A hearty welcome to the RiffelBooks website, the online home of author and journalist James R. Riffel.
Click the links above for information about the suspenseful UNDER FALSE PRETENSES, A COACH AT HEART, a novel of football and family, and the humorous baseball short story, THE TRADING DEADLINE, along with blog posts about the subject matter of the books — football, baseball and organized crime. Note that A COACH AT HEART has several “sub-pages” that add context to the story, so you can click the title for the novel’s main page or one of those additional pages in the drop-down menu.
On the blog page:
The FBI provided the mother of all reminders that corruption is rampant in college sports. Click here for my thoughts on the investigation.
The two college football programs that serve as settings for A COACH AT HEART will meet in San Diego on Saturday. Click here for a preview of the game, and a link to a previous post on how they have more in common than you’d think.
While much of what happened to George Steele, the main character in A COACH AT HEART, was the result of his father’s actions, it was his mother who made him the man he was. After the recent passing of my mother, I understand this dynamic even more than before.
Click the About page for more info about James R. Riffel and his writing.