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Monday, December 16, 2019

@QBConvention: Authors Panel Announced.

We are bringing back the authors panel back to the QBC. We haven't had one of these in years and felt it was time to bring it back. We have Brian Wright, Mark Healey, Erik Sherman, Michael Stahl, and Wayne Coffey all coming in to talk about the Mets and what is inside their books!

Brian Wright is the author The New York Mets All-Time All-Stars, which will be released in early March from Lyons Press and features a full roster of players, a manager, coaches, and a front office. He also wrote Mets in 10s: Best and Worst of an Amazin’ History, examining the team's highs and lows through a series of top-10 lists, and was managing editor for Met-rospectives, a publication from the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) which chronicles the greatest games in franchise history. You can follow Brian on Twitter (@BrianWright86) and Instagram (@bawright86).

Wayne Coffey, a former sportswriter for the New York Daily News, is the author of five New York Times bestsellers, and most recently, of the critically acclaimed They Said It Couldn't Be Done: The '69 Mets, New York City, And The Most Astounding Season in Baseball History (Crown Archetype), a book Gary Cohen called "a masterpiece."  He lives in the Hudson Valley and someday hopes to forgive Jimmy Qualls. 

Michael Stahl is a freelance writer raised and living in Astoria. He covers a wide range of topics, from the arts and culture to health to politics to business and beyond. His first book, Big Sexy: Bartolo Colón In His Own Words will be released by Abrams Books on April 21st. Follow him on Twitter @michaelrstahl, and visit his website

Erik Sherman is the author or co-author of six books on baseball, including two New York Times BestsellersAfter the Miracle: The Lasting Brotherhood of the ’69 Mets (Simon and Schuster) and Mookie: Life Beyond Baseball with the ’86 Mets (Berkley/Penguin).  His other works include: Kings of Queens: Life Beyond Baseball With the ’86 Mets (Berkley/Penguin), Out at Home: The Glenn Burke Story (Berkley/Penguin), which will soon be made into a major motion picture; Steve Blass: A Pirate for Life (Triumph); and Davey Johnson: My Wild Ride in Baseball and Beyond (Triumph). His books have been excerpted or reviewed by major newspapers and magazines—including The Wall Street JournalBoston GlobeNewsdayNew York PostThe Daily News, The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News—and he’s been interviewed on prominent radio networks including NPR, ESPN, CBS Radio, Mad Dog Sirius-XM Sports Radio and WFAN. His writing has appeared in numerous publications and he has contributed to baseball documentaries produced by ESPN, Comcast SportsNet and Root Sports.  As a baseball lecturer, his speaking engagements have included the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and the Yogi Berra Museum on the campus of Montclair State University.
Sherman is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston and blogs regularly at, on Twitter @byErikSherman and on Facebook at Erik Sherman Baseball.

Mark C. Healey is the author of Gotham Baseball: New York's All-Time Team, which will be released on April 6, 2020, by The History Press / Arcadia Publishing. Selecting from a pool of New York baseball teams past and present, Healey selects an all-time squad, position by position.  Filled with anecdotes and interviews with baseball greats, Gotham Baseball: New York's All-Time Team is a tribute to the best players from the greatest city in the world. The book features a foreword by best-selling author and baseball historian Marty Appel, illustrations by John Pennisi, the official artist of the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America, and a cover / uniform /logo design by award-winning graphic designer Todd Radom.

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