I am a native of South Bend and graduated from Washington High School in 1965. After a long career in teaching and coaching, I have written a new book which is a coming of age story loosely based on basketball in South Bend during the early sixties. At that time, Washington had the greatest team that they have ever had (we lost to Fort Wayne North in the championship game of the Fort Wayne Semistate) and had a great rivalry with Central and Mike Warren among others. My book has been out only one day and did very well and actually has reached the top 600 of all of Amazon's sports fiction books on the first day of publication and is in the top 10% of all book that Amazon sells. I am obviously looking for some publicity for the book. I am attaching my Author's Link which tells you all about the book and gives you my biography. The book has a lot of twists, has a lot of basketball talk and strategy but it will also bring you to tears. I am very proud of it. Thanks so much and even if you can't help, I hope you read it. Those who have lived in South Bend a long time will appreciate it a lot. For those of you who need a basketball fix, this just might be it. Go Hoosiers!