News and Events

November 22, 2013, Review in Criterion, April 2013.

September 22, 2013 Martin Rowe and Evander Lomke signed and sold (special 1/2 price!) copies of Right Off the Bat at the Brooklyn Book Festival, Booth 72. We talked about all the latest doings (and there are plenty) in the worlds of cricket and baseball. Publisher Paul Dry was also on hand, Booth 174, to get in on the fun.

June 1, 2013, from 10 a.m. to question mark (all day), we will be talking cricket and baseball, signing (and selling) copies of Right Off the Bat, at the Carroll Park Fair, located in the park on the south side of President Street, between Smith and Court Streets, Brooklyn. We look forward to meeting you!

Wednesdays in May, 6 p.m., Our March 20, 2013, talk before At Home on the Sound is being broadcast five times over Channel 75, LMCTV (Larchmont Mamaroneck Community Television). Our sincere thanks go to producer Eileen Mason for recording our event.

Wednesday March 20, 2013 Martin and Evander talked baseball and cricket at Saints John and Paul Church in Larchmont. Our thanks to At Home on the Sound for hosting our PowerPoint presentation; to everyone who bought a copy of our book and supported our project; and to Eileen Mason of LMC-TV for filming “The Right Off the Bat Show.” (March 20 would have been the 100th birthday of Evander’s father.)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013, opening reception at 6:00 p.m. CANCELED DUE TO EXPECTED STORM “SATURN”; When rescheduled, Martin and Evander will present a PowerPoint slide show, talking baseball and cricket, beginning at 6:45: The Coffee House, 20 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. Come and bowl us a few googlies—or pitch a curveball or two!

Thursday, November 8, 2012, at 7 p.m., Evander and Martin talked baseball cricket and baseball at Bergino Baseball Clubhouse, 67 E 11 St, New York NY 10003. Our thanks to Jay Goldberg and everyone who helped make the evening a success. We signed and sold eight (Yogi Berra’s number!) copies of Right Off the Bat!

Sunday, September 23, 2012, Martin and Evander juggled cricket balls and baseballs, and simultaneously even signed and sold seven (Mickey Mantle’s number!) copies of Right Off the Bat at the Brooklyn Book Festival.

April 24, 2012, Martin was interviewed by Barry Nicholls, host of Australia’s ABC Grandstand “Giving It 110%.” This 11-minute interview is posted here.

February 22, 2012, 6:00 p.m., a reception for Jim Tully, by Paul J. Bauer and Mark Dawidziak, as well as for Right Off the Bat, was hosted by Newsday columnist and political strategist Michael D. Dawidziak. Special thanks go to Pamela J. Greene and Mike Dawidziak for their generosity; to David Bianculli of “Fresh Air,” to Fred Kohlhepp, and to Paul and Mark for an enchanted evening.

January 3, 2012, sportswriter and commentator Ron Kaplan reviews Right Off the Bat.

October 12 to October 16, 2011, Right Off the Bat and Paul Dry Books were well represented at the Frankfurt Book Fair, availing ourselves for partnership with a U.K. and/or Commonwealth co-publisher. As of September 2012, we are represented to the Commonwealth and rest of the world by literary agent Kevin Moran.

September 18, 2011, Martin and Evander appeared at the stand of our publisher, Paul Dry Books, as well as with Lantern, at the Brooklyn Book Festival. Paul Dry Books was excellently located at Booth 129. Lantern was a little farther from the madding crowd, at 51. The weather was, decidedly, crisp and World Series-like. We thank everyone who bought a copy of our book (about a dozen of you), all that showed mild or keen interest in the parallel worlds of cricket and baseball, as well as the arrangers of this fine, annual end-of-summer festival.

August 24, 2011, The Kansas City Public Library scheduled a lecture and conversation with co-author Martin Rowe. The talk was held at the Kansas City Public (Central) Library. Some fifty interested individuals attended. The questions were all excellent. Ten copies of the book were sold. Our thanks go to the organizers of this talk and to all participants.

August 17, 2011, Right Off the Bat receives its first notice, rated Five Stars (*****) on Amazon! Thank you, Midwest Book Review.

July 16, 2011, Independent booksellers Half Moon of Kingston, New York, and Inquiring Minds of New Paltz, New York, hosted signing events for Right Off the Bat at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., respectively. We thank these fine booksellers for their hospitality and for supporting independent book publishing.

July 7, 2011, BookCourt 7 p.m., we read, sold, and signed 55 copies of Right Off the Bat! We thank all those who came from as far away as Switzerland, Canada, Milwaukee, and even…midtown Manhattan. We also thank BookCourt for hosting this event, which included a presentation of the fine work of the New York Yankees official team photographer, James Petrozzello. See our short video of this event!

May 25, 2011, We signed 75 copies of Right Off the Bat for the book trade at BookExpo America at the Jacob Javits Center on May 25, 2011, Booth #3533 (Steiner Books), noon to one p.m. See our video on


4 Responses to News and Events

  1. Pingback: It’s Almost Here | Right Off the Bat

  2. Using art as fundraiser for Bryan Stow and to bridge the divide between the Giants and Dodgers. Can you please contact me? The one major work is at the Staten Island Children’s Museum: a sculpture of the Shot Heard ‘Round the World” baseball game. My name is Mary O’Donnell, organizationn is MOD Arts.

  3. I bought the book ( an I am a cricket playing person) but often I come upon Americaan friend son my fb 😛 who think of cricket as a insect :P. I think cricket in America and in Germany have as associated go quite a similar story even if the fall of america was bigger than German’s in that case. (as I don’t know if you are aware of the but the German football association (DFB) was founded as the German football and cricket assoication and there were lots of cricket fields in Germany. Unfortunately within the wars things were so golden for cricket(or for anything in that matter ) and with footballs growing popularity the one of cricket sank, and cricket fields were turned into football fields. ANyway thanks to the British bases in Germany cricket had a future again after the war and especially since the 80s it is on a rising branch again. Many of our club may still be comprimised by overseas and british players but the Germans(even if most of them are particularly anglophile) come more onto it. (my small city club(Hamburg has 4 cricket clubs) we have gained 4 Germans over the last season, which is a record number and in fact we are the most cosmopolitan of the clubs around as we have and had players from everywhere in varying degrees .)

    • In “Right Off the Bat,” which is now available as an audio book, we were keen to detail the international dimension of cricket and baseball. In short, there should be no surprise to learn Hamburg supports four cricket teams. Thank you for following out Web site and Right Off the Bat project.

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