The Draft, the first of Wil’s ‘NFL novels,’ is released worldwide by St. Martin’s Press.
Wave wins the 2005 New Jersey Notable Book Award from the New Jersey Center for the Book. It is chosen, along with nineteen other titles, among the thousands of books published from 1995 to 2005 that possess a New Jersey theme, flavor, subject matter, etc. This is the first time the Center has bestowed this honor. In recognition, all twenty titles are incorporated into a poster that is sent to libraries statewide. Use the ‘Disaster Novels’ link for more details.
The fourth Wil Mara-penned Boxcar Children Mystery, The Vanishing Passenger, is released.
Wave is nominated as a ‘2005 New Jersey Notable Book’ via New Jersey’s Center for the Book. Only twenty titles will ultimately be chosen for this honor, and they will be announced at the Center’s first annual Author Awards Day on April 20, 2006. Commemorative posters will be distributed throughout the state to celebrate these books and their authors.
New York publishing powerhouse St. Martin’s Press signs a deal with Wil for his ‘NFL novels.’ An October ’06 release is planned for the first title in the group, The Draft. Use the ‘NFL Novels’ link for more details.