with April. King also interweaves stories from his broadcasting career into the book. Just as with "My Maggie," the new "Back In The Game" is an inspirational true story about the power of love.
Helping King with the writing and editing of the new book was Lindsay Eanet, whose last name should be familiar to Chicago sports news fans. Lindsay Eanet is the daughter of WGN-AM Sports Director/sports anchor and Northwestern Wildcats play-by-play announcer Dave Eanet. She is a 2010 Journalism graduate from the University of Missouri-Columbia, who has been professionally writing and editing for the last few years.
"Back In The Game" will be released in mid-September as a trade paperback. It is being published by Chicago's Eckhartz Press, the local boutique publisher that also recently released autobiographies of famed Chicago DJ John Records Landecker, Chicago TV news cameraman Chuck Quinzio, and beloved Chicago TV news anchorman Joel Daly. In fact, it was the exceptional publishing and marketing job done by the company on those three books that led Rich King to contacting Eckhartz Press co-owners Rick Kaempfer and David Stern about working together on this new book.
Pre-orders for Rich King's "Back In The Game" will begin on September 1st at this link HERE. The first printing of the book just rolled off the press in the last couple of days and will be ready for shipping in under a month from now to those who place a pre-order at the start of September.
Eckhartz Press is also working with King to create a new e-book version of "My Maggie."
And CBS Chicago did this nice piece about Bruce Bohrer's "Best Seat in the House: Diary of a Wrigley Usher". Here's a short excerpt...
For nine years beginning in 2003, Bohrer saw good games and bad games, good fans and bad fans and his share of marriage proposals.
“I was amazed at the number of young men who would come up and say, ‘Hey, I’m going to ask my girlfriend to marry me today … could I come down here and do that and you take a picture?'” he said. “I did that numerous times. One couple was so happy with the way things came out they literally invited me to the wedding.”
He’s written about it all in a new book called “Best Seat In The House.”
So, how do you know if you’re usher material? Bohrer said it’s pretty simple: “If you’re a people person, and you happen to like the Cubs and you like being outdoors, absolutely.”
“Best Seat In The House: Diary of a Wrigley Field Usher” is available from Eckhartz Press.