Genre: Historical / Biographical / Sports Fiction

Publisher: William Morrow 

Date of Publication: October 2, 2018

Number of Pages: 240

 

 

ABOUT THE BOOK: A cross between Friday Night Lights and The Atomic City Girls, When The Men Were Gone is a debut historical novel based on the true story of Tylene Wilson, a woman in 1940s Texas who, in spite of extreme opposition, became a female football coach in order to keep her students from heading off to war.

Football is the heartbeat of Brownwood, Texas. Every Friday night for as long as assistant principal Tylene Wilson can remember, the entire town has gathered in the stands, cheering their boys on. Each September brings with it the hope of a good season and a sense of unity and optimism.

Now, the war has changed everything. Most of the Brownwood men over eighteen and under forty-five are off fighting, and in a small town the possibilities are limited. Could this mean a season without football? But no one counted on Tylene, who learned the game at her daddy’s knee. She knows more about it than most men, so she does the unthinkable, convincing the school to let her take on the job of coach.

Faced with extreme opposition by the press, the community, rival coaches, and referees -- and even the players themselves -- Tylene remains resolute. And when her boys rally around her, she leads the team -- and the town -- to a Friday night and a subsequent season they will never forget. 

Based on a true story, When the Men Were Gone is a powerful and vibrant novel of perseverance and personal courage.

 

CLICK TO PURCHASE

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WfKr6EOpJuo/XN282yO3xJI/AAAAAAAAObk/B0yeQkW1ZWAQxthXy2w4tNkpQqH4h2ubgCLcBGAs/s1600/add-to-goodreads-button31.png

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Marjorie Herrera Lewis is an award-winning sportswriter, named the first female Dallas Cowboys beat writer when she was with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She later joined the SportsDay staff of The Dallas Morning News, where she continued to cover the NFL and professional tennis. She is currently a contributing sportswriter for PressBoxDFW.com. 

 

While writing When the Men Were Gone, she became inspired to try her hand at coaching football herself and was added to the Texas Wesleyan University football coaching staff in December 2016. Marjorie has degrees from Arizona State University, The University of Texas in Arlington, Southern New Hampshire University, and certificates from Southern Methodist University, and Cornell University. She is married and has two grown daughters and one son-in-law.

WEBSITE    FACEBOOK   TWITTER   INSTAGRAM   YOUTUBE

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE   BOOKBUB

 

 

 

 

 

Click for direct links to each tour stop

6/18/19

Author Video

Hall Ways Blog

6/18/19

BONUS Review

StoreyBook Reviews

6/19/19

Review

That's What She's Reading

6/19/19

Review

Sydney Young, Stories

6/20/19

Excerpt

Texas Book Lover

6/21/19

Author Interview

Chapter Break Book Blog

6/21/19

Excerpt

Momma on the Rocks

6/22/19

Review

All the Ups and Downs

6/23/19

Review

Tangled in Text

6/23/19

Scrapbook Page

Rainy Days with Amanda

6/24/19

Playlist & BONUS Review

Reading by Moonlight

6/25/19

Review

#Bookish

6/25/19

Guest Post

Missus Gonzo

6/26/19

Review

The Clueless Gent

6/27/19

Review

Story Schmoozing Book Reviews

 

Giveaway ended June 28, 2019