June 1, 2008

"Hockey Player for Life " w/Foreword by Keith Primeau

Howard Shapiro is a writer who's coming out with an early teens book about hockey. The foreword is written by former Flyer Keith Primeau. Howard emailed me the other day and asked me to help promote his book. Since I'm a fan of helping out kids, here's some information on his book, "Hockey Player for Life".

Friday, May 30, 2008 (Pittsburgh, PA) – In anticipation of the October 7th release date of Howard Shapiro's new book, 'Hockey Player For Life', Supersonic Storybook Productions (SSP) is very pleased to announce that the Foreword for the book is being written by former NHL great Keith Primeau and that a promo video utilizing the cutting edge 'speed painting' technique has been posted on Youtube. '

'Hockey Player For Life', an 88 page book, is the continuation or follow-up to last year's 'Hockey Days' and is aimed at 11 - 15 year olds. The story features the main character from 'Hockey Days', Tom Leonard who is now 13 years old, as he becomes his AA hockey team's 'can't miss kid.' Along the way to the NHL, Tom hits a few road bumps and it takes his best friend Terry Adamson, who is the team's worst player, and Tom's mom and dad to teach him what it means to be a hockey player for life.

'I'm really happy with the story,' said Howard Shapiro. 'It's done in flashback and it was a lot of fun to write it from the perspective of a 13 year old. To tap into those emotions and feelings wasn't too difficult since I remember those days vividly, as I think most people do. A friend who has read the book told me that even though he didn't play any sports in school, he could still relate to what Tom and Terry go through in the story. That meant a lot to me because even though it is a hockey-themed book, I think teens and adults will be able to relate and identify with the struggles that both Tom and Terry go through on and off the rink.'

'I am very honored to have the great Keith Primeau do the Foreword for the book. Having him do that means a tremendous amount to me and I cannot thank him enough. It was wonderful to work with Nico Di Mattia from Cordoba, Argentina who did the video. I gave him a storyboard and he ran with it and did a tremendous job. I highly encourage everyone to please check the video out. It's very cool!'

The 'Hockey Player For Life' video can be seen here:

For a sneak peek of 'Hockey Player For Life' and for further information, please log onto HowardShapiro.net

Contact Supersonic Storybook Productions at 866.520.4286 or send an email to howard.shapiro@hotmail.com

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