I have authored both fiction and nonfiction books in a variety of genres, from true crime to romance. As a freelance writer, I often collaborate with people to help them write and publish their biographies and memoirs.
My new book, "The Goblin Pitcher" is now available in ebook and paperback formats. This fantasy/adventure book is intended for kids of all ages, especially those who love baseball.
What I'm really excited to announce regarding this fantasy/adventure book is that the jacketed hardcover edition will feature illustrations by 9-year-old Avery Palmer, a very talented young lady, as I'm sure you will agree.
The Goblin Pitcher tells the story of 11-year-old Jake Lupo, who loves baseball more than anything else but does not believe in his ability. Despite his father being a professional pitcher, Jake’s fear of failing has kept him from competing against other children. When his father, who has recently recovered from an injury, is invited to pitch for an independent team, the family moves to Pine Barrows, a far-flung forested mountain outpost. Jake is excited about his father’s chance at a comeback, but he soon learns that he’s not the only one in Pine Barrows who loves baseball. Goblins love to play baseball too, and Pine Barrows happens to be chock full of them. Then Jake discovers that the region is occupied by two factions of warring goblins.
Seeking to take control of the goblin kingdom, the leader of the evil goblins kidnaps Jake’s mother and bans baseball, a game which itself is a natural source of power for the goblins.
It turns out that Jake has a secret kinship with the legendary beings, and he is the only one who can save them, their kingdom, and his mother. However, Jake must believe in himself and play a winner-take-all game against the best goblin players in Pine Barrows.
For more information visit: https://www.thegoblinpitcher.com
Press and Media Mentions
- December, 2012. Providence Channel 12's The Rhode Show. Host Brendan Kirby asking author Paul Lonardo questions about his book, "Homegrown: The Making of the 1972-73 Providence College Friars"
- Paul Lonardo interview on E! with the McDonough family about Adam Leroy Lane, the serial killer that the family caught in their Chelmsford, MA home in 2007. E! true crime documentary "I survived a Serial Killer" first aired nationally in July 2013.