Mark Reasoners New Novel Depicts Professional Athletes Career Struggle - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Mark Reasoners New Novel Depicts Professional Athletes Career Struggle


This article was originally distributed via PRWeb. PRWeb, WorldNow and this Site make no warranties or representations in connection therewith.


One Last Kickoff targets readers facing significant life changes, National Football League aficionados.

Neptune Beach, Fla. (PRWEB) August 21, 2014

For the 30th straight year, professional football is the most popular sport in the U.S., according to a 2014 Harris Poll. Author Mark Reasoner appeals to this large audience, as well as anyone who has ever faced a significant life change, in his new novel, One Last Kickoff (published by Abbott Press).

Set primarily in Indianapolis, One Last Kickoff follows the fictional happenings in the life of professional football place-kicker Matt Ridgeway of the Indianapolis Colts. Matt has been the kicker for the Colts for 20 years and is nearing the end of his career he just doesnt know it yet.

When the Colts pick up a star college place-kicker in the second round of the National Football League draft, the young upstart is ready to displace Matt, but Matt doesnt have a plan for his future. Despite a wife waiting in the wings ready to take over his life and a job offer from his father-in-law, Matt doesnt know what to do; for Matt, football is life its all hes ever known.

Reasoner spends time relating some history of football and giving details of Matts past, which gives the reader an appreciation of where Matts been before getting into his current struggles. This same appreciation of where hes been ends up helping Matt cope with where he might be going.

What happens when youve done only one thing in life and cant do it anymore? Reasoner asks. Though set in professional football, this book is really about coming to the end of a career and a mid-life change. All of us face change and the end of something. We all face figuring out what comes next.

One Last Kickoff
By Mark Reasoner
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 206 pages | ISBN 9781458216458
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 206 pages | ISBN 9781458216434
E-Book | 206 pages | ISBN 9781458216441
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Mark Reasoner is a Hoosier by birth, a teacher by profession and a storyteller by nature. His work has appeared in Folio Weekly, The DeKalb Literary Arts Journal and the short story collection Snowbird Christmas: Volume Two. He lives and writes in Neptune Beach, Florida, but is still a Colts fan.

Abbott Press, a division of Writers Digest the oldest and most respected publisher devoted to the education and advancement of writers is an indie-publishing imprint dedicated to helping writers bring their literary vision to print. Author Solutions, LLC, a leader in indie book publishing, will fulfill publishing, sales, and marketing services for Abbott Press. For more information, or to begin publishing a book today, log on to or call 866-697-5310.

For the original version on PRWeb visit:

Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact