Learning Lockups with Bateman

Learning Lockups with Bateman “Holy shit,” I thought as I watched the tall, beast of a man walk up to the Santino Bros. Wrestling Academy dojo. Even with half of his face covered by a black mask, I recognized him instantly. “That’s Tyler fucking Bateman.” As in THE Tyler Fucking Bateman of Ring of Honor fame. I had been watching him on the indies for years and had shed a few bittersweet tears of joy when he signed with ROH. I was of course happy for his success, but knew that meant

By |April 26th, 2021|Categories: Wrestling|0 Comments

Wrestling with Depression

Wrestling with Depression “The best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be.” When I reflect on my inspiration to write contemporary women’s sports fiction, these words, declared in a deep, raspy voice, loom large in my mind. This is the tagline for superstar wrestler Bret “The Hitman” Hart. He was my influence to not only take on this underrepresented genre but to become a writer. Growing up, I either wanted to be a writer or a veterinary nurse. Influenced by my family to pursue a “real career,” I made the choice

By |March 30th, 2021|Categories: Wrestling|Tags: , |0 Comments

Inspiring Reality Through Fiction