Great news for us from Publishers Weekly:
This week we have two notable deals with major league ball players. In the first, Michael Hamilton, editor-in-chief of Kensington's Citadel Press, signed pitcher Dirk Hayhurst to a two-book deal, continuing a standing relationship the imprint has with the Toronto Blue Jays reliever. Hayhurst's first book, the memoir The Bullpen Gospels, was published by Citadel in April and details his time in the minors. The first book in the new deal, Forty Days and Forty Nights, picks up where Gospels left off and chronicles Hayhurst's tumultuous 2008, his first year as a major leaguer and as a new husband. The second book, Strike Out the Devil, will offer Hayhurst's unique take on being a professional ball player and a devout Christian. Hamilton took world rights to the books from agent Jason Yarn at Paradigm; Forty Days is scheduled for 2012 and Strike Out for 2013.
I can't wait.