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Words are powerful, they sell. Bill Chastain can write. Do you have a story you want to tell, but don’t have the time, or the words to tell it? Perhaps your homepage is not well written.  Bill has written numerous books under his byline, and others he’s ghostwritten. In addition, he’s written for newspapers and websites, created content for brochures and newsletters, and written blogs. Strategic, compelling writing is critical when trying to tell your story or deliver your message.

My Partner: Digital Solutions

COPY WRITING

I provide content for websites, advertising, ghost writing and storytelling.

EXECUTIVE BIOS

Helping professionals highlight achievements and their story.

NEWSLETTER

Ghost write for organizations both digital and print. Including email campaigns.

A baseball story that’s more about life…

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BOOKS

Retrovailles

Retrouvailles validates the compelling power of first love and how the snapshots of moments together matter most. Those snapshots representing sweet moments in time can be more compelling than a lifetime spent together.

Peachtree Corvette Club

“Peachtree Corvette Club” rekindles memories from a “Pink Floyd” era of college when students huddled in cramped rooms to smoke joints, listen to music and take advantage of the relaxed attitude toward sex.

Jackrabbit:

Clint Castleberry was already an Atlanta-area football sensation when he arrived at Georgia Tech in 1942, and in one meteoric college season he became a national sports hero as well. He was the first college freshman ever to be voted All-American.

Purpose and Passion..

The Collectors Edition of Purpose and Passion: Bobby Pruett & the Marshall Years is the authorized biography of Marshall University former head football coach Bobby Pruett. From the 1996 season up through his retirement in 2005, Coach Pruett led Marshall’s Thundering Herd to victory in six Mid-American Conference divisional titles…

The Steve Spurrier Story..

Mention the name Steve Spurrier to sports fans and without a doubt a lively discussion and exchange will ensue. Love him or hate him, opinions about the new coach of the Washington Redskins and University of Florida gridiron commander, rarely rate as ambivalent.

The Streak

When Dorsey McWhorter is just a boy, his father, Big Ed, pulls a disappearing act. Known for his many affairs, Ed leaves his wife and child alone to pick up the pieces. That’s when young Dorsey meets local handyman Walter Mobley, a veteran of the Negro leagues who instills in Dorsey a love for baseball and serves as his mentor.

100 Things for…

Mention the name Steve Spurrier to sports fans and without a doubt a lively discussion and exchange will ensue. Love him or hate him, opinions about the new coach of the Washington Redskins and University of Florida gridiron commander, rarely rate as ambivalent.

September Night’s

“Everybody wrote us off at the start of the 2011 season. We have a new bullpen and different faces on the field, but we’re still in the hunt heading into the final week of August. Though we’re in third place, we’re within striking distance of the Yankees and Red Sox.

Hack’s 191

Hack Wilson’s record 191 RBIs in 1930 may well stand the test of time, and so may the record of his hard-drinking lifestyle. In Hack’s 191, Bill Chastain recreates the most productive offensive season in baseball history while giving readers unique insight into the life of one of baseball’s most fascinating, enigmatic, and yet neglected characters.

100 Things Giants..

This lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Cubs fan should know. More than a look at the century-long wait for another World Series win, the book contains crucial information for Cubs fans, such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by singular players.

Steel Dynasty..

Author Bill Chastain takes the reader back to the glorious days when Steelers football dominated the NFL. Combining interviews with Steelers players and their opponents with extensive research, Steel Dynasty is a compelling story about excellence and how it was achieved.

Payne at Pinehurst

“A fresh and concise look at Payne Stewart’s victory at the 1999 U.S. Open.”
—Golf Digest

It has been called the greatest U.S. Open in the Open’s over one hundred-year history.

About Bill Chastain

Bill Chastain is a professional writer. After graduating from Georgia Tech in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management, he worked briefly in construction, but he had a passion for writing and began freelancing in 1980.

His writing appeared in such periodicals as Razor Magazine, Nation’s Business, Sport Magazine, The Sporting News, Engineering New Record and Inside Sports. Later, he worked as a sports reporter for The St. Petersburg Times, The St. Petersburg Evening Independent, and then The Tampa Tribune. He joined the Tampa Tribune in 1990, traveling as a baseball reporter, and remained there for twelve years. While at the Tribune, Bill was also a Sports Illustrated correspondent and the Tampa/St. Petersburg area bureau chief for Golf Florida Online.

In September of 2001, Bill left the Tampa Tribune and turned his attention to writing books — under his byline as well as ghostwritten, and freelance magazine and newspaper atricles.

In April of 2005, Bill went to work for MLB.com, covering Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays for the popular website.

BILL CHASTAIN’S BLOG

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Playing the, uh, Swat Team card…

U.S. women’s national soccer team star Alex Morgan and her friends were kicked out of Epcot last weekend after being verbally aggressive with park security and other guests at a pub. They’d been playing a drinking game, “Around the World in Eight Hours”, which is self-explanatory, and actually sounds kind of fun. But, here’s a […]

Mr. Cub Would Have Loved Cubs Status

Seeing the Cubs at Tropicana Field last week, along with the accompanying Cubs nation, I thought about Ernie Banks and having had the good fortune to meet Mr. Cub. In 1985, I worked for the St. Petersburg Evening Independent, and my first assignment for the now-defunct afternoon paper was to cover a fantasy game at […]

Hurricane Round…

The late, great, Eddie Flom remains a South Tampa treasure. The “Mayor of South Tampa” had a beautiful personality, and he accrued plenty of antics in his bag of life experiences, including 18 holes in the aftermath of Hurricane Elana in 1985. Seems Eddie, along with younger brother Mark, felt a round would be in […]

No Cheering in the Press Box…

Jerome Holtzman lived large. A crusty sort with bushy eyebrows and a cigar permanently affixed to his lips, Hotzman covered baseball his entire life and personified a bygone era in the press box. The legendary Chicago scribe even penned a book, No Cheering in the Press Box in which he interviewed 44 fellow sports writers […]

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