Loading...

Writing for Sanity with Mike Reuther

Mike Reuther is a journalist by profession, but he never stops writing. Most mornings, before he heads to work at the daily newspaper, where he reports on government, politics, health care, crime, sports and general news, Mike works on his novels and self-help books. A non-nonsense and prolific writer, he has 18 books he’s self-published since 2011.

Mike ReutherHis fictional characters are complex characters who find themselves in difficult situations, often with the odds stacked against them. One of his most memorable characters is Homer Newbody, in the novel “Nothing Down: The Short Baseball Life of Homer Newbody.” A young man with amazing talent, Homer loves baseball. He tells a sportswriter he’d play for nothing, an off-hand comment that polarizes the people in his life. His fan base loves him for his honesty and down-home values; his teammates resent him for casting a negative light on their own salaries and motivations for playing. Toss in romance, a near-career-ending injury and a plot climax that finds Homer facing his own mortality, and you’ll soon learn why this novel became an Amazon bestseller.

Mike’s book is “Pitching for Sanity” a book about (you guessed it) man who seeks redemption through his love for baseball. Bill Barrister, who retired from a stressful career in the military, is riddled with anxiety, which prevents him from living a normal, happy life. He harkens to the zen of his teenage days as a baseball pitcher, and finds that it brings him peace. A free-spirited boyhood friend lures Bill on a cross-country road trip, and Bill embarks on a reluctant journey of self-discovery, and his past, pitching baseballs along the way.

Mike new book, “Fishing for Sanity,” finds another character who is experiencing a mid-life crisis, but this time he’s finding solace in fishing. Jack McAllister feels he has close to the perfect life in the mountains of Pennsylvania. This unconventional existence he’s carved out for himself amounts to fishing his beloved trout streams near his home with longtime pal Soothsayer, the wizened sage of the Green Spring Valley, and guiding angling clients. But his life is soon to change with the sudden appearance of a mayfly hatch and the unwanted change it brings. Soon, the Shad River and the whole remote Green Valley become a destination spot for too many fly-fishers and commercial interests. By the time, an intrepid reporter, a slick and fast-talking attorney, and a lovely magazine editor enter Jack’s life, things have become more than complicated.

You’ll also learn about Mike’s passion for writing, which stems from his love of books. He’s got a no-nonsense approach to writing and tries to fit writing into his daily routine. He counsels other writers to do the same in his fiction books, “Write the Darn Book,” How to Write a Book Without Going Crazy,” Writing Resumes, Making Money” “Fast Writing, Self-Publishing” “Freelance Writing for Beginners” and many more.

See Mike Reuther’s books on Amazon here >>>.

Thank You for Listening!

Ways to share your thoughts:

Ways to show your support:

Let’s talk books again next week!

Download the Audio File as an MP3

Want to listen on your own terms? Download the episode and take it with you.

Love to Write? Accept My Challenge!

Wholehearted Author Writing Sprint

Have even more fun when you accept the 21-Day Writing Sprint Challenge. This process is one I use every semester with my college students, so I know it can kickstart your creativity and introduce structure to your writing schedule.  Join today to access all of the free resources at Wholehearted Author.

Wholehearted Author Podcast with Robin Van Auken: Today's Guest

Mike Reuther

Listen to Mike Reuther discuss his work as a writer, author and journalist.

Wholehearted Author Podcast with Robin Van Auken: You'll Learn
  • Writing Schedules
  • Is there a Muse?
  • Journalism
  • Baseball
  • Pitching
Wholehearted Author Podcast with Robin Van Auken: Resources

Note: some of the resources on this page may be affiliate links, meaning I get paid a commission (at no extra cost to you) if you use that link to make a purchase.

Wholehearted Author Podcast with Robin Van Auken: License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Wholehearted Author is for you if you are …

  • Starting out as a writer and could use some guidance
  • Wanting to be inspired to create and publish your book
  • Looking for like-minded, happy people and helpful mentors
  • Hoping to turn your writing into a full-time, awesome career
  • New to the concept of “permission marketing” but willing to try
Send My Free Writing Resources
Wholehearted Author with Robin Van Auken

CATCH THE WEST WIND

Add WEST WIND to your library!

Because free writing resources from
Wholehearted Author are not enough!

If you love a good mystery, a romantic whodunit that will surprise you, then WEST WIND is a great addition to your ebook library.

West Wind is my third novel as an author of Contemporary Fiction, Suspense, Thriller, and Romance.  It’s FREE too, when you join my exclusive Readers Group. Members of the Readers Group receive free novels, invitations to read advance copies, as well as illustrated character profiles and behind-the-scenes articles about Eaton and its quirky residents.

Join today and download your free book, and as a special thank you, you’ll receive a SECOND FREE BOOK tomorrow! The giving goes on and on when you become my fan.

West Wind by Robin Van Auken
DOWNLOAD WEST WIND

Join my Circle of Authors & Writers

Writingsprint_mag_400

Join my Circle of Writers & Authors and receive six FREE writing resources. Your freebies include:

  1. 21-Day Writing Sprint Challenge
  2. Secrets of Success from 25 Bestselling Authors
  3. Time Management Grid System
  4. Self-Publishing Business Checklist
  5. A Useful Guide to Free Photos, Media & More
  6. Getting Published
Powered by ConvertKit

Comments

comments

About the Author:

I’m Robin Van Auken, an author, researcher and educator specializing in communications, the publishing industry, as well as cultural heritage projects. I teach at Lycoming College, and when I’m not teaching, I write. I’ve authored more than a dozen books, ranging from nonfiction history to fictional novels. I’m also a public archaeologist.
Learn more about my books projects on the web at: www.RobinVanAuken.com.
Learn more about my publishing industry projects on the web at: www.WholeheartedAuthor.com
Learn more about my archaeology projects on the web at: www.HandsOnHeritage.com