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see, I had a lovely site for the better part of ten years, but all the coding (not to mention my photo) became wildly outdated, so I decided to start over.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. I do, however have news:

SWING Has Just Been Released in Paperback.
It’s available now from Amazon HERE, and by mid-January will also be available by request from your favorite local bookstore.

If you’d like signed copies for yourself or to give as gifts, just go to the Contact tab above and send me an email telling me how you’d like it (or them) made out. I’ll send you a PayPal invoice and get them in the mail to you as soon as they are available. $15 per signed copy, plus shipping.

SWING cover“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 also still buy Swing everywhere ebooks are sold, including here: BUY SWING

Thanks for stopping. Enjoy what little is here, and stop back soon for more.