Teasers