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James Bailey

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How much do you want to know? Here’s the About the Author that ran in my first novel, The Greatest Show on Dirt:

James Bailey worked for the Durham Bulls for three seasons, from 1990-92. He later spent six years covering minor league baseball for Baseball America magazine. He reviews books for Baseball America, and is an annual contributor to Lindy’s Fantasy Baseball magazine. He lives in Rochester, N.Y., with his wife Jill and son Grant.


That doesn’t really tell the whole story, though, does it? If you took the trouble to come to this page, maybe you want to know more. (Maybe you don’t, in which case, feel free to keep on moving.) Here goes …

I grew up in Seattle, spent nearly 10 years in North Carolina, and have lived in Rochester, N.Y., sin
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James Bailey Tracey, there will be a third book, at which point it will become a proper trilogy. I've been working on another book in the meantime, but to be hones…moreTracey, there will be a third book, at which point it will become a proper trilogy. I've been working on another book in the meantime, but to be honest, Jason was more fun to write and I look forward to getting back to his messed-up family again. In the meantime, please help spread the word. I had more fun writing the JVO books than anything else I've written, but to this point they haven't found as large an audience as I had hoped they would.(less)
James Bailey I find the harder I try to think of a way to resolve a chapter (or start one), the more blocked I get. I do some of my most productive thinking while …moreI find the harder I try to think of a way to resolve a chapter (or start one), the more blocked I get. I do some of my most productive thinking while doing mundane tasks like washing the dishes or mowing the lawn. My mind is churning away subconsciously on whatever scene or character I'm struggling with, and if I just let it work without stressing over the details they seem to work themselves out and come to me.(less)
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Pretty in Pink scratches the ol' nostalgia itch

Thanks to Covid, I've wound up with a rare bit of time on my hands the past couple of days. I keep finding myself on the couch, remote in hand, wondering what to watch to kill off some time. Some nostalgic person on my Twitter timeline planted a seed Thursday afternoon with a post about the Pretty in Pink soundtrack.

I hadn't seen the movie since it came out back in 1986. I was a junior in high

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James Douglas wrote: "I like the title, The Greatest Show on Dirt."

Thanks. It comes from a slogan on a sign at the old ballpark. Not unique to Durham, but it was in use there at the time my book is set.


Douglas Boter I like the title, The Greatest Show on Dirt.


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