Coming in November from Down & Out Books: SPLINTER CITY by Shawn Corridan and Gary Waid

Splinter City by Shawn Corridan and Gary Waid
Splinter City by Shawn Corridan and Gary Waid
TAMPA, Fla. - Aug. 28, 2018 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that SPLINTER CITY by Shawn Corridan and Gary Waid will be published on November 12, 2018 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


After nearly two decades in prison, high school gridiron great Dan Parrish returns to his hometown in rural Kansas with nothing more than a duffle bag and a desire to quietly get on with his life.

But picking up the pieces in a place where he was once revered isn't as easy as he hoped, especially for a convicted felon in the Bible Belt. And in no time Dan has landed squarely in the crosshairs of an old, high school nemesis, the unctuous Judge Rick Hunter who warns Dan to "leave Echo now or be sent back where you came from."

When Dan is offered a dream job—a coaching staff position with the Echo Junior College football team—he must decide between accepting the offer and risking his newfound freedom; or leaving Echo, tail between his legs, and breaking the promise he made to his dying father.

Meanwhile, Dan is falling fast for his college professor, a beautiful but enigmatic outsider who challenges him to stay in Echo. And in an odd twist of fate, Parrish's final decision results in an outcome that splashes his name and face across every county news outlet in Kansas, forcing the former star to face off against his two most formidable adversaries: his age and his checkered past.

Meet the authors …

SHAWN CORRIDAN grew up in the shadow of Cape Kennedy, his father a NASA engineer. A high school football star as well as a surfer, he attended the University of Hawaii on a football scholarship and for the opportunity to surf the North Shore. After graduation, he got married, traveled the globe, sailed the Caribbean, was rescued by the Coast Guard twice, wrote market research reports for Wall Street, and worked in pharmaceutical sales. Corridan also won the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest and is a member of the Writer's Guild. He divides his time between Los Angeles, Honolulu and Merritt Island, Florida.

Born a Navy brat in San Diego, GARY WAID has done almost everything there is to do in the water, from commercial fishing to operating tugboats to repairing yachts. He has also been a roofer, a carpenter, a musician, a tractor-trailer driver, a writer for magazines—as well as a guest in the federal prison system for smuggling marijuana. Waid lives in Cape Canaveral, Florida on a sail-boat with his wife, Patty, and their two dogs.

In its eighth year as an independent publisher of award-winning literary and crime fiction, Down & Out Books ( is based in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the book, to request a review copy of the book, or to inquire about an interview with the author, contact

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