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  • The World Series has shown the world what a big Cubs fan Bill Murray is. To celebrate last night's win, Robert Schnakenberg, author of The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray, has rounded up ten big bad sports facts about the legend himself.

  • Kid Athletes by David Stabler and Doogie Horner only $3.99

  • Bring on the summer sports! Here at Quirk Books, we’re fantasizing about our own favorite athletes--the fictional ones. Without further ado – and an imaginary opening ceremony – here are the athletes of our literary dreams.

  • All of us have wanted to transport to the fantastical, fictional places portrayed in our favorite books. Backpacking through Europe has nothing on these locations.

  • Clear eyes. Full hearts. Can't lose (my page in this book). 

    With autumn comes crisp winds, seasonal hot beverages, and the fiery frenzy of football season. Now the realms of literature and NFL football don't collide often—one notable exception being the Baltimore Ravens, who are named after Edgar Allen Poe's famous poem. Inspired by this fact, we thought, what if it was the other way around? What if novels took their cues from NFL team names? Here's what happens when you bring novels and the NFL to the line of scrimmage: 

  • I just won my Fantasy Football League. First time ever, though I’ve played for five years. (Thank you, Andrew Luck and DeMarco Murray!) I watch football every Sunday; I go to at least one Philadelphia Eagles game per year; I think the NFL RedZone Channel is amazing; and when I have a babysitter, I head to a bar for Monday Night Football. Yes, I’m a woman. And it turns out I’m not alone.

    According to recent articles in The Washington Post and Bloomberg Businessweek, women make up 45 percent of the NFL’s more than 150 million American fans.

    Between 2009 and 2013, female NFL viewership grew 26 percent. And in just 2013, fantasy football leagues included 6.4 million women, a 10 percent jump from 2012.

    Yet, it is surprisingly hard to find football books geared toward women. Seriously. When I started writing this blog, I immediately thought of two books: Catching Jordan and Dairy Queen. But I write YA, so I figured that explained why teen books were front and center in my mind. There must be tons of adult novels featuring female characters who love football, right? Wrong.

    So if you’re a chick and you love football, please take a glance at the list below. I hope I save you some time digging through the bookshelves. And if you’re a football-loving writer looking for the concept of a new book—well, I think I’ve found an untapped niche.


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