New Book: Roller Babes by Author: Tim Patten - Spotlights Women’s Issues in Roller Derby

Roller Babes Spotlights Women’s Issues in Roller Derby Competition Author Tim Patten Brings Past Roller Derby Experience into Roller Babes, Highlighting Women’s Derby League in the 1950s
LOS ANGELES - Jan. 6, 2016 - PRLog -- As a cross genre novel exemplifying women’s gender issues of society combined with a thrill seeking adventure of the Roller Derby sport, Tim Patten’s character Lottie Zimmerman morphs into a derby icon “The Little Lunatic” in his novel titled Roller Babes.

Weaving issues faced by women into scenarios including racial bias, sexuality, marriage, education and the role of the 50’s lifestyle female, Patten displays uncanny insight while the wheels of the pack roll around the rink, defining their contest as a sport worthy of competitive accolades of fan enjoyment.

Patten, instantly captivated by the sport when first exposed to it as a youngster, spent hours researching the slang of the vernacular used at the time within that culture.  He even engulfed himself in the sport for a number of years thus bringing first-hand knowledge to his writing.

“One primary idea when I interviewed the women who were alive, simply was to take the risk and the bumps in life that come along with taking a path that women were not supposed to take,” explained the author during a recent conversation with Pacific Book Review.  This granular knowledge is brought into his writing to add credibility and enjoyment only an insider is privileged to understand.

Roller Babes is an ideal release for this season’s gift giving, with a wide variety of reader audiences from young adult to historical buffs.

Further information can be viewed at the author’s website:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: I am writing my 4th book. I focus on American gender issues; women’s gay and men’s issues.  Tim Patten is a former professional roller derby skater and principle in Jam the documentary about the ARDL, a coed league. Tim skated banked track derby for twelve years from 1979 to 1992. Today he lives in San Francisco.

Title: Roller Babes
Author: Tim Patten
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 978-1-4917-8329-0 (sc), 978-1-4917-8328-3 (e)
Pages: 343
Genre: Fiction

Further information can be viewed at the author’s Facebook website:

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