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Chip Scarinzi

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Chip Scarinzi is an award-winning communications executive by trade and a dyed-in-the-wool baseball fan at heart. A lifelong Philadelphia sports fan, he lives with his wife and two young daughters in the shadow of the Oakland Coliseum in nearby Alameda, Calif. Diehards is the manifestation of his own passion for sports and a desire to understand why he and his tribe care so much about games. He is an Athletics season ticket holder, member of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and spends most of his free time at the ballpark.

Ghosts is his first novel.

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Chip Scarinzi That's a great question, Anish! The best advice that I could give you as a writer would be to do exactly that: just write. Determine why you want to…moreThat's a great question, Anish! The best advice that I could give you as a writer would be to do exactly that: just write. Determine why you want to write, what interests you, and then put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). Like with anything new, sometimes it's hard to find the time/motivation/discipline to get started. So if you can carve out some time in your day to write anything at all, the creative exercise might inspire you to follow a certain path... you might come upon a topic that really interests you and that you want to see through to the end. I'm just about done with the manuscript for my third book and it was actually the creative exercise of using a writing prompt notebook with unrelated prompts that served as the catalyst for this latest book. It wasn't even that one of the prompts was related to the new book, but rather, the process of writing rustled up the creative energy that led to the idea. Then, I just wrote and wrote and wrote, everyday until it was done!
You asked a second question there regarding keeping current reading trends in mind. If you mean how people are reading, then yes, definitely think about how readers might want to consume your work. But if you mean choosing a topic to write about based on trends, while I suppose you can do that, I've never really thought about my books in that way. I wrote "Diehards" because sport is a topic I'm passionate about and the material, the root causes and impacts of sports fandom, was something about which I was curious. I thought other people might be interested in a book that blended personal stories of fans with expert insights - a mix of soul and science, you can say. With "Ghosts," I wanted to write a book centered on characters who might cause readers to become emotionally invested in their stories. I don't know if it qualifies as a trend, but I think in the suspense genre, it's a good thing if readers care about what happens to your characters! Thanks again for the great questions!(less)
Chip Scarinzi Hi, Tyler! The short answer is yes, I am a Raiders fan. However, my love is spit between two teams, as I am a diehard, lifelong Eagles fan. I grew up…moreHi, Tyler! The short answer is yes, I am a Raiders fan. However, my love is spit between two teams, as I am a diehard, lifelong Eagles fan. I grew up in Central N.J., so have rooted for Philadelphia sports teams my entire life. Now that I live just a few miles from the Raiders' home stadium (until they move to Vegas, of course), my attachment to the silver and black has grown through the years. Part of it is the sense of community I feel when I'm in that stadium with fans and the friendships that have blossomed over Raiders talk. Also, it's in the familiarity with the players - it doesn't take long to feel invested in their success since they're representing my home area. You mentioned that you used to live in Oakland - have you gravitated in any way to the team nearest to your new location in addition to your longtime favorite team? Or are you still exclusively focused on the Raiders? When I wrote "Diehards," one of the people I interviewed commented, "you have to remember where your feet are." Nothing will ever lessen my love of Philly teams, but I am definitely attached to Oakland in a big way - the A's above all others, btw.(less)
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Last month, I watched the Super Bowl the old-fashioned way: on a television screen in my living room. However, that wasn’t the case for all viewers. In fact, TV viewership dipped to a seven-year low as more and more fans chose one of many live streaming options to consume the biggest football game of the year. The same trend continued with the 2018 Winter Olympics, which saw TV ratings slip by... Read more of this blog post »
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