Magic Insider Brian Schmitz thought he had seen a lot in 37 years as a sports writer for the OrlandoSentinel. Then came the Orlando Magic’s most recent season.
After covering months of drama surrounding the Magic and star center Dwight Howard‘s desire to leave Orlando, Schmitz authored the Sentinel’s first e-book.
“Dwightmare: Dwight Howard, the Orlando Magic and the Season of Dysfunction,” has been released by the Sentinel and Agate Digital of Evanston, Ill.
“It was like a soap opera,” Schmitz said. “You could call it ’The Days of Dwight.’ Only there were no scripts; it was all happening in real time. There were unbelievable storylines and great characters, twists and turns. I’ve never seen anything like it.”
Edited by Sports Editor Tim Stephens, the e-book was also created under the direction of Editor Mark Russell. It is available now for $3.99 on Amazon, and is expected to be available in other major bookstores, such as Barnes & Noble, Apple’s iBookstore, and on Agate’s website, soon.
Russell said: “It gives us a chance to really stretch out a bit on the writing and gives us a chance to experiment with a new platform in terms of presenting our content.”