Sam Hendricks has accepted membership into the Fantasy Sports Writers Association!


Contact: Trish Hendricks, Publicist; Tel. 434/ 361- 1282, Email: or


“Fantasy Football Guidebook: Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football” Available Online

LYNCHBURG, VA. – March 18, 2009 – Sam Hendricks, author of Fantasy Football Guidebook: Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football, joins the illustrious ranks of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA). This great achievement comes on the heels of Fantasy Football Guidebook being named one of the Top 4 fantasy football books of all time according to In addition, the National Best Books 2008 Awards, sponsored by USA Book News, announced Fantasy Football Guidebook as a finalist in sports of THE NATIONAL “BEST BOOKS” 2008 AWARDS (NBBA) on October 20, 2008.



To be accepted into the Fantasy Sports Writers Association, writers must have at least one (1) year of experience as a fantasy sports writer and must have a body of work that includes a minimum of four (4) published articles in any of the following media outlets: internet, magazine or newspaper. In addition, nominees must abide by and conform to the FSWA Code of Ethics. Writers are approved for membership by the FSWA Executive Committee.


Fantasy Football Guidebook has received glowing reviews. Rob Zarzycki, top ranked WCOFF participant and author of Drafting to Win, said “By far the most comprehensive book I’ve seen on fantasy football to date.” Midwest Book Reviews recently reviewed the Guidebook and commented, “Fantasy Football Guidebook is an ideal gift for any fantasy football player.”

Sam’s rankings, projections and “expert” analysis appear in numerous fantasy football magazines this football season, including this year’s Fantasy Football Index and Fantasy Football Draft book. Last year he finished 7th overall (out of 180 competitors) in the Fantasy Football Players Championship ( Sam is also an expert in Fantasy Index’s weekly online “Ask the Expert” column at Look for his latest book, Fantasy Football Almanac 2009 in May 2009. Plans for another “Best of” Fantasy Football book will be announced soon.

As an avid fantasy football player for the past 19 years, Hendricks has won numerous league championships and has participated in the World Championship of Fantasy Football (WCOFF), National Fantasy Football Championship (NFFC) and the Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC).


Fantasy Football Guidebook, Sam’s first book, was #1 on’s ranked sales listing during the months of April and May 2008. Virtual Bookworm Publishing publishes both Fantasy Football Guidebook and Fantasy Football Almanac 2009, which will be released on May 1, 2009. Hendricks wrote Fantasy Football Guidebook in 2007 while on sabbatical from his job as an F-15 flight instructor for Boeing.

Fantasy Football Guidebook: Your Comprehensive Guide to Playing Fantasy Football (ISBN 978-1-60264-020-7) and Fantasy Football Almanac 2009 are available from, and Barnes and Noble ( More information can be found at the official websites,, and