Sharon Traner Releases a New Favorite Sport Fiction

Wisconsin, USA – WEBWIRE

A story of persistence, self-discovery, and the drive to achieve the impossible, “Texas Ice” might just be a new favorite Zero-To-Hero book.

There have been many sport fictions written about basketball, football, baseball, and all the other famous sports, but not a lot about hockey. Sharon Traner has channeled her knowledge, love, and reverence for the game to write a compelling story about the sport, having spent over 35 years watching her sons and grandsons play the game. That is why she dedicated the book to them as well as the dozens of parents, coaches, and players of the local Milwaukee youth hockey organization who, in her own words, taught her the fun, joy, and beauty of the game.

“Texas Ice” revolves around Jake, a fifteen-year-old runaway from West Texas. He thought he didn’t care about anything until he found himself hiding under the bleachers of an ice arena in northern Wisconsin. There, he discovers hockey. He is mesmerized by the shimmering perfection of the ice and the power and beauty of the game. For the first time in his life, he finds himself wanting to commit to something important, yearning to belong.

The downside—he knows nothing about the sport. He has no money, no place to live, no idea how to skate, and is a alone with secrets to hide.

The upside—he will stop at nothing to achieve his dream.

Join Jake in his mission to belong to something meaningful.

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“Texas Ice”

Author: Sharon Traner

Publisher: Outskirts Press

Published Date: October 30, 2020

Book Genre: Sports, Genre Fiction

About the Author

Sharon is a retired nurse, mother of eight, and grandmother of twelve who has spent over thirty-five years sitting in far-flung, upper Midwest ice rinks, watching her sons and grandsons play the game of hockey. This novel is a labor of love, dedicated to the players, coaches, and countless parents who troop through snow, sleet, and ice storms to get their kids to the arena on time. However, she has endeavored to make this book more than a “hockey story.” It’s a novel that encompasses teenage highs and lows, their insecurities and fears, the joy of triumphs, and bitter despair of self-doubt. She hopes you enjoy her efforts.