Book Tours: Starter Day Party for Saving Babe Ruth


I’m hosting the starter day party today for the book tour for literary fction / thriller / sports “Saving Babe Ruth”. The tour runs from July 21 to September 21.

Tour Schedule

July 21st: Starter Day Party @ I Heart Reading

July 23rd: Guest Post @ Please Pass The Books

July 25th: Author Interview @ The Single Librarian

July 27th: Character Interview @ 365 Days of Reading

July 30th: Guest Post @ Undercover Book Reviews

August 3rd: Character Interview @ The Book Daily

August 7th: Guest Post @ Indie Impressions

August 9th: Author Interview @ Cassidy Crimson’s Blog

August 13th: Guest Post @ Hollow Readers

August 15th: Author Interview @ Book About

August 17th: Author Interview and Book Review @ Alicia’s World of Pages

August 20th: Author Interview @ Solafide Publishing

August 23rd: Character Interview @ Bookaholic Ramblings

August 25th: Guest Post @ Bedazzled Reading

August 27th: Author Interview @ Indy Book Fairy

August 29th: Guest Post @ I’m an Eclectic Reader

August 31st: Book Review @ I Heart Reading

September 4th: Author Interview @ BooksChatter

September 7th: Guest Post @ Books are Forever

September 9th: Book Review @ Reviews by Cat

September 11th: Guest Post @ Bookish Madness

September 13th: Book Review and Guest Post @ A Fold in the Spine

September 15th: Guest Post @ Editor Charlene’s Blog

September 17th : Book Review and Giveaway @ Puddletown Reviews

September 19th: Author Interview @ Majanka’s Blog

September 20th: Book Review @ A Virtual Hobby Store and Coffee Haus

September 21st: Guest Post @ Nat’s Book Nook


About The Book

SavingBabeRuthBookCover423x648Title: Saving Babe Ruth

Author: Tom Swyers

Genre: Literary Fiction / Thriller / Sports

Based on a true story, Saving Babe Ruth is an award-winning novel about a family headed by David Thompson, a burned-out lawyer and Civil War buff. When he learns that the town’s youth baseball league is going to fold, David’s love for the sport and for his son, Christy, inspire him to try to save it for the boys in town. David puts his fading career on hold as he struggles to resurrect this dream while at the same time trying to salvage his marriage to his wife, Annie.

Though Christy and Annie want to see him save the league, David finds himself in way over his head; the more he passionately tries to save it, the more he ends up hurting Christy and Annie. It’s a catch-22 that leaves his family wounded and David lost, wedged between his desire to revive the league so he can live with himself, and the desire to heal his family so they can live with him.

When David starts to keep secrets from Annie to satisfy these desires, he weaves a web of deceit that further fractures the family. At the same time, the town wrestles to keep its own secrets under wraps while it almost bursts with people leading double lives. They want David and the league to fail, and they’ll stop at nothing to get what they want, even if they have to go through Christy and Annie to get it.

With the help of Johnny McFadden–a newfound friend who’s addicted to baseball–David concocts a plan to defend the league and his family. The pair will have to navigate through a maze of backroom politics, corruption, scandal and crime that extends to the professional sports world. David will have to call upon all of his legal and survival skills to try and turn things around.

Saving Babe Ruth is also the inspiring story about a baseball team full of teenage outcasts struggling to believe in themselves. When the time is right, they’ll face the prospect of having to fight crazy with crazy to save baseball for themselves, their town and beyond.

The novel reveals the underbelly of youth sports that’s hurting communities nationwide today, but readers and reviewers say you don’t have to be a fan of baseball or sports to enjoy the story. Its themes, including one of community responsibility, are beginning to resonate. The story is so powerful that one of the nation’s leading professional sports agents has threatened a lawsuit over the book. The novel has even caused one town to come to a standstill to hold an emergency board meeting over it. Watch this trailer video to learn more about how Saving Babe Ruth came to life.

New York Times bestselling author Margot Livesey says Swyers “has created a man for all seasons” in David Thompson and calls Saving Babe Ruth “an absorbing and compulsively readable novel.”

Saving Babe Ruth is the winner of a number of accolades including the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Book Award for “Best First Book: Fiction.”

If you like fast-paced and humor-laced stories, don’t miss this family’s fight to stay together as it confronts a youth sports underworld loaded with captivating characters.

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Author Bio

TomSwyersProfileAward-winning author Tom Swyers first had an audience on the edge of their seat (and the girls giggling) when his play, The Great Train Robbery, made its debut in the seventh grade.

After high school, he worked his way through some of the best colleges in the country. Employed in a variety of jobs ranging from a late-night convenience store clerk to a fine jewelry salesperson, Tom eventually graduated from college and then worked his way through law school in the caverns of Wall Street.

Since then, he’s studied at the New York State Summer Writer’s Institute at Skidmore College. He’s also a member of both the Authors Guild and the Hudson Valley Writers Guild.

Along the way, he married his high school sweetheart and raised a family. With that came baseball, but that’s another story (Saving Babe Ruth). Tom is also an award-winning youth sports advocate.

When he isn’t writing or reading, Tom is usually running (literally) away from trouble on the back roads of Upstate, New York where he lives with his family and two cats (really two dogs working undercover).

Saving Babe Ruth is his first novel and these are some of the awards it has received:

  • Gold Winner, “Best First Book: Fiction,” 2015 Independent Book Publishers Association’s Benjamin Franklin Book Awards.
  • Silver Winner, “Best Popular Fiction,” 2015 Independent Book Publisher Association’s Benjamin Franklin Book Awards.
  • Reader Views, “Best Regional Fiction 2014/2015: Northeast.”
  • Finalist, “Best New Fiction,” 2014 USA Best Book Awards.


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