Fast-Pitch Love centers on 17-year-old Jace Waldron, who is hopelessly attracted to new-girl-in-school Stephanie Thornapple. But star football player Carson Ealy is already her boyfriend -- and he doesn't tolerate rivals.
Jace's hopes rise when he discovers that "S.J. Thornapple" will be an assistant for the girls softball team his mom coaches. By volunteering to be an assistant coach, too, he can make his move on Stephanie after Carson leaves for an out-of-town job. Unfortunately for Jace, his plans go awry and soon he faces the double challenge of coaching a team of mischievous preteen girls and learning there is more to romance than physical attraction.
About Clay Cormany (Columbus, Ohio Author)
Clay Cormany is the author of two YA books. The first, Fast-Pitch Love, combines the angst and thrill of teenage romance with softball competition. His second book, The Bullybuster, examines not only the harm of bullying but also the consequences of revenge.
Before writing novels, Clay spent over 25 years as a writer and editor for Ohio’s State Board of Education. His creative work has appeared in several central Ohio publications, including the Columbus Dispatch and Spring Street, Columbus State Community College’s literary magazine. He has also edited numerous books, including a three-volume biography of Christopher Columbus and A Death Prolonged by Dr. Jeff Gordon, which received coverage in the New York Times and on PBS.
A lifelong resident of central Ohio, he currently serves as a speech tutor at Columbus State Community College and a committee member for the 1Girl Project, an initiative that develops the leadership potential of middle school and high school girls. He also supports literacy and arts programs, especially in his home community of Worthington.