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What’s coming in 2020

By Jonathan Sweet

I’m always interested in what authors are working on, so I thought I’d give a look at what we have coming down the pike in 2020.Thrilling Detective Vol. 2 (2)

In case you missed it, one originally planned 2020 project actually hit in late 2019: Chicago Pulp Tales, a collection of vintage pulp stories set in the Windy City.

I’m in the midst of research/writing/production on five books right now:

  • A hardcover edition of Minnesota’s 50 Greatest Baseball Players will come out later this month. Just need to sign off on the final proofs, and we’re good to go.
  • Another sports book in the vein of Minnesota’s 50 Greatest Baseball Players, this time focused on great Minnesota sports moments. Goal is to have that one out in time for Father’s Day.
  • Volume 2 of The Beginner’s Guide to Pulp. That one will make its debut at the Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention in April.
  • A Christmas-themed book that I’ll reveal more about later this year, with the goal of having it done by the fall for the holiday season and local book shows.
  • Finally, I’m a bit stalled on a pulp novel that I’m writing — my first full-length fiction novel. Originally had planned on having it done for the Windy City show, but unless it takes off suddenly, that seems unlikely. Hopefully it’ll still happen later this year!

From the Brick Pickle Pulp side of things, we also have several projects in the works:

  • The aforementioned Volume 2 of the Guide and Chicago Pulp Tales (and maybe my novel!)
  • Thrilling Detective Pulp Stories, Vol. 2, will go live by the end of January. Proofs are on their way as we speak. We’re already well into the work on Volume 3, which will come out later this year. Most likely, we’ll publish an omnibus hardcover edition combining all three as well. (Volume 1 was published in 2019.)
  • A collection of Minnesota pulp stories. The stories are selected, but editing and production still have yet to start, so we’re probably looking at the second half of the year.
  • Some author-themed collections in the second half of the year. More to come on those!
Minnesota's 50 Greatest

Review copies of Minnesota’s 50 Greatest Baseball Players now available

We’ve got free copies of “Minnesota’s 50 Greatest Baseball Players” now available for review. Minnesota's 50 greatest baseball players

The book explores the greatest baseball players who have ever played for a Minnesota team, from the minor leagues to the major leagues, including the Hall of Famers, Negro League stars and other legends you might never have known played in the Northstar State.

Ebook review copies can be requested here: http://bookreviewbuzz.com/sports-minnesotas-50-greatest-baseball-players/

If you would like a print copy for review, email publishing@chaskabooks.com and let us know about your blog/media outlet, etc. so we can get one out to you.

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Upcoming appearances in Minnesota

If you’re in Minnesota, we’ll have some of our books at two upcoming book festivals:

The Deep Valley Book Festival is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. October 5 at the Loose Moose Saloon & Conference Center in Mankato. Admission is free.

The following week, we’ll be at the Twin Cities Book Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 12 at the State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. Admission is free for this event, too.

Deep Valley Book Festival
Deep Valley Book Festival
Minnesota's 50 Greatest

Midwest Book Review reviews “Minnesota’s 50 Greatest Baseball Players”

By Jonathan Sweet

Midwest Book Review gave us a nice a review of Minnesota’s 50 Greatest Baseball Players: From Town Ball to the Twins in the July 2019 issue.

(Reprinted with permission)

Minnesota’s 50 Greatest Baseball Players lives up to its title with a tour de force of the lives of Minnesota baseball stars throughout history. Here are the true life stories of Hall of Famers, star players from the Negro League, and many more legendary individuals. Aptly researched and enhanced with a bibliography, Minnesota’s 50 Greatest Baseball Players is a gem for baseball fans, highly recommended. It should be noted for personal reading lists that Minnesota’s 50 Greatest Baseball Players is also available in a Kindle edition ($5.99).

You can purchase the book directly from us at https://brickpicklemedia.com/50greatest/ or from all major bookstores in print or ebook format.