new hda member produces hockey novels

(Oct. 15, 2016) - An unsuccessful library search for a hockey picture book was an inspiration for Howard Shapiro. Now he is about to release his third book and second graphic hockey novel through Pittsburgh-based Animal Media Group, a new member of the Hockey Dealers Association.
Shapiro's "Hockey Karma" is scheduled for release on November 1st and is the sequel to "The Hockey Saint." The books follow two primary characters, legendary player Jake Jacobson and his agent and best friend Tom Leonard, during a 10-year period.
"Hockey Karma" received advance praise from former NHL star and broadcaster Bill Clement and ESPN radio anchor Christine Lisi.
"It's a sport rich with stories," Shapiro said. "To me, it's a game and sport where you can really delve deep and get a lot of good material and good stories."
"Hockey Karma" sells for $14.95 and "The Hockey Saint" sells for $13.95. You can click here to learn more about Shapiro's work.

Retailers interested in getting Shapiro's books in their stores can contact him at or through the website