THE ROOKIE, a hard-hitting, bone-crunching YA sports/scifi coming-of-age story.
Set in a lethal pro football league 700 years in the future, THE ROOKIE is a story that combines the intense gridiron action of “The Blindside” with the space opera style of “Star Wars” and the criminal underworld of “The Godfather.”
Aliens and humans alike play positions based on physiology, creating receivers that jump 25 feet into the air, linemen that bench-press 1,200 pounds, and linebackers that literally want to eat you. Organized crime runs every franchise, games are fixed and rival players are assassinated.
Follow the story of Quentin Barnes, a 19-year-old quarterback prodigy that has been raised all his life to hate, and kill, those aliens. Quentin must deal with his racism and learn to lead, or he’ll wind up just another stat in the column marked “killed on the field.”
GALACTIC FOOTBALL LEAGUE SERIES:
- THE ROOKIE
- THE STARTER
- THE ALL-PRO
- THE MVP
- THE CHAMPION (coming September 2014)
GALACTIC FOOTBALL LEAGUE SERIES NOVELLAS:
- THE REPORTER (co-written with Campbell Award Winner Mur Lafferty)
- THE DETECTIVE (co-written with Matt Wallace)
- TITLE FIGHT (co-written with Matt Wallace)
- THE RIDER (co-written with Paul E. Cooley) (coming Winter 2014)
- THE GANGSTER (co-written with Nathan Lowell) (coming Spring 2015)