Thursday, November 25, 2010

ALL THAT COUNTS #75 in Kindle Sports!

All That Counts is currently #75 in the Fiction/Sports category on Kindle! 

With hockey in full swing, treat yourself to a novel about the blue collar players who pay to play recreational hockey.  If you love the sport, this book is chock full of all that is glorious about hockey.  If you're new to the sport, the story is told in a way that helps you discover the finer points of the'll even understand icing by the time you're finished!

All That Counts is also available as a paperback from Gray Dog Press.

Monday, August 9, 2010

ALL THAT COUNTS eBook on Amazon!

If you're looking for a Kindle version of All That Counts, it is now available on Amazon. Here are the three reviews about the book that are posted there:

"I thoroughly enjoyed All THAT COUNTS. Colorful story telling around the adult recreational hockey scene, which many know has as much to do with life & friendship as it does about the actual game. Anybody who has ever played hockey, or would like to, will love this book."

"I read Frank Scalise's book 'All That Counts' because I'd met him and enjoyed our conversation, not because I'm a hockey fan. I was pleasantly surprised by how good it is, even for someone like me who had no interest in the game. The characters are so real that it feels as though I'm following friends through the season from game to game. The book flows beautifully, is well written, is funny at times, and held my interest from beginning to end. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of one of his "River City" novels!"

"I don't know much about hockey, at least I didn't when I first read "All That Counts" but I know a lot about life, love and changes while we search for what it is in this world that really matters. This is a great novel about just that, a man searching for all that counts through a new adventure. He moves from skating out as a hockey player to the overwhelming challenge of becoming a goalie. This a an entertaining read about friendship, adversity and overcoming obstacles, as Graham discovers 'All That Counts' in his life."

If you haven't read "ALL THAT COUNTS" yet, you can now get the eBook version for just $2.99 at Amazon or at in any format.  The paperback is still available through Gray Dog Press or any book outlet.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Ebook version of ALL THAT COUNTS available!

If you're in to eBooks, All That Counts is now availabe in all formats. You can get it from Smashwords or virtually any other outlet (Sony, B&N, etc.). The Kindle version is available only at Smashwords, but it'll be up on Amazon soon, too.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Well, All That Counts is finally up on Amazon. This should make it easier for people anywhere to purchase the book.

For some reason, the cover art isn't posted yet, but I've got an email into the publisher about that. Meanwhile, if you've read the book and would be willing to do a review on Amazon, that would help a lot.

Thanks in advance.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Weekend Appearance

I'll be at the Heads Up Tournament at Eagles Ice-a-Rena this Saturday from 8 AM to 12 PM, signing copies of All That Counts!

If you haven't got a chance to pick up your copy yet, this would be a great time.

Hope to see you there!


P.S. Let's go, Flyers!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Get Ye to the Library!

All That Counts is now available at the Spokane County Library! So if you're a borrower, please give it a whirl!

More Author Appearances

If you're looking for a signed copy, I'll be making a couple of appearances next month in support of All That Counts:

Saturday, April 3rd at Eagles Ice-a-Rena (6321 N. Addison) from 9 AM - 2 PM (Northwest Classic Tournament)

Saturday, April 17th at Eagles Ice-a-Rena (6321 N. Addison) from 8 AM - 12 PM (Heads Up Tournament)

In addition to that, please check my River City blog for appearances I'll be making in support of my River City crime series. The link is to the left of the page.

Come on out and say hey!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Busy Author Week

I'll be pretty active this week in the book arena, making the following appearances in support of All That Counts:

March 6 (Saturday) at Hastings on 29th from 4-7 PM

March 7 (Sunday) at Hastings in Coeur d'Alene from 12-3 PM

March 10 (Wednesday) at Auntie's Bookstore at 7 PM

I will be signing copies and chatting at all three events. Auntie's will feature a reading and a Q & A segment as well. It's a lot of fun.

I'll be appearing elsewhere later in the month and at several hockey tournaments at Eagles Ice-a-Rena at the end of March and in April, so keep an eye out for me!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the ALL THAT COUNTS release party yesterday at Halletts Riverwalk. It was a great chance to see people, drink coffee, eat chocolate and sign some books!

