Chili Dog MVP: Dick Allen, The ’72 White Sox and a Transforming Chicago, by David Fletcher, John Owens, and George Castle, was a runner up for this year’s Book of the Year Award for non-fiction. David Fletcher speaks about the book, story structure techniques and collaboration on a writing project.
Eckhartz Press best-sellingauthors David Fletcher and John Owens took home a well-deserved Honorable Mention at the Book of the Year Awards, sponsored by the Chicago Writers Association. The literary event of the year was held on January 21, 2023 atThe Book Cellar in Chicago.
Publishers Rick Kaempfer and David Stern of Eckhartz Press were on hand to receive the award, alongside authors David Fletcher and John Owens.
The “Home-Run” of all Chicago White Sox books…Chili Dog MVP: Dick Allen, The 1972 White Sox and a Transforming Chicago (Eckhartz Press, 2022) is an exceptionally well-written, intensively researched, thought-provoking, enlightening and professionally packaged treasure trove of baseball history.
The authors, John Owens and Dr. David J. Fletcher, truthfully did their “homework” on this one…conducting exhaustive research, first-hand interviews, extreme fact-checking and hour-upon-hour of historical research, resulting in a magnificent romp through a by-gone era, jam-packed with solid, reliable, scholarly research, presented in a highly entertaining and enjoyable format, enhanced by a myriad of historically significant photography.