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Author Book Signings to Benefit Childhood Leukemia Foundation

On Saturday, September 10, 2011, Kirk Marty (aka Kirk Grossman) will sign copies of his baseball fantasy novel, The Longest Walk, at Bank of Book Bookstore, 748 E. Main St., Ventura, CA, from 11 a.m. to noon. And on Saturday, October 1, 2011, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Kirk will be signing at Mrs. Fig’s Bookworm, 93 E. Daily Dr., Camarillo, CA.

The Longest Walk realizes every baseball fan’s ultimate fantasy: seeing the greatest players of all time play when it really counts. Boozy minor league hitting instructor, Don Ogilvie, bargains to trade his life for that of his best friend, Roberto, a terminally ill 7-year-old. But first the dodgy coach must win an other-World(ly) Series by managing a team of ‘dead’ Hall of Famers against Death’s powerful squad.

The book’s plot is based in part on the famous story of Babe Ruth hitting a home run to help an injured child. The Longest Walk and Kirk Marty are associated with Childhood Leukemia Foundation ( and Kirk is donating 10% of net book sales to this nationally recognized non-profit charity. Meet the author, get an autographed book and support this most worthy cause.

Amazon readers have been lavish in their praise of The Longest Walk. Having received unanimous five-star rankings, one reader summed it up this way: “The Longest Walk is original, engaging, heart-warming, memorable and pure baseball.” And another: “Mr. Marty doesn’t cut any corners with his easy reading and entertaining work even for those not familiar with baseball.” Don’t miss out on the fun, magic and drama.

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