The following press release was passed on to Wrestleview:

Pittsburgh Author Steps in Literary Ring With Wrestling Novel

Paperback to be released in early 2011; electronic and online reader versions now available.


PITTSBURGH, PA–What happens when two people from different worlds who never knew each other prior to one fateful meeting, yet a common interest brings them together?

It’s a question L. Anne Carrington answers in her novel, The Cruiserweight, (461 pp. Night Publishing, 2011 – Paperback Version), which won an Honorable Mention for Best Book – Misc. Sports, and Ms. Carrington named Best New Sports Author in Paparazzi Publishing’s 2010 Sports Theme Book Awards.

“The book combines wrestling with romance. Brett Kerrigan and Karen Montgomery aren’t the average novel main characters,” Ms. Carrington says. “There is ‘wrestler’ Brett that the public sees, but readers will also get a look at the human side of him. Cocky and arrogant in the ring, away from the spotlight, Brett is a kind-hearted man with anxiety problems which are only calmed by marijuana use. He’s frustrated with his status in a major wrestling company until he’s released from his talent contract. He’s uneasy around women, except for those who are his friends or the occasional one-night stand. Karen is a plus sized woman seventeen years older than Brett, and a sports journalist whose focus is on wrestling. She’s been a fan of his for years and even wrote a feature on Brett, which earned her an award. They meet a year after Karen’s feature is printed, become fast friends, and their relationship emerges from there. In between, readers learn of the ups and downs in each of Brett’s and Karen’s respective careers and personal lives.”

Author Stacey Danson, who wrote Dudes Down Under and the acclaimed biography Empty Chairs, offered her insight about The Cruiserweight:

“The pacing in this doesn’t let up, enjoyed the read again as I refreshed my memory of Brett and Karen…and the heat generated. A look into the world of wrestling, unfamiliar and made intriguing with the help of Carrington’s creative gift, this deserves to be right on top, exactly as it should be.”

BookBuzzr Marketing Technologies CEO Vikram Narayan featured the promotional book trailer for The Cruiserweight on the September 13, 2010 Official BookBuzzr blog entry , An Example of a Good Book Trailer. Narayan states that “The music [in the book trailer] matches the mood of the book and is likely to appeal to it’s target demographic (mostly sporty young men and some women.)*does an admirable job of describing the story in just a few short sentences. I personally loved it [the book], probably because I’m among the target audience.”

The Cruiserweight was released on Smashwords October 1, 2010 in both e-reader (Kindle, Sony Reader, Palm reading devices, and Stanza reader), and online reading (JavaScript, HTML, PDF, and Plain Text) versions. To purchase a download, go to https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/5954.

About The Author:

L. Anne Carrington is a writer whose previous work has covered topics from fiction to news stories, human interest features, and entertainment reviews. She wrote The Wrestling Babe internet column for seven years, is a former music reviewer for Indie Music Stop, and pens several other works which appears in both print and Web media. One of her recent freelance articles, An Overview of Causes of Hearing Loss and Deafness, was licensed by Internet Broadcasting, the leading provider of Web sites, content and advertising revenue solutions to the largest and most successful media companies.

One of Ms. Carrington’s current projects is multitasking as web log manager, weekly columnist/entertainment reporter, and acting as one of the literary agents on the website Authors On Show (www.authorsonshow.com), giving encouragement to unpublished authors. Since its May 2010 launch, the website been viewed in more than 70 countries around the world, including publishers such as Penguin Books and major literary agents.

Ms. Carrington resides in the Pittsburgh, PA area, where she continues to write and appeared as a guest blogger for sites such as Slush Pile Reader and Paparazzi Publishing. Plans to host a show on BlogTalkRadio and developing a jewelry line based on her novel are underway for the near future.

She is also available for speaking engagements and personal appearances, which may be booked via Models and Talent Management by either phoning 412. 715.1693 or emailing
dawn@mtnational.com.

Her official website is http://www.lannecarrington.com