Charles City, Iowa – A former Iowan who’s authored a book about baseball and small town Iowa will be holding area meet and greets this weekend.
Tommy Murray wrote Father, Sons and the Holy Ghosts of Baseball will be speaking about his book at five Northeast Iowa locations tomorrow and Saturday. The stop includes the Charles City Library at 2 and the Marble Rock Library at 3 tomorrow.
Murray says he’ll be talking about his motivation to write the book. It took him 40 years to complete it because he doesn’t like writing, but one thing urged him to put pen to paper.
Those ghosts were seen at a church in Bancroft, Iowa, where the majority of the book takes place. Murray says he’s seen his father and grandfather there. He says those visions are because the book is based on the father/son dynamic in sports.
The tour ends in Bancroft where Murray will be speaking at the town fundraiser from 10 until 2.