To the Bookstore: Golf writer Michael Bamberger very kindly endorses my novel
Christmas arrived early at Wee Egg Mon Publishing's worldwide domination headquarters. I just received an email from esteemed golf writer Michael Bamberger letting me know that not only did he read Machrihanish -- my debut novel -- but he enjoyed it. A lot.
Bamberger is perhaps best known as a staff writer for Sports Illustrated. His work can also be found on Golf.com. And he's the author of several books, including the wonderful To The Linksland and the George Plimpton-inspired debut title The Green Road Home.
Here's what he had to say about my wee story:
"Dan Miller's Machrihanish is spirited and transporting. Bobby Jones once said that 'there is golf -- and tournament golf. And they are not at all the same thing.' Well, Miller doubles down on that insight. Reading his novel, you realize again that there is golf and there is Scottish golf, and they are not at all the same thing. I downed this book in one straight shot! Thank you for writing it, sir -- and nicely played!"
As the locals would say, I am thoroughly chuffed and even more grateful. Emails like that have a way of putting the wind back in your sails.
If you'd like to know what the fuss is all about, just click here.