Every teenager will face a life-altering crossroads when they struggle to do what’s right in the face of steep pressure to do wrong.
For Author Brian Gibson of Akron, Ohio, this becomes a personal message in his debut novel Extra Innings, The Diamond Thieves.
Diamond Thieves is the first of three fictional books in his Extra Innings trilogy that chronicles the teenage lives of identical twin brothers Jimmy and Billy McGee. The twins who, along with an entertaining cast of friends, are being challenged by their arch enemies for exclusive domain over their neighborhood baseball diamond.
Set in the late 1940’s Mississippi, the twins and their friends must deal with a very adult ethical conflict: in the face of opposition from the town and their rivals, should they allow their best friend and team spark plug, who is black, to play in the deciding game?
The Diamond Thieves conveys a strong unfiltered message about morals during a period in history when racism was still a way of life in small-town southern communities.
‘My goal with the Extra Innings trilogy, as a whole, was to tell a story in a way that’s never been told before,’ said Gibson who goes by the pen name B.W. Gibson. ‘I feel like I have accomplished that.’
Gibson’s vivid writing style will take you back to the sights, sounds and even smells of this emotional Cold War period in Southern U.S. history.
In Book 3 of the Extra Innings trilogy (A Hero Among Thieves) one of the twin brothers attends Ole Miss and plays for the Rebels. Gibson has done an impressive amount of research to capture the university’s campus layout and campus life at this point in time.
Extra Innings: The Diamond Thieves is AVAILABLE NOW ONLINE at Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com. The author’s blog site has a direct link to these locations at www.bwgibson.net. Get Your Copy TODAY!!
E-Readers can get their copy at Kindle.com. You can also follow B.W. Gibson on TWITTER @ BrianWGibson
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