THE TOWN CRIER, Wellington, Florida - September 17, 2004Wellington Author Releases New BookArcheBooks Publishing has announced the release of its latest novel, titled The Coach's Wife, by Wellington writer Barbara Casey."We are so pleased to be able to list Barbara among our authors," said Publisher Robert Gelinas. "Barbara has skillfully woven the elements of mystery, romance, intrigue and scandal against a backdrop of an NCAA basketball championship. One doesn't have to be a sports fan to enjoy The Coach's Wife. It is a terrific read!image00502"As the wife of the athletics director at North Carolina State University, the late Willis Casey, Barbara was able to get a true understanding of what is involved in running a successful collegiate athletics program. "Naturally, there can be some very serious problems in a college sports program," said the author, "but overall, collegiate sports, especially when you have winning teams, can be wonderful and exciting for everyone involved. I'll never forget when the NC State Wolfpack team went to Albuquerque in 1983 and won the NCAA National Basketball Championship. ESPN and other national television networks still show the video of Coach Valvano rushing around the basketball court after winning the final game, looking for someone to hug. The first person he found was Willis. I was second."In The Coach's Wife, the Cinderella Coyotes of State University are in the Final Four, poised to win the NCAA National Championship in basketball, the culmination of March Madness. For Marla Conners, she is proud of her husband Neal and his achievement of coaching a collegiate team to the pinnacle of his career and the ultimate victory for his team. Yet Marla's idyllic life is about to be viciously attacked and torn apart by a different madness: her husband's reputation ruined, a university disgraced and she finds herself on trial accused of first-degree murder.The Coach’s Wife is rife with suspense, conspiracy, deceit, murder and passion. It is also a candid and vivid behind-the scenes portrait of Division One college basketball, college politics, money and corruption, and the lives that are either blessed or ruined by it all.Barbara is the author of four other novels. She lives in Wellington with her husband and a six-pound Seraphim Maltese named Hemingway.The book is available at local bookstores. For more information please visit www.archebooks.com.