Rappahannock Dreams

Randolph Randy Camp, Spotsylvania High School, 1978-1979

Randolph Randy Camp, Spotsylvania High School, 1978-1979

Randolph Randy Camp at WBFO Radio with Reporter Eileen Buckley, October 2014.

Randolph Randy Camp at WBFO Radio with Reporter Eileen Buckley, October 2014.

Randolph Randy Camp, Class of '79, Spotsylvania High

Randolph Randy Camp, Class of ’79, Spotsylvania High

I remember growing up in rural Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Our family didn’t have a lot of money so we quickly learn to be very resourceful. I think that being somewhat impoverished as a child has made me more creative, especially in my writings. As a child you learn to cope and adjust to your surroundings. I knew that I wouldn’t get the kinds of toys that others got during the Holiday season, so I sort of made my own toys and fun…you had to back then. And as I grew older, creating things from nothing served me very well as I learned to use my strong imagination to create original, colorful characters and sometimes wild, compelling stories as a writer. One of the things that really eased me during my childhood was sitting and watching the local Rappahannock River. I remember as a child just looking at the water go by and wondering where it was going to…and that thought often fascinated me so much that a lot of my own stories and songs have this very same underlying theme of someone being stuck somewhere and must try to get out somehow…some way. As a writer, I really appreciate what the Rappahannock River did for me. Without knowing and realizing it as a child, this mighty river and its flowing waters gave me much-needed guidance. Sometimes, as I currently write today, I still wonder where my words and stories will eventually take me…just like the flowing waters of the Rappahannock…where is it going?…where am I going?

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

*  Look for  ‘WET MATCHES: A NOVEL’ on Amazon, in paperback and ebook.  Also can be purchased directly via the following LINK:   https://www.createspace.com/3698827 

‘Wet Matches’ tells the powerful inspiring tale of five homeless teens (all HIV positive) getting a new lease on life.

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.

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

*Learn More  at  http://rcstories-rcstories.blogspot.com  &  http://rcstories.webs.com 

Randolph Randy Camp speaking to students at East High School

Randolph Randy Camp speaking to students at East High School

Follow Randolph Randy Camp on Twitter   @rcstories 

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Randolph Randy Camp’s fourth novel “29 Dimes: A Love Story” is a love story amid a crazy explosive summer.

Author Randolph R. Camp attends ECC Scholarship Luncheon on May 3, 2013

Author Randolph R. Camp attends ECC Scholarship Luncheon on May 3, 2013

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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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