NEWS: Currently available as an ebook only, SWING will be released in paperback no later than mid-December.

Well, this is embarrassing. You’ve come all this way, and I’m “Under Construction.” You see, I had a lovely site for the better part of ten years, but all the coding (not to mention my photo) became wildly outdated, so I decided to start over. I probably could have picked a better time than the release of my third novel, but there you go. Writers are famously disorganized, and I am not an exception.

Here’s what a few really good writers have said about Swing. That’s worth something, right?

SWING cover“Narrator Henry Graham asks his writing students, ‘But what does it taste like?’ Philip Beard’s Swing is a novel to be savored.” –Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants and Ape House

“Like Chad Harbaugh in The Art of Fielding, Philip Beard uses baseball as a lens to view love and loss. Swing is a generous, heartfelt novel filled with imperfect characters worth loving, and a valentine to Pittsburgh and the great Pirate teams of Maz and Clemente.” –Stewart O’Nan, award-winning author of Faithful and Emily Alone

“An exquisite novel so real you watch it rather than read it. Masterful, erotic and poignant, Swing is a movie waiting to happen.” –Tish Cohen, bestselling author of Inside Out Girl and The Search Angel 

You can buy Swing everywhere ebooks are sold, including here: BUY SWING

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