If you thought a sports writer could only write about sports, I’ve got news for you. Veteran sports writer Paul Betit is cranking out some great novels. And the best news of all is this: he retired from the Portland Press Herald in November and can now devote even more time to writing these novels.
I just finished Paul’s first novel, Phu Bai. The novel is well written, a good story and compelling read. Honestly, I couldn’t put it down.
Normally, I am skeptical about self-published novels. They generally suffer from poor or no editing and are too long. All of us who write benefit from good editing. Paul’s first novel is just 214 pages long, easily consumed in a couple of evenings. But I do have to confess that it kept me up an hour beyond my normal bedtime the second evening, because I just had to find out how it ended.