Category Archives: Author

June 24, 2018

Exclusive with Author Rob Ruck on his new book, The Tropic of Football: The Long and Perilous Journey of Samoans to the NFL

First, let me know what drove you to this topic Rob. Well, I finished a couple of books in 2010 and 2011 – a co-written biography of Dan Roooney and Raceball, about players and race in baseball. I needed a new book project – for me it was like not … Read Article →

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December 06, 2012

Todd Kalis, Steelers Offensive Lineman, 1994, Current President of the NFL Alumni Association’s Pittsburgh Chapter

Todd Kalis: First, can you let readers know what you’ve been doing with yourself since football and how you got started in the various ventures you’ve worked in? I’ve held various sales and marketing positions since leaving the game, both at the local and national level. I also got involved … Read Article →

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October 25, 2012

George Von Benko, Author, Memory Lane 2 and Sports Talk

George Von Benko, Author, Memory Lane 2 and Sports Talk: You’ve been busy – with two new books – one which came out in June – Memory Lane Volume 2, and one titled Sports Talk that releases in November. Tell readers first about Memory Lane Volume 2 – what it … Read Article →

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October 15, 2012

What Have You Done Now, Eugene? The Story of Gene Mingo

FORMER DENVER BRONCO AND STEELERS GREAT FINALLY GETS TO TELL HIS STORY Emporia, Kansas–   Football fans, and especially those who are fond of the early days of professional football, will be interested in a new book hitting the shelves this week nation-wide.  Entitled What Have You Done Now, Eugene?  The … Read Article →

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October 15, 2012

Kevin Guilfoile, Author, A Drive Into the Gap

Kevin Guilfoile, Author, A Drive Into the Gap First, can you let readers know what brought you to write this book and how difficult was it for you to write something so personal? Before I became a novelist, I was a creative director at Coudal Partners, which publishes the popular … Read Article →

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September 28, 2012

Kevin Cook, Author, The Last Headbangers: NFL Football in the Rowdy, Reckless ’70s—The Era that Created Modern Sports

Kevin Cook, Author, The Last Headbangers: NFL Football in the Rowdy, Reckless ’70s—The Era that Created Modern Sports: First, can you let readers know how and why you decided to take on this subject and how you started doing so? I was a tyke in 1967, watching the first Super … Read Article →

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September 16, 2012

Mark Mravic, Author, “Pittsburgh Steelers: Pride in Black and Gold”

Mark Mravic: First, can you let readers know how and why you decided to write “Pittsburgh Steelers: Pride in Black and Gold’ and how you started doing so? With this being the 80th season of Steelers football, we thought it would be a good time to look back at the … Read Article →

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September 06, 2012

Stewart O’Nan, Author

Stewart O’Nan: First, can you let readers now about your latest projects – what should we be looking out for from you next? I’ve just started a historical novel set in L.A. in the late ’30s.  It involves historical figures, so the research is involved (and fascinating).  I’m hoping to … Read Article →

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August 27, 2012

Lee Gutkind, Author, The Best Seat in Baseball & Almost Human: Making Robots Think

Lee Gutkind, Author First, what is the “creative nonfiction movement” and how did you come lead the writing community in this method for storytelling? The movement is simply about taking information and turning it into a compelling story without changing the meaning or facts. We try to communicate information in as … Read Article →

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July 23, 2012

Chuck Finder, Author, the Steelers Encyclopedia

Chuck Finder First, can you tell readers about your new book – the Steelers Encyclopedia. What inspired you to write the book and how it differs from other Steelers books? It wasn’t so much an epiphany or lightning bolt from above. Rather, about a month after I took a voluntary … Read Article →

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