Author and songwriter Jack Polidoro compares the two crafts:

"I think novels are just an extension of song," he said, adding that he found writing a book to be quite easy. "There’s characters in a novel or a movie or a play or in written word. It’s the same principle — there’s story to tell whether it’s writing songs or writing novels."

"Folk ballads are like little stories," he said. "The song paints a picture and the novel paints a picture."

(This is an excerpt from an article written by Krista Marrs for Citizen Online in Laconia, NH.)


Reginald “Lefty” Sanford, a famed Negro Leagues baseball player dies and is frozen in a cryonics facility in Arizona against his will. Jonathan Bishop of Mizaronics is fired after revealing a catastrophic event that occurred during Sanford’s preservation. Rachel Geary, a Phoenix reporter and Wesley Thomas Washington, a noted baseball biographer, champion the efforts to expose Reggie’s “frozen casket of absurdity,” ironically with the advocacy of Red Sox icon, Ted Williams.

“Reggie” Sanford is a pawn in this medical “chiller” that questions life and death and the finality of one's remains. Sabotage and abduction elicit a love story akin to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.
This novel will appeal to baseball fans (both Negro League and MLB) and “medical” mystery fans as well.

This just may be Polidoro's best yet!

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The press has already started to create a buzz about this latest J.P. Polidoro work.
Also, check out these excellent reviews of the book by Phil Riske of the Arizona Capital Times and by Russ Cohen at