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In Marjorie Herrera Lewis's debut historical novel the inspiring true story of high school teacher Tylene Wilson - a woman who surprises everyone as she breaks with tradition to become the first high school football coach in Texas - comes to life."A wonderfully touching and beautiful story ... Tylene makes me laugh, cry, and cheer for her in ways I have not done in a long time." - Diane Les Bocquets, bestselling author of Breaking Wild Football is the heartbeat of Brownwood, Texas. Every Friday night for as long as assistant principal Tylene Wilson can remember, the entire town has gathered in the stands, cheering their boys on. Each September brings with it the hope of a good season and a sense of unity and optimism.Now, the war has changed everything.

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Marjorie Herrera Lewis

https://marjorieherreralewis.com/Marjorie Herrera Lewis is an award-winning sportswriter, named the first female Dallas Cowboys beat writer when she was with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. She later joined the SportsDay staff of The Dallas Morning News where she continued to cover the NFL and professional tennis. She is currently a contributing sportswriter for PressBoxDFW.com. While writing When the Men Were Gone, she became inspired to try her hand at coaching football herself and was added to the Texas Wesleyan University football coaching staff in December 2016. Marjorie has degrees from Arizona State University, The University of Texas in Arlington, Southern New Hampshire University, and certificates from Southern Methodist University, and Cornell University. She is married and has two grown daughters and one son-in-law.

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