Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Pitch By Linda J. Lord

The Pitch
By Linda J. Lord
Publication Date: November 2009
Retail price: $15.00 plus taxes
ISBN # 978-1-4401-7453-7

About The Book:
Linda draws on her experience as a soccer
mom to create a fictionalized business book. In it she tells
the story of Liz, a struggling single mother whose business
is in steady decline. She relates the concepts learned at her
son’s soccer practices to turn her business around, but in
her effort to save her business, has she lost her son?

About The Author:
As a professional resource to individuals and groups, Linda provides training and experiences that enable busy people to make a living and have a life by getting to know themselves and being able to make better choices based on who and what matters most to them. Linda presents in her own individual and insightful way. She talks business, psychology, sociology, and faith whether in one-person performances, productions, or the written word.
Linda has been self-employed for 13 years and presenting to audiences for more than 21 years. Graduate of CoachU training program and Corporate Coach U Facilitator’s Clinic, Linda is founding member and supporting member of CoachVille; member of ICF, and founder of

My Review:
Informative - Insightful - Original
Who would have thought that sitting in the right place at sporting events could have a powerful effect on your business, and maybe even your parenting skills. This is a great read for multiple reasons. For one, a realistic picture of life as a single mom raising a son and trying to keep a business afloat at the same time. What I appreciated most was the truths Liz discovered and how she kept digging until she reached the real foundation of her problems. The Pitch is 130 pages of reasonable and applicable sports savvy that when applied to real life, just might work for you.

  Giveaway - The Pitch

Linda J. Lord is also doing a fun giveaway in conjunction with her blog tour. Here's how it works:

Prize 1: 1 $50.00 Amazon gift card
Prize 2: 2 $25.00 Amazon gift cards
Prize 3: 2 copies of The Pitch

You will need to leave a comment (10 entries) or answer my soccer contest questions (25 entries) on my site. Or on any of the participating tour stop sites on the scheduled tour date to enter. And to finish off your entry, leave your email address in the post or send a message to
The questions are (1) name 3 soccer rules, and (2) name 3 soccer positions.
One dollar from the sale of each book goes to the Hemophilia Society of Ontario, South Western Ontario Region.
Purchase copies of The Pitch from Amazon
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Good for 300 entries per book you purchase by using the links above. Email your receipt to Not valid on past purchases.

The Pitch Tour Schedule
May 9-Book Review and book giveaway at
Between the Pages
May 10-Interviewed and book giveaway at
Chitlit Club
May 11-Interviewed and book giveaway at
Reading At The Beach
May 12- Interviewed and book giveaway at
May 12-Interviewed on
Moms Empowering Moms Show
May 17-Interviewed and book giveaway at
The Cajun Book Lady
May 18-Interviewed on
The Renee Bobb Show
May 19-Interviewed on
The Business Woman
May 19-Interviewed on
The Chris Treece Show
May 20-Book Review at
May 24-Book Review and book giveaway at
May 25-Book Review at
The Book Guru 

May 26-Guest Blogger at The Life Success Mindset
June 2-Interviewed on Book That Author Radio


  1. Your book sound very interesting. Sending you an emails with anwsers to your questions. Thank you for being here and the giveaway.
    Sue Brandes

  2. The book looks interesting.

  3. I played for 20 years, my son is a 2 time State soccer champion, but the real hero is my 5 foot tall even (ZERO inches) daughter who barely weighs 100 lbs: NINE-TIME state champion, scored the winning goal in her last 2 state championships, club team ranked no. 10 in the nation, high school team ranked no. 15 in the nation, 2004 South Carolina player of the year, deemed by her coach "the engine of the team." It's not the size of the dog--and it's not even about the championships--but rather it's what it all says about the size of the fight in the dog!

    I definitely see the parallels: I get Liz (& Linda)!!!!


  4. I always like sports books that make references to business. Regarding your questions:

    3- Rules

    1) Off-sides
    2) Both feet on the ground when you make inbound throw.

    3- Positions

    Goalie, Forward, Sweeper
    3) Only person who can use hands is the goalie.

  5. As a a person that has been self employed for most of my life I do see similarity with life struggle.... and the outcome... well done Linda!

  6. I’ve enjoyed looking over your blog. I came across it through another blog I follow, and I’m glad I did. I am now a follower of yours as well. Feel free to look over my blog and perhaps become one as well.

  7. (Positions)
    1. Defenders
    2. Forwards
    3. Goalkeepers.

    1. A player cannot touch the ball twice in a row when putting the ball in play.
    2. A throw-in is taken when the ball crosses a sideline and leaves the field. The two basic soccer rules for a proper throw-in are to have both feet on the ground and to throw the ball with both hands over the head.
    3. Goalkeepers cannot pick up a pass that came directly from one of their teammates. In this case, the goalkeeper must use his feet.