Pool Player’s Novel Sets Love Story Against the World of Pool

BILLERICA, Mass.– The novel, Right on Cue, by pool aficionado Thomas McGonagle, tells the story of Johnny Jordan and Flo Stevens, two young players struggling to make their name in the gritty world of high stakes pool.

In Right on Cue, by McGonagle, a young pool player named Johnny learns that his birth father is a professional pool player, and he sets out to find him with unexpected results. Along the way, Johnny meets up with a down-on-her-luck fellow player, and while helping her out financially, discovers that he is falling in love. But when Johnny meets his real father and discovers he's a hustler, he wants no part of that kind of life.  Things soon change, though, and as Johnny's father begins to teach him the fine art of the game, Johnny could find himself a winner at pool—and at love.

McGonagle has spent 43 years playing pool and writing about the game, and he has designed his novel to have a real authenticity and behind-the-scenes feel. Right on Cue suggests that honesty is the best policy and that games are best played on the pool table and not in real life. McGonagle has filled Right on Cue with pool facts and lore, aiming for his novel to be as educational about pool as it is purely entertaining.

For more information or to request a free review copy, members of the press can contact the author at rmcgonagle@ut.edu. Right on Cue is available for sale online at Amazon.com, BookSurge.com, and through additional wholesale and retail channels worldwide.