Lay-ups and Long Shots

Lay-ups and Long Shots
112 Pages
Darby Creek / Lerner
ISBN 978-1581960785

This collection of short stories revolves around sports, but each tale focuses primarily on character growth and change. Sports include basketball, BMX, golf, kayaking, running, ping-pong, surfing and soccer.

My contribution is called "Amazing Dirt Girl Rides Again" and involves a competitive dirt-biker choosing between her sport and her social life.

In this anthology I'm honored to be writing alongside the likes of Dorian Cirrone, David Lubar, Joseph Bruchac, Terry Trueman, and others.

CS Perryess

About CS Perryess (San Luis Obispo, California Author)

CS Perryess

After decades of loving his job teaching middle school, CS Perryess now spends his time writing, revising, editing, and revising some more. He writes for "tween" readers in that elusive spot toward the later end of middle grade and the earlier end of young adult. Though his novel-length manuscripts haven't found publishing homes yet, he's had good success with short stories (READ Magazine, Pangolin Papers, Eureka Literary Magazine, Highlights for Children, Short Story, and a few anthologies).

CS Perryess also narrates and produces audiobooks for Audible and enjoys helping out at events run by SLO NightWriters and Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators.

In addition, he posts a weekly article about etymologies, anagrams, word puzzles or some other word-based foolishness at Wordmonger (his blog -

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