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Welcome to the Web Site of Author Wil Mara

This Web space serves as a companion to the books of bestselling, award-winning author Wil Mara. Here you'll find reviews, commentary, free downloads, and links to where the books are available. The site is always being updated, so please check back.

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The Draft is an entertaining and realistic look inside the NFL.”

—Bill Polian, President, Indianapolis Colts

“Wil Mara's foray into the sometimes unfriendly confines of the NFL draft room provides an intriguing insight into a process that can be as competitive as those that occur on the gridiron itself.”

—Marv Levy, General Manager and Hall of Fame Head Coach, Buffalo Bills

“Wil Mara goes inside the NFL draft like never before. He details the personalities and complications that go into every draft decision, making for good reading and good drama.”

—John Clayton, NFL Analyst and Senior Writer, ESPN

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Click here to read the Prologue and Chapter 1

The press release can be found here. To contact the publicist for more information, click here.

The Latest

  • Wil’s NFL Novels Now Available in eBook Form
  • Draft day is coming, and we’re thrilled to announce that St. Martin’s Press has released Wil’s two ‘NFL novels’—The Draft and The Cut—in digital format so they can be read on the Kindle, Nook, iPad, etc. For more information about this series, which received glowing endorsements from some of the biggest figures in the league as well as terrific reader reviews, click here.

  • Upcoming Radio Interview with Wil
  • Wil is going to be interviewed by Lynne Ford on WBCL 90.3 FM as part of Lynne's 'Mid Morning' show out of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The date is April 21st, and the time is 10:00 AM. They'll be discussing all things Frame 232, as well as updates on the next installment in the Jason Hammond series, The Nevada Testament, which you definitely won't want to miss. The station does stream live (click here), so be sure to tune in.

  • Brad Meltzer, Derek Haas, And Wil Mara Get Behind Upcoming Release Overwatch By Marc Guggenheim
  • Wil, along with international bestselling authors Brad Meltzer and Derek Haas, has put his support behind the upcoming thriller Overwatch by author Marc Guggenheim. To read the endorsements by Wil, Brad, and Derek, plus get full details about the story, click here.

  • Frame 232 Wins the 2013 Lime Award for Excellence in Fiction
  • Fantastic news—Frame 232 has won the 2013 Lime Award for Excellence in Fiction, in the ‘Mystery, Suspense, & Thrillers’ category. Congratulations to Wil and his team at Tyndale for this tremendous honor. For more details, click here.

  • New Interview With Wil At The 'SavUrBks' Site
  • The popular book-review site 'SavUrBks' (i.e., 'Save Your Books') is running a piece about Wil and Frame 232 that includes a new interview. Wil discusses his literary influences, the writing process, and the origins of Frame as well as the challenges in its creation. Check it out by clicking here.

  • If You Missed Wil’s Interview With Chris Fabry...
  • If you didn’t get the chance to hear Wil with nationally syndicated radio host and fellow Tyndale author Chris Fabry on November 14th, you can listen to the archived version by clicking here. It’s an .mp3 file and should begin playing automatically.

  • Frame 232 Captures The # 1 Spot on Amazon.com
  • In late August, Wil’s new novel Frame 232 earned the # 1 bestselling spot in not one but two categories on the world’s leading online book retail site, Amazon.com. Click here and here to take a look. Congratulations to Wil and his publisher, Tyndale House, plus a resounding thank-you to their wonderful readership, for this fantastic news.

  • Two-Page Article On Wil And Frame 232 In The Current Issue Of Family Fiction Magazine
  • The current issue of Family Fiction magazine is running a two-page article that includes an interview with Wil along with some great information about Frame 232. Click here to take a look. For more information about the magazine itself, click here.

  • Frame 232 Featured In July / August Issue Of Homecoming Magazine
  • Frame 232 has a nice feature in the July / August issue of Homecoming magazine. Click here to take a look.

  • Frame 232 Voted One Of The ‘5 Books You Must Read This Summer’ By The San Francisco Examiner
  • Frame 232 has been picked by the San Francisco Examiner as one of their ‘5 Books You Must Read This Summer.’ Click here to see the feature for yourself.

  • Wil At The Late Show With David Letterman
  • Wil attended the December 4th taping of The Late Show With David Letterman (guests were Matt Damon, Martin Freeman, and JD McPherson) and got a tour of the stage and studio afterward. Click here to see a picture of him sitting at Dave’s desk. We apologize for the quality of the photo, as it was taken with a cellphone.

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