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 www.RightOffTheBatBook.com.