Little J and Roger /
Julian's Private Scrapbook
What really went on at Summer Camp?

What could be more fun than a two week romp in a boy scout camp?

This romantic comedy is about love and discovery and coming of age in the early 1960s. Embedded in an episodic two week summer camp full of variety and fun, the narrative looks at the world from inside the mind of a boy who is in a big hurry to grow up.

The series addresses the sometimes troubling and controversial issue of a teen’s “coming out” in a different way: comedy. A lot of boys frolic, experiment, and discover wonderful things. There are surprises and lots of fulfilled expectations. Very fulfilled. Naturally, most of these are not “approved” activities.

The underlying theme and topic are serious, but the treatment is meant to entertain and answer the call for nostalgia. The happy days of youth are special; why not relive some memories, or supply ones that were missed? This is a peek at the world before the internet and cell phones.

This series seeks to entertain and amuse, to titillate, and to inculcate a good feeling. Not an urgent quick read, but an episodic vacation full of variety and fun—underlying profundities are not allowed to get in the way.

Barr’s Meadow, Revised Edition
260 pages, 104,900 words
Published November 18, 2011

The Poker Club, Revised Edition
294 pages, 106,800 words
Published December 16, 2011

The Shooting Gallery, Revised Edition
293 pages, 106,600 words
Published February 13, 2012

Thunder and Lightning, Revised Edition
322 pages, 114,800 words
Published March 5, 2012

The Champions, Revised Edition
361 pages, 130,000 words
Published May 5, 2012

Inside Eldot’s World: a literary gazetteer
174 pages, 40,000 words
Published July 4, 2012
Publisher’s Note:

Not for sale to persons under 18 years old.

This series is intended for ADULTS ONLY. The subject is hugely controversial and sensitive. It is not written to serve or encourage prurient interests; it contains no pornography or graphic language, but there are several intimate male/male passages. Readers who are offended by that should not read these books. All the characters in the story were 62 years of age or older at the time the story was written in 2010.
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