I am happy to announce that my novel, The Cortlandt Boys, is now out as an ebook, and available for purchase at major retailers. Here are the links to Amazon, to Barnes & Noble, and iTunes (if you frequent another e-retailer, let me know and I’ll hunt down links for those too).
This is the story of a small town high school basketball team that wins the Pennsylvania state championship with an improbable, last-second 3-point shot. The ramifications of that unlikely victory play out through the boys’ lives, forever tying them to this little town that has its ways of not quite letting you go.
I had a lot of fun writing this book, and I hope you’ll enjoy reading it. Some of my early readers did! Here are some early reviews:
“The Cortlandt Boys takes the reader on a journey through the lives of five young men who already know that their best days are behind them. When their glory becomes a burden and begins to affect the next generation, characters and readers alike experience both the power of self-determination and the reality that none of us are as free to blaze our own trails as we would like. Thought-provoking, realistic, and moving, The Cortlandt Boys combines the entertainment quotient of a beach read with the depth of a literary classic.”
— Holly M., Huntington, Vermont
“I enjoyed The Cortlandt Boys so much, I made it my Book Club’s choice and I read it a second time. Good pacing, great characters and an overall wonderful escape.”
— Wendy R., Princeton, New Jersey
Thanks so much for giving it a read. I appreciate your support as I try to move beyond my comfort zone and try new things. I look forward to your feedback, and if you’d be up for leaving a review on the site where you purchase the book, I’d appreciate that too. Reader reviews really do make a difference.
8 thoughts on “Out today: The Cortlandt Boys (my novel)”
Laura, Congratulations on your first novel! I think it’s wonderful to step out and try something new. You’ve taught me to stay organized — and stay focused. In fact, HarperCollins will publish my first novel, A Remarkable Kindness, in August. I kept carving out bits and bobs of time for my goals. So thank you for keeping me on track! Happy holidays, Diana Bletter
@Diana – congrats to you on your new novel! That’s wonderful. I look forward to reading it. And yes, all goals require time, so achieving them really is about managing one’s time.
@Arden – thanks, and thanks for your comments on the draft as well.
What a proud moment! Congrats!
@Connie- thanks! I’m thrilled to have it out there…
Congratulations, Laura. I’m constantly amazed at how prolific and creative you are. Wishing you and your family a happy holiday season.
@Kathy- thanks! I really like to write. We’ll see how many words I crank out in 2015…