Keeping Score


 “A must-read for any sports or contemporary lovers…five stars!”

– InD’tale Magazine


I really enjoyed Keeping Score… If you are ready for a fun read, and want to know who comes out on top (will it be Team Shannon or Team Jennifer?),  give this book a read.

Chick Lit Central

KEEPING SCORE is a great read–one I didn’t want to put down. I would recommend it for anyone looking for a fun take on life, love, and kids.

Caroline Fardig

Bestselling Author, It's Just a Little Crush

When her 9-year-old son wanted to play summer travel baseball, Shannon had no idea the toughest competition was off the field…. When her son Sam asks to try out for a travel baseball team, divorced mom Shannon Stevens thinks it’ll be a fun and active way to spend the summer. Boy, is she wrong! From the very first practice, Shannon and Sam get sucked into a mad world of rigged try-outs, professional coaches, and personal hitting instructors. But it’s the crazy, competitive parents who really make Shannon’s life miserable. Their sons are all the second coming of Babe Ruth, and Sam isn’t fit to fetch their foul balls. Even worse, Shannon’s best friend Jennifer catches the baseball fever. She schemes behind the scenes to get her son Matthew on the town’s best baseball team, the Saints. As for Sam? Sorry, there’s no room for him! Sam winds up on the worst team in town, and every week they find new and humiliating ways to lose to the Saints. And the action off the field is just as hot. Shannon finds herself falling for the Saints’ coach, Kevin. But how can she date a man who didn’t think her son was good enough for his team … especially when the whole baseball world is gossiping about them? Even Shannon’s ex-husband David gets pulled into the mess when a randy baseball mom goes after him. As Sam works to make friends, win games and become a better baseball player, Shannon struggles not to become one of those crazy baseball parents herself. In this world, it’s not about whether you win, lose, or how you play the game… it’s all about KEEPING SCORE.

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Jami Deise writes humorous women’s fiction. Being a baseball mom for 15 years led to her first novel, KEEPING SCORE (2013), about crazy travel ball parents. Her second novel, THE TIES THAT BLEED, is about a vampire assassin for the FBI, although she personally has little experience slaying vampires. She recently optioned her horror screenplay to Navarro Pictures and her forthcoming book, HOUSE DIVIDED, is due out 11/08/2017, the first anniversary of the 2016 Presidential elections.

More Praise

Attention all sports moms and anyone who has endured the competitive world of kids’ sports, Jami Deise has penned the perfect book for your next bleacher read.

Julie Valerie

Writer. Reader. Blogger.

This book is for mothers everywhere, especially anyone who knows anything about baseball. Also for those who want to know precisely what it’s like to be a sports mom or anyone who wants to read a fast-paced fun book about mothers, baseball, and the highly competitive nature of parenting.

Rachel Barnard

Author. Reviewer. Donut Enthusiast.

Deise uses humor to turn the pettiness of people obsessively measuring themselves by the success of their children into a sharp satire of modern parenting.

Girl On A Wire


I have read books about adult players but this is the first about kids. Really enjoyed it. Some very funny scenes gave me lol moments. Teaches some good lessons about friendship.


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