Before there was the newspaper article, there was the story behind the story.
Sidelined, a new book by Kevin C. Mills, an award-winning sports journalist, takes a look at journalism in a unique way. Reliving his own experiences with some of New England’s top newspapers, Mills presents strange but true episodes from his own career. He chronicles some of his favorite incidents with humor and wit while presenting the finished product, which barely...
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Before there was the newspaper article, there was the story behind the story.
Sidelined, a new book by Kevin C. Mills, an award-winning sports journalist, takes a look at journalism in a unique way. Reliving his own experiences with some of New England’s top newspapers, Mills presents strange but true episodes from his own career. He chronicles some of his favorite incidents with humor and wit while presenting the finished product, which barely hint at the story behind its publication.
Follow Mills as he chases hockey legend Wayne Gretzky down the hall of the FleetCenter or shows up at Mike Bordick’s doorstep. Relive the stop the presses moment that he missed when Mike Tyson was knocked out by Buster Douglass. Learn the back-story to some of Mills’ greatest stories and laugh along as Mills endures faulty stadium lights and gates that lock him inside the football stadium. Read about the story that accidently won an award or how he went from reporter to rescuer while on the sailing beat. See the job of a journalist in a brand new way and through the perspective of one of Maine’s top scribes.
Mills writes about his adventures and then provides the article that was subsequently published. From game stories to some of his best work, learn what truly happens when a journalist is on the sidelines and reporting on the world of sports.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012727282
  • Publisher: Kevin Mills
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 231 KB

Meet the Author

Mills has worked for a number of New England's top newspapers, including the Boston Globe, the Portland Newspapers, the Lynn Daily Evening Item and has been with the Lewiston Sun Journal for the last 19 years.

He has been recognized numerous times by the Maine Press Association and the New England Press Association. He has also been honored by the Maine Basketball Coaches Association and the Maine Athletic Administrators Association for outstanding print media contributions to Maine Interscholastic athletics.

A native of Gorham, Maine, Mills graduated from Gorham High School and Gordon College in Wenham, Mass.

In addition to Sidelined, Mills has also republished his first novel Sons and Daughters of the Ocean.

Sons and Daughters of the Ocean follows the lives of three young teens growing up in a small Maine coastal village, Brooks Harbor. A close proximity to the sea defines the community and shapes the lives of its people. The community is filled with merchant mariners, shipbuilders and crew. Those that don't earn their keep directly off the sea-faring life either profit or benefit from it.

The story is based in the 1870's and takes readers back to the age of sail, where fortunes were made and lives were shaped by the fickle winds that raged across the oceans.

Albert Miller, Sammy Jones and Sarah Dyer are all products of that environment. Their families have rich maritime histories and all three characters are about to embark on a distinctive course in their lives that will change them forever.

Mills has a rich maritime history of his own. His ancestors were shipbuilders, merchant mariners and lighthouse keepers. Sons and Daughters of the Ocean is based loosely on that heritage. Two of his ancestors, poetess Celia Thaxter and maritime author George S. Wasson, were integral parts of Maine's early literary heritage. Mills spent much of the last decade researching his family history and subsequently wrote and published two books on that heritage.

For more information, go to www.kevincmills.com or email
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    I awoke to the smells of sticky medicine and a tint of vanilla. I looked around, my vision still bleary. I was in a bed, with soft pillows propped against my neck and head. On the walls, I made out pictures of my brain, I must have undergone an x-ray. I'm in a hospital, I suddenly realized. Then everything came crashing back with icy clarity. The bully, hitting my head, passing out. "She's right in here, Mrs. Jones," A voice said from outside, and the door opened, filtering in light from outside. Mom walked in, her coat soaked with rain. A nurse followed her in and shut the door. "Sarah, what happened?" Mom asked, running over. I held the side of my face. "I don't - don't know. I slipped and hit my head and a boy helped me try and get to the nurse, I guess. What is wrong with me?" I asked. It was the nurse who answered me. "You got a serious concussion," she explained, opening a cabnet and taking out a small jar. Mom fumbled to pull out her phone, and held it in front of me. I grabbed it, my eyes adjusting as a poorly taken video started. "One of the students in your class took this video," mom explained. I watched the grainy video, the teacher stomping over to me and Norman. He explained what was going on, and suddenly my eyes rolled back. My knees gave out and Norman caught me before I hit the floor again. Teachers crowded around me, and soon the nurse called an ambulence. I was taken away, and the video cut out. I looked at the description. "Rosy took this," I murmured, handing mom back her phone. The nurse padded over with a small pill and a plastic cup in her hand. I took the pill, swallowing it with a gulp of water. "When can I leave?" I asked the nurse. She flipped through some papers. "Tommorrow morning," she finally answered. I started to feel drowsy. My eyelids drooped. "Go to sleep," mom said gently. And sleep, I did.

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