ABOUT ME

Writer, runner, cyclist, and family man.

FAVORITE QUOTE:

“A HEART IS NOT JUDGED BY HOW MUCH YOU LOVE, BUT BY HOW MUCH YOU ARE LOVED BY OTHERS.”
L. Frank Baum

Clay Cormany is the author of Fast-Pitch Love, a YA novel that combines the angst and thrill of teenage romance with softball competition. Before writing Fast-Pitch Love, Clay spent over 20 years as a writer and editor for Ohio’s State Board of Education. His creative work has appeared in numerous central Ohio publications, including the Columbus Dispatch and Spring Street, Columbus State Community College’s literary magazine. He has also edited numerous books, including a three-volume biography of Christopher Columbus and A Death Prolonged by Dr. Jeff Gordon, which received coverage in the New York Times and on PBS.

When he is not writing, Clay enjoys running and cycling. He loves his wife Becky, and his children, stepchildren, and grandchildren. He is a tutor at Columbus State Community College and a committee member for the 1Girl Project, an initiative that seeks to develop the leadership potential of middle school and high school girls. He also supports literacy and arts programs, especially in his home community of Worthington. Clay tries to live by the Golden Rule and hopes to leave the world a better place than he found it.

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BOOKS

My book Fast-Pitch Love was published in November 2014 by Astraea Press. The year before, I co-chaired
the committee that organized, edited, and published the anthology Just Paper and Ink.

FAST-PITCH LOVE

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For most people, softball is a way to have fun, get exercise, make friends, and develop teamwork. But for 17-year-old Jace Waldron, softball is something more – a pathway to maturity. It is through that game that Jace learns what is important in romance and why physical beauty alone is not enough to make it work. Join Jace and his team, the Valkyries, as they come to the plate to take on all challengers, while gaining valuable lessons about life along the way.

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JUST PAPER AND INK

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This unique assortment of writings–Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Children’s Stories, and Inspirational–is the reflections and inspiration of Writers’ Ink members. Writers’ Ink is a writing group based in Columbus, Ohio with members spanning the USA, Canada, and Australia. The Writers’ Publishing Cooperative of Columbus, Ohio, LLC is an outgrowth of Writers’ Ink.

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WRITE AT HOME BLOG

If Write at Home brightens your life, sparks a new idea,
or relieves some of your stress, it will have served its purpose.

Clay Cormany

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STATEMENT FROM THE AUTHOR:

I will make a concerted effort to post updates to this blog on the first and third Sundays of each month. Topics could range from my latest writing adventure to running and cycling. I don’t expect to discuss politics too often but when I do I will adhere to the firm belief in doing unto others as I would have them do unto me. Eventually, I hope to give other people the opportunity to express themselves on this blog. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to offer comments on what you read here. I HEREBY PLEDGE NOT TO RIDICULE, INSULT, ACCUSE, OR OTHERWISE DEFAME ANYONE WHO DISAGREES WITH ME. HOWEVER, I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REMOVE ANY POSTS THAT ENGAGE IN ANY OF THE AFOREMENTIONED BEHAVIORS.