Welcome Indie Writer Allen Schatz & A coupon offer for his debut novel


Game 7: Dead Ball – in PRINT!

Indie Writer Allen Schatz is pleased to announce the launch of the print version of his debut novel!

The eBook version has been rated 4- & 5-stars at Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, and more…

“Allen Schatz, in his first novel, has proven a welcome newcomer to an overcrowded thriller market sadly diluted with average ho-hum fare… I would highly recommend this book to any thriller fan who is tired of the same old mediocre drivel that is plaguing our bookshelves… Schatz has proven he belongs in the writing game…”

“You might expect a mystery involving a baseball umpire in the World Series to center on fixing games. Schatz happily has chosen to go in a less obvious direction… Game 7 has a huge cast of characters – it is to Schatz’s credit as a writer that they’re reasonably easy to keep straight… If you like baseball and thrillers, Game 7: Dead Ball is a must read…”

“Simply put, it’s a fun, entertaining book that I would recommend for anyone’s summer reading list.”

Order your copy of the book beginning July 1 at: https://www.createspace.com/3619727

Additional sales outlets, including Amazon.com, will follow in the coming weeks.

For all the latest news visit www.allenschatz.com – you can also follow Allen on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AllenSchatzWriting or on Twitter (@raschatz).

Click here to read Allen’s Interview, he shares a recipe and gives blog commentators a coupon for his book….

Selena: What part was the most fun in researching your book?

Allen: The most fun was probably looking into aspects of professional umpiring. There was a day when going to one of the umpire schools mentioned in the book was on my list of things to do, but circumstances didn’t allow for that to happen. I think another fun part was pulling together some of the details of locations used. The Internet has tools that can put you ON any street in the world it seems. I knew a lot of sites first-hand already, but the tools gave me the ability to add in exactness (used fictitiously of course!).

Selena: If you were to assign a song to your protagonist, what song would it be?

Allen: Confusion – by Electric Light Orchestra — ‘Marshall Connors’ has plenty of it during the story.

Selena: You’re on a desert Island for 48 days, you’re given the choice of one book, one beverage and one snack food, what would they be?

Allen: Beverage = water (All other drinks can wait until I’m rescued. I need to still be alive when that happens.)
Snack food = Haribo Gummi Bears (The mega bag. Best. Candy. Ever.)
Book = War and Peace (I’ve never read it; I hear it’s pretty good.)

Allen’s Recipe for Tilapia

I got this from a blog: “In the Kitchen with Stacey” (http://shauska.wordpress.com) — it is for Tilapia, but I tweaked it slightly to lower fat, etc.


1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup softened butter (I use low salt and/or lite)
3 tablespoons mayonnaise (I use olive oil mayo)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon celery salt
2 pounds tilapia fillets (this is flexible; I’ve done it with 2 fillets and 4 fillets)
Olive oil


Set oven to broil
In small mixing bowl, combine ingredients (EXCEPT for Olive oil). Mix well and set aside.
Arrange fillets in single layer in broil-safe baking dish. Brush with olive oil (or spray).
Broil fish for 2 – 3 minutes (if thicker cuts, go toward 3).
Flip fish and broil for 2 minutes (again, if thick, add a few seconds to it).
Remove pan and cover top of fillets with the Parmesan mixture.
Broil for another 2 minutes OR until the topping is browned and fish flakes easily with a fork.

Pair it with whatever you like; we always do rice and a veggie.

COUPON for all the blog commentators:

10% off coupon for CreateSpace eStore > code SG4Z85JL at https://www.createspace.com/3619727

Thank you, Allen. Good luck with the launch of your book.


Please check out my new pages on the blog, one lists all my  recipes and one lists the recipes of different authors. Happy Cooking!

Until next time……………

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