Offside available in trade paperback

Pentucket Publishing is delighted to release Offside,  David H. Hendrickson’s latest novel, in a very attractive trade paperback edition. This follows the December release of the electronic edition.




Offside released for e-books

Pentucket Publishing is proud to release David H. Hendrickson’s latest novel, Offside, in all electronic formats. The paper version will become available in early January.


Officially, this is a Young Adult title because its hero is a teenager and the content is age-appropriate for readers 14 and up, but the same adult readers who loved Hendrickson’s previous YA title, Cracking the Ice, will love this one, too.

Offside is truly a story for all ages.

“Rabbit” Labelle loves football, but the tiny, rural Maine town where he lives isn’t big enough to support a team. After his father moves the family to the big, bad city, Rabbit finally gets his chance to play the sport he loves the most, but he must also confront the dangers of “Lynn, Lynn, City of Sin.” Since it’s 1967 and cities are torn by racial turmoil, this includes his father’s greatest fear: “the Negroes.”

Rabbit, who’d been the most popular kid in Plainfield, Maine, struggles to make friends and wonders if he’ll even survive.

Only football can save him.

Find Offside here: KindleNookKobo, and Smashwords. $5.99

Body Check released in electronic formats

Body Check, the new romance novel by bestselling author D.H. Hendrickson, is now available in most electronic formats.

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Sportswriter Olivia Turnbull covers the Blades, Boston’s professional hockey team. She’d never break the taboo against dating one of the players. The temptation never even crosses her mind.

Until, that is, the Blades trade for Chad Finnegan. She and Chad enjoyed a torrid love affair during their college days and when he arrives, one look dooms them both.

Their love breaks all the rules, but the forbidden fruit tastes too sweet until they learn that it could cost them everything.

Body Check provides an insider’s view of newspapers, sports writing, and hockey, but most of all, it tells a captivating tale of star-crossed lovers.

Available on Kindle, NOOK, Kobo, Smashwords, and other formats. $5.99

A trade paperback edition is forthcoming.

Bubba Goes for Broke now in trade paperback

Bubba Goes for Broke, the hilarious sex comedy/crime caper by David Bawdy, is now available in trade paperback for the first time.  It retails for $15.99. Contact us at for volume discounts.

For personalized copies, contact the author at (David Bawdy is a pen name of his).

New edition of Bubba Goes for Broke

A new electronic edition of David Bawdy’s hilarious novel Bubba Goes for Broke has been released on all sites.  This version offers several improvements and corrections.

Additionally, a trade paperback will be released before the end of the month.  This will mark the first appearance of the title in a paper edition.

Three new stories available

Three humorous David H. Hendrickson short stories are now available in all the leading e-book formats.  They are each available as lead titles with the other two included as bonus stories.

Can Devin Patrick O’Donnell spend St. Patrick’s Day barhopping with a leprechaun without so much as touching a drop of the spirits? The leprechaun has offered a pot of gold. How hard can it be?

At a small town casino in Oregon, Icepick Louie tells all the bumpkins how minor league they are. He bets twenty large they can’t name a thing that can top its counterpart back in Boston. Since people who accept challenges from Icepick Louie often wind up with busted kneecaps, he can barely control his laughter when a scrawny geek with thick glasses speaks up and proposes Flo’s clam chowder.

Olivia loves her books. They fill every shelf, are stacked high on every floor, and have taken over every room. Her boyfriend Charlie can hardly see the TV. And oh yeah, Olivia would rather read than talk to him. What’s Charlie to do? Give her an ultimatum? She can pick him or the books? Probably not a good idea.

“Tiffany” now a bestseller for seven months

“Tiffany Gets Her Boobs” by David Bawdy has now spent seven months on the Kindle Humor and Short Story bestseller lists (free download category).   This prequel to his novel Bubba Goes for Broke earned a great endorsement months ago from USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathyrn Rusch.

 ” ‘Tiffany’ works beautifully, and by the end of the story, I had fallen in love with this savvy, determined, and somewhat crazy woman. Everyone who has read this story remembers it and likes it. You will too.”

A first: nonfiction at Pentucket Publishing

We’ve decided to make an exception and start publishing selected nonfiction from our top fiction writers.

The kickoff piece is Hendu’s Story: From Dream To Reality by Dave Hendrickson.

How did the kid who was always falling down achieve his dreams of playing college hockey? How did he finish as co-captain on a team that enjoyed the best season in the program’s history?

This cult classic tells it all: part memoir, part roadmap of how to achieve a dream, and part story of a father’s love for his son.

Hendu’s Story follows the little kid with the big heart through all the tough decisions. Go to the team that always wins or the one with the best coach? Play summer hockey? Leave home for boarding school? Play it safe or roll the dice during the gut-wrenching college selection process?

Hendu’s Story will make you laugh, make you think, and just maybe make you cry.

Although it’s available in six individual parts, the full collection offers the best value and represents the intended reading experience.

Part I: Beginnings
Part II: Youth Hockey
Part III: Summer Hockey
Part IV: High School
Part V: College Selection
Part VI: College

“Tiffany” still in the Top 50

“Tiffany Gets Her Boobs” by David Bawdy continues to show staying power on the Kindle Humor Bestseller list. It’s now spent the last three months in the Top 50! 

If you haven’t read it, download your free copy today. See the links on the sidebar for the Kindle, NOOK, and Smashwords (for all the e-readers other than Kindle and NOOK). And check out the first two chapters of Bubba Goes for Broke, included in the download.

Here’s what USA Today Bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch said about “Tiffany.”

“Tiffany” works beautifully, and by the end of the story, I had fallen in love with this savvy, determined, and somewhat crazy woman.  Everyone who has read this story remembers it and likes it.  You will too.

The lull before the storm

While extenuating circumstances have prevented us from releasing any new titles recently, that’s about to end. Look for a batch of new short stories to become available soon.