Play On! by Judy Dearlove, a stand-up-and-cheer tale of epic rivalry and deep friendship, has been lauded as “the funniest book . . . in years” (Frank McNair), and “a brisk and joyful first novel by a wise woman” (Georgann Eubanks).
First published last November and now available as an e-book, it has been named a finalist for the INDIES Book of the Year award. It was featured in Shelf Unbound’s recommended reading list, Summer issue (pages 62-63) and was the focus of Dearlove’s interview in Allison Kirkland’s Creatives in Conversation series and of an Indy Week “15 Minutes” interview by Sarah Edwards.
Dearlove has enjoyed a variety of careers: English professor, technical writer, manager of ergonomic engineers, director of a college tutoring center, and novelist. She lives in Durham, North Carolina, where she is working on a sequel to Play On!