Randy’s Wet Matches: A Novel

BRIEF EXCERPT from  ‘WET MATCHES’…

The old cemetery groundskeeper says to Crystal and Jack, “Nowadays it seems like all people do is talk ’bout one ‘nother like dogs. Hell, seems like a crime now to care ’bout somebody.”

‘Wet Matches: A Novel’ , in a very non-preachy-yet-entertaining way, takes a look at America’s growing youth runaway and teen homeless problems. Look for the paperback or ebook (Kindle) version on Amazon. ‘WET MATCHES: A NOVEL’ can be purchased directly via the following LINK:   https://www.createspace.com/3698827  

Author Randolph Randy Camp with high school students after a Book Talk discussion on his novel 'WET MATCHES' ...(Did the camera catch an eye blink?)

Author Randolph Randy Camp with high school students after a Book Talk discussion on his novel ‘WET MATCHES’ …(Did the camera catch an eye blink?)

Wet Matches: A Novel” is an inspiring and uplifting story about five homeless ‘throwaway’ teens (all HIV positive) getting a second chance at a better life when a young couple on a high school reunion trip rescues them and takes them on a cross-country journey to their new home in sunny California. ‘Wet Matches’ is about friendships, and it asks the question, “How far would you go for a friend?” Fifteen years of separation didn’t stop Crystal from being there for Jalan. What Crystal did for Jalan will inspire us all to take a closer look at our own relationships and friendships…Could you still laugh knowing that death was possibly lurking around the corner? Meet five free-spirited teens: Shelly, Robbie, Josie, Micky and Cole, who will inspire you to enjoy every second of your life. Shelly is pregnant. Robbie plays guitar. Josie’s a little confused. Micky likes cars. Cole’s a little shy. Some people called them useless. They were told to get out of town. Some people said that they were about as good as wet matches…but Jalan, Crystal and Jack thought otherwise. If you had ever been ridiculed, bullied, mocked…or if someone had ever made you feel like you was good for nothing or worthless then Randolph Randy Camp’s award-winning ‘Wet Matches: A Novel’ is a story for you. Without being preachy-but yet-entertaining, ‘Wet Matches’ takes a fresh contemporary look at America’s ever-increasing youth runaway and teen homeless problems. ‘WET MATCHES’ is a Quarter-Finals Winner of The Writers Network 14th Annual Screenplay and Fiction Competition.

Writer Randy Camp discussing his novel WET MATCHES with high school students

Writer Randy Camp discussing his novel WET MATCHES with high school students

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Author Randolph Randy Camp with Mr. Tim Wagner's class at East High School in Buffalo, NY . Photo taken after a Question and Answer Presentation about Randy Camp's first novel WET MATCHES.

Author Randolph Randy Camp with Mr. Tim Wagner’s class at East High School in Buffalo, NY . Photo taken after a Question and Answer Presentation about Randy Camp’s first novel WET MATCHES.

Writer Randy Camp at East High School in Buffalo, NY

Writer Randy Camp at East High School in Buffalo, NY

Writer Randy Camp with high school students after a Book Discussion on his novel WET MATCHES

Writer Randy Camp with high school students after a Book Discussion on his novel WET MATCHES

WET MATCHES tells the inspiring story of five homeless teens (all HIV positive) getting a second chance at a better life.

*Go to  https://www.createspace.com/3845946  for more ‘…THEN THE RAIN’ details

‘…Then The Rain’ is an entertaining, contemporary rock n’ roll thriller. In a small town, sometimes the town preacher can become invincible. In Shallow Creek, Pastor Wright went too far. What Pastor Wright did to the kids of Shallow Creek was unspeakable. In Shallow Creek, if you wasn’t following the ‘Wright Way’ you will pay a heavy price.  Viki Powers is the number one singer in America and she will do anything for her fans. After receiving a desperate SOS email from a devoted fan in Shallow Creek, Viki immediately went into action!   What Viki did for Sam was remarkable. ‘…THEN THE RAIN’ is the ultimate good vs. evil story. It tells the entertaining tale of a female rock star battling a sadistic preacher to rescue a captive fan.

NEW K.A.N.S.A.S.

Dissatisfied with the way the adults are running the nation, a well-organized, underground society of intelligent kids demand the right to vote and to be given their own statehood or else. (The kids believe that voting should be based upon a person’s IQ, not their age.
Synopsis: ‘NEW K.A.N.S.A.S.’ (Kids’ Alliance National Society And Sanctuary): Discouraged with his lack of ability to control his own destiny fueled by his parents’ divorce and already fed up with the way the adults are running the country, a twelve year old boy forms a society to give children the Right to Vote and attempts to establish their own State in which to do it. All hell breaks when the U.S. Government starts to hunt down the leader and his underground network. In the meantime, the secretive children’s society is growing to an unbelievable size and there’s no stopping them now! TAGLINE: “Don’t underestimate the power of kids”
Although I’d originally wrote ‘NEW K.A.N.S.A.S.’ as a live action feature, it could also work as an ANIMATED feature-length movie as well. (The ‘Kansas’ in NEW K.A.N.S.A.S. stands for Kids’ Alliance National Society And Sanctuary)
U.S. Copyright: PAu002651984 (Original Screenplay Draft/ Author: Randolph Camp)
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‘NEW K.A.N.S.A.S.’ (Kids’ Alliance National Society And Sanctuary)

BOOK ISBN: 978-1478273721…. Set in rural Virginia, ‘FALSE DANDELIONS’ is a contemporary Southern crime fiction novel filled with romance, small town secrets, broken dreams and murder as locals from Spotsylvania County and Fredericksburg, including a young disabled Iraq war veteran, stop a misguided band of Washington, DC criminals from setting up shop in their quiet town. When Lamar returned home from Iraq they gave him a hero’s welcome but he actually never felt like a true hero until he pulled off his greatest mission ever. A mission that will make this disabled vet a local legend, and a mission that will literally blow you away. Jesse is a rising star but when his mother’s body was found in the murky waters of the Rappahannock, he trades his prized guitar for a shotgun. Ever since Turtle was little, he was always somebody’s errand boy. Now, twenty years later, he decides to break the mold and that is just the beginning of many mistakes Turtle will make. Randolph Randy Camp’s ‘FALSE DANDELIONS’ is about the lives and dreams of underdogs. When you’re stuck in a nowhere place, physically or mentally, you dream of leaving. When you’ve been a nobody and strive to become somebody, sometimes you succeed, sometimes you don’t. Once again, this prolific award-winning writer paints a straight forward picture of contemporary Southern life and reminds us that, regardless of your income or race, there’s a touch of Jesse in all of us and there’s a little Turtle in all of us. If you like Southern noir fiction then Randolph Randy Camp’s ‘FALSE DANDELIONS’ is a must-read!

‘FALSE DANDELIONS’ is now available in paperback and eBook (Kindle) on Amazon. You may also purchase a copy via the following LINK   https://www.createspace.com/3942146  

Writer Randolph Randy Camp

Writer Randolph Randy Camp

Writer Randy Camp with high school students after a Book Discussion on his novel WET MATCHES

Writer Randy Camp with high school students after a Book Discussion on his novel WET MATCHES

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About Randolph Randy Camp

Randolph Randy Camp: Screenwriter, Blogger , Storyteller, Youth Advocate and Mentor : The country boy from the backwoods of Virginia with a thousand stories to tell.
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