Category Archives: Fontana
My just-published article for Outsports imagines the impact of a real-life Ricky Fontana. I describe how my novel—or an actual gay ballplayer—could expose the weakness of some bad ideas just as a clever pitcher cuts down his opponent. Stupidity strikes out. This article arrives on the cusp of trying times for baseball. In a few [...]
An enthusiastic review from Out in Print: “Crisply written and well-paced, Fontana has a reckless, threatening atmosphere as if the whole thing might explode at any minute… Martino drives this story with relentless determination.” Read the whole thing if you like feeling good about me feeling good.
My novel is now available for purchase at the links below: Click here to buy the paperback. Click here to download an e-book. There’s also a Kindle edition available if you click here. If you enjoy the novel, I’d be grateful if you’d consider writing a review on Amazon, Goodreads, or B&N.com. Thanks very much [...]
He’s been waiting. He thinks about the arrival every day as he aims a tennis ball at the square painted on the side of the garage. His classmates call him funny. His father looks at him askance. He knows he’s different, but he can’t explain why because he’s nine years old. He’s also too young [...]
Welcome to the home of baseball’s second integration. My novel, Fontana, imagines the arrival of the first openly gay baseball superstar. Bold Strokes Books will publish the novel in July 2012. I hope you’ll explore this site and follow me on Facebook or Google+ to learn more about the book. Here, we’ll also have a [...]