Randy’s First Novel

Writer Randolph Randy Camp being honored at Buffalo Erie County Public Library

Writer Randolph Randy Camp being honored at Buffalo Erie County Public Library

Author Randolph Randy Camp at ECC, March 2014

Author Randolph Randy Camp at ECC, March 2014



wetmatchesanovelCAMPwetmatchesanovelCAMPrandy29On Monday, December 16th, author Randolph Randy Camp met with the sophomore Certified Nursing Assistant students from East High to discuss one of his novels, Wet Matches, that the students read. The students relished the opportunity to actually meet and discuss his work.

Wet Matches is a metaphoric story loaded with highly engaging characters who consistently demonstrate empathy as they mature and move beyond severe barriers in their life to become healed contributors to society.  Mr. Camp shared his personal story of growing up in the  segregated South and how his experience, and a song that he wrote as a teenager, became the plot of his book. Students were spellbound as he discussed the process of writing and publishing a book.

Mr. Camp recently had his third book, Twenty-nine Dimes, a Love Story, published, and his sequel to Wet Matches is in the final editing stages. – (Mr. Tim Wagner, Instructor-Teacher)

Randolph Randy Camp's award-winning 'Wet Matches'

Randolph Randy Camp’s award-winning ‘Wet Matches’


‘Wet Matches: A Novel’ is an inspiring and uplifting story about five homeless ‘throwaway’ teens 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 back 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. BRIEF EXCERPT: It’s kind of late and Crystal Canaday is in the baby nursery room. Scantly cladded in her tantilizing see-through night gown, sad-eyed Crystal quietly fiddles with the brightly colored animals of a dangling mobile hovering above a toy-filled crib. Preoccupied with wishful thoughts of motherhood, Crystal finger-brushes a stuffed teddy bear in the crib then slowly steps away towards the door. ‘WET MATCHES: A NOVEL’ book chapters include Chapter 1. Crystal And Jack, Chapter 2. The Reunion, Chapter 3. Jalan And The Teens, Chapter 4. The Journey, Chapter 5. New Home, New Beginnings. 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.
Read more at http://www.bookdaily.com/book/3115740/wet-matches-a-novel#pRwJzk5JT50063fP.99
Connect and ‘LIKE’  Randolph Randy Camp on FaceBook at http://www.facebook.com/rcstories 
Author Randolph R. Camp attends ECC Scholarship Luncheon on May 3, 2013

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

Follow Randolph Randy Camp on TWITTER @rcstories 
Randolph Randy Camp’s fourth novel “29 Dimes: A Love Story” is a love story amid a crazy explosive summer.
Contemporary Author Randolph Randy Camp

Contemporary Author Randolph Randy Camp


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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