It's Coming! The Measure of a Man #Inspirational #BasketballFiction


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Paperback will be available on November 24th!

The Measure of a Man is not my typical release. My normal genre is romance. One would think its a huge jump from romance to this inspirational story, but this story is one about love. That's what I write. 

There are times when you write that you are called to put a story down in words. This is one of those.

The Story Behind the Inspiration for The Measure of a Man

 In a time when Prentiss County, Mississippi, was known as Basketball Country, the New Site Royals became one of the most dominating team in the state. New Site was also one of the smallest schools in the state. The farming community had only a hundred and twenty students in attendance, one gas station and a zip code. What the Royals did have was a belief that all things were possible instilled in them by their coach, Coach Gerald Caveness. On March 8, 1969, in Jackson, Mississippi, the New Site Royals, State B champions, took the court against Jackson Wingfield Falcons, State AA champions for the Grand Slam Championship. The Royals faced insurmountable odds facing the largest school in the state. A coach and his boys took an impossible shot at the ultimate title.

If you like rooting for the underdog, stories based on true-life, and the triumph of the human spirit, then you’ll love this coming of age novel.

Please know that all proceeds from this novel will go to a good cause—the Light House Foundation in Corinth, Mississippi. The Light House Foundation is a Christian organization that gives back to its community. To learn more about this organization, you can go to its website at

During these difficult times, the Light House Foundation's main fundraiser had to be canceled. My decision to give all the proceeds from this novel to this worthy charity comes from my heart. I want to do something that will help. I know personally the good works that the Light House Foundation does. My brother, Gary Caveness, runs the foundation.

I have never met someone with so much faith. He never seems to falter. When he was called to preach, I questioned why he would. He was walking away from a successful career. I remember he had a lovely house and just had his first child. He ended up living in a small cabin on one of his wife's relatives land. The first time I saw it, I was taken back. He had been living in a big three bedroom house in a wonderful neighborhood. I thought to myself what had he done to himself. Moreover, his wife just had their second boy. My brother and I have always been close. I found myself asking him how was he going to make ends meet leading an inter-city congregation who most needed help themselves. I have never forgotten his answer...

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them." Matthew 6:25:34

My brother had faith in God would provide for him if he followed his path. He worked hard and kept his promise. I watched as over the years his faith prevailed. I wish I had half his faith. He gives to people and never ask for himself.

When I began to write The Measure of a Man, I turned to him. I live in the New England. Doing my research, I needed to talk to Dad's former players. I couldn't have done it without Gary. Not only did he help with my research, I ran everything by him and would call him nonstop. He never failed me.

I've seen the what the Light House Foundation gives to the community. At the moment, they are in the middle of their Toy Store for the children. Check it out and give if you can...

I'm excited. Next week, The Measure of a Man will be released.

Pre-Order your copy now!!!


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