Next up, I'll be appearing on February 27th at the Hastings out on Sullivan Rd. I'll be signing copies there from 4 - 7 PM. So if you missed the release party, you can catch up to me there.

A complete, up to date appearance schedule is available on my website under 'Appearances':

Again, thanks to those who made the scene -- it was a blast, and I appreciate it.

Also, anyone who reads ALL THAT COUNTS, feel free to email me with your thoughts on the book. You can hit me on Facebook or at Either one works for me. I'm especially interested in knowing if you're a hockey aficionado or a newcomer to the sport, and if the book worked for you given that knowledge level. If you're a hockey person, was it sophisticated enough? If you're a newcomer, was it accessible and easy to understand.

I walked that fine line when writing the I'm curious if I was at all successful!


Friday, February 19, 2010

Release Party Tomorrow! (Saturday, Feb 20th)

Tomorrow is the release party for All That Counts. The party will be at Halletts Riverwalk (1003 E. Trent) from 12-4 PM. I'll be there, signing copies and chatting. Hope you can make it!

If not, here are the other book signings I'll be appearing at -- see my January 27 post just below!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

ALL THAT COUNTS Now Available for Pre-Order!

All That Counts is now available for pre-order from Gray Dog Press!

The release date is February 23rd, but you can order your copy today!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Author Appearances

Here are some appearances dates I'll be making in support of All That Counts:

February 20th: Book Release Party @ Hallett's Riverwalk (1003 E. Trent) from 12-4 PM

February 27th: Hastings on Sullivan, 4-7 PM

March 6th: Hastings on 29th, 4-7 PM

March 7th: Coeur d'Alene Hastings, 12-3 PM

March 10th: Auntie's Bookstore, 7 PM

March 25th: Coeur d'Alene library, 6-8 PM

And more to come!

(I'll be be making some appearances at Eagles Ice-Arena during the Old Timers tourney March 26-28, the Northwest Classic from April 2-4 and the Heads Up tourney from April 16-18...the last of which I'm probably playing in, too! The exact times to be determined but Travis Knoles at the pro shop will be carrying ALL THAT COUNTS).

If any of these dates or times are near you, I hope you'll come by, say hello and pick up your copy of All That Counts!

Monday, January 18, 2010


Here's the cover for my forthcoming novel, All That Counts.

The design is by the Editor-in-Chief of Gray Dog Press, Russ Davis. The action image below is an edited version of a photo by Gary Peterson.

All That Counts will be released February 23, 2010 from Gray Dog Press. The release party is Saturday, February 20 at Hallett's Riverwalk (1003 E. Trent) from 12-4.

If you come to the release party, you can get a copy of the book ahead of the street date...and a signed copy, at that! There will be refreshments and good companionship, so come on down!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Author Appearance

I will be at Borders (9980 N. Newport Hwy) on Jan 23, 2010 from 12-2 PM for a local author event. Come say hello!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Book Release Party!

It's official. My novel, All That Counts, will be released on Tuesday, February 23rd. There will be a release party the previous Saturday, February 20th.

The release party (from 12-4 PM) will be at Hallette's Riverwalk (the chocolate company), located at 1003 E. Trent. The location is an awesome coffee shop. There will be refreshments available, including some Hallette's chocolate.

Copies of All That Counts will be available. So come on down, stay for a bit, have a drink, eat some chocolate and get your copy days before they hit the bookshelves! And, if you want, I'll gladly sign your copy!

Hope to see you there!

All That Counts release party
February 20, 2009
12-4 PM
1003 E. Trent

Thursday, January 7, 2010

SpokeWrite Winter issue!

My hockey-related story, "Vancouver Dreams," has been published in the Winter issue of SpokeWrite, a local journal of writing and arts.

"Vancouver Dreams" is about an ex-college goaltender who gets a shot at the pros thanks to the NHL lockout. It is a little bit of revisionist history, since the lockout ended differently in the real world than in this story, but let's just call that poetic license, okay? :-)

In addition to my fiction, there is an interview about me in this issue. There is also some other great fiction, poetry, essays and photographs, all from regional artists and writers.

SpokeWrite is published by Gray Dog Press, who is also publishing my novel, All That Counts, due out in February.