Contact: Mark Givens / 909-293-9270 /

an examination and reflection of teenage life in 1956 Pennsylvania.

Football by Don Skiles
Publication Date: August 20, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-938349-20-1
5.5x8.5, 520 pages
Suggested Retail Price: $25.00

a powerful character-driven tale using football as a framework in which to examine teenage life in 1956 Pennsylvania.

Claremont, CA – May 1, 2014 – On August 20, 2014, Pelekinesis will release Football by Don Skiles, a powerful character-driven examination of teenage life in Western Pennsylvania. This thoughtful story follows Larry Simmons through several life-changing events as 1957 looms on the horizon. Should he continue his athletic aspirations? Will he be inspired by more poetry? What does high school mean to him? And what is happening with Cameron Mitchell?

Football by Don Skiles will be released August 20th, 2014 by Pelekinesis and will be available through Small Press Distribution, Baker & Taylor, and Bertrams, and directly from the publisher's website.

The page at Pelekinesis for supplemental material is here:

For more information please contact Mark Givens at 909-293-9270 or

About the author

Don Skiles is the author of "Miss America and Other Stories", and "The James Dean Jacket Story". His work has appeared recently in Quaartsiluni, Snowmonkey, Silencedpress, MungBeing, and Chicago Quarterly Review. His poetry appears in three books from Viking Dog Press/Conehenge Studios (with the work of painter Claribel Cone): 18 Views of San Francisco, Sono Choushi! and Blue Rhapsody.

About the publisher

Pelekinesis is a small book publishing company focusing on the development of independent authors and artists by creatively embracing the evolving publishing paradigm and utilizing modern distribution platforms. Full catalog and press material can be found at


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