Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
5:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
Blue Willow Bookshop presents Mike Lupica Wednesday, September 25, 5:00 p.m. Mike Lupica will discuss and sign his new novel for kids, QB 1.In QB 1, Jake Cullen is a freshman quarterback playing high school football in the high-pressure land of Friday Night Lights (Texas). He is also the brother of Wyatt Cullen, who quarterbacked his team to the Texas State Championship last season--not to mention the son of former NFL quarterback and local legend, Troy Cullen. To be a Cullen in Texas is to be royalty . . . and a quarterback. All of which leaves 14-year-old Jake in a Texas-sized shadow, a tall order for any boy, especially one who's merely a freshman.While his teammates assume the starting job will be handed to Jake on a silver platter, the truth is that he has to fight for every snap and every ounce of respect. Jake may be a Cullen and he may play quarterback, but he is not his brother or his father. Being a good teammate comes naturally to Jake; being a winner and a celebrity does not. He's just like every other boy--awkward around a pretty girl, in awe of his famous family, and desperate to simultaneously blend in and cast his own shadow.Inspired by the real-life Manning family of quarterbacks (father Archie, Super Bowl-winning sons Peyton and Eli) and set amid the football-crazy culture of Texas immortalized in Friday Night Lights, QB 1 is a coming-of-age story perfect for the fan of MILLION-DOLLAR THROW, HEAT, and of course FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS.About the Author:Mike Lupica is the author of multiple bestselling books for young readers, including HEAT, TRAVEL TEAM, MILLION-DOLLAR THROW, and THE UNDERDOGS. He has carved out a niche as the sporting world's finest storyteller. Mike lives in Connecticut with his wife and their four children. When not writing novels, Mike writes for New York's "Daily News, " appears on ESPN's "The Sports Reporters "and hosts "The Mike Lupica Show "on ESPN Radio.You can visit Mike at www.mikelupicabooks.com.