Franklin’s Peter Alderman releases new book, ‘The Good Man’ | WLife

Franklin resident and author Peter Alderman has released a new book, “The Good Man,” a short story aimed at high school students.

Alderman may be a familiar face to many in the community. He works at the Cool Springs Publix near Moores Lane. His goal is to smile, be friendly and connect with people, and his life’s dream is to write.







Peter Alderman is a Franklin resident and the author of “Train Tracks”, an adult fiction story tackling difficult issues inherent in the human condition.




His latest book, “Train Tracks”, was well received in the literary world but was a deep and sometimes dark story. However, “The Good Man” is a story anyone can relate to.

It mixes romance, sports, light drama and subtle mystery in the engaging story of a young boy who stumbles through life’s obstacles. It’s a quick and fun read at just over 200 pages. This would be the perfect book for classes or book clubs to discuss.

The main character, Carter, is truly a good man, and the book takes readers on a heartwarming journey as he navigates his way to adulthood.

“I want people to like everyone,” Alderman said. “When I was teaching at school, everyone was valued. It doesn’t matter race, gender or religion, and it shouldn’t. We are all children of God.

Alderman carefully navigates learning challenges, moral decisions, and goes through life being mentored by parents who have instilled a good man mentality.

“The Good Man” is a story for everyone – male readers will appreciate a character who is a skilled football player who has hands like Velcro. Carter plays college football and navigates leaving the Midwest and living in Boston for his senior year of eligibility, where he becomes somewhat of a fish out of water.

The story is a warm, thought-provoking and fun adventure that not only takes the reader on Carter’s journey to coming of age, but introduces him to unique and fiery characters that radiate from the pages.

Alderman is an award-winning retired educator who taught for 37 years. He has written several children’s books, “Soccer Counts” and “The ABCs of Health” as well as “The Rockets’ Red Glare”, a historical retelling of the national anthem which was accompanied by Platinum Award-winning artist JoDee Messina.

“The Good Man” is available from Barnes and Noble and Amazon online now and will be in stores soon.

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