A Reason to Run


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$18.99  $17.66
Rootstock Publishing
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.64 inches | 0.8 pounds
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About the Author

Mike Magluilo is a writer and recovering finance professional, father of three and husband of one. He enjoys clean living and dirty jokes and loves old dogs and small gestures. He grew up in the Chicago suburbs where he had the best summer job in the world as a golf caddie. Mike rediscovered an early love of writing as a way to share life lessons with his sons who, it turns out, enjoy stories more than speeches. Mike's work has appeared in Zig Zag Lit Mag, Cold Lake Anthology, and Flash Fiction Magazine. His story "The Golden Boy" took first prize in Flash Fiction Magazine's summer 2023 writing contest. Mike currently lives in Vermont with his family. A Reason to Run is his first novel. Follow him at MikeMagluilo.com.


"A gripping, highly nostalgic dive into a decade and a high school sport."

-Kirkus Reviews

"A Reason to Run is a captivating coming-of-age story that transports readers back to the 1980s with its vivid blend of music, nostalgia, and youthful exuberance...a thrilling and inspiring tale that captures a specific moment in time with incredible accuracy and heart. A must-read for anyone who loves a good underdog story!"

-Erik Lindsay, screenwriter of American Pie: The Naked Mile, American Pie: Beta House, and Last Call

"Mike Magluilo's novel navigates the challenges of family, friendship, and aspirations while underscoring the spirit of resiliency and repair. Exceptionally well-written with characters that are complex, flawed, and very human, A Reason to Run flows effortlessly and clearly to a finish line that is as exhilarating as the races run by its main character. There's much to love about this book, and much that will remain with readers long after the final page is turned."

-Greg Fields, award-winning author of Through the Waters and the Wild