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The Cruiserweight: No holds barred on the wrestling circuit

L. Anne Carrington’s debut novel profiles life both in and out of sports entertainment’s spotlight.

PITTSBURGH, PA – December 17, 2010 – The Cruiserweight, the debut novel written by Pittsburgh area resident L. Anne Carrington, was released by UK-based independent publisher Night Publishing December 15 as part of books for holiday gift giving

“It’s a quirky story that very much fits what we are trying to achieve,” said Tim Roux, Night Publishing’s managing editor. “We just want good books made available to people who want to read other than formulaic blister-packed literary product.”

“I noticed a lot of non-fiction on the market about wrestling, but never recalled any related novels,” Ms. Carrington said in a recent interview. “I wanted to do something different from the mainstream romance that would stand out and be remembered.”

The book is described as “a punchy, romantic take on the wrestling world, where only some of the physical contact takes place in the ring. Sports journalist Karen Montgomery has been following for years the career of Brett Kerrigan, one of the smallest cruiserweight wrestlers in the business, and can recall in detail every bout he has ever fought, recognizing his outstanding skills as a wrestler and his intuitive flair for entertaining the crowd.”

The Cruiserweight is available on with sale prices of $12.99 for the paperback version and $4.99 on Kindle. offers additional ebook formats, including online and PalmDoc reading, for $1.99.

About L. Anne Carrington:

L. Anne Carrington is a writer whose previous work has covered topics from fiction to news stories, human interest features, and entertainment reviews. A descendant of silent film star Rubye De Remer and criminal justice reporter/detective magazine article writer/author James G. Baldwin, 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 weblog manager, weekly columnist/entertainment reporter, and acting as one of the literary agents on the website Authors On Show (, 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 Blog Talk Radio is planned for the near future.A nominee for the 2010 USA Network Characters Unite Awards, she was named a local division finalist in the cable television network’s annual event.

Her website is

Direct links for the book, in case site visitors want to find it:

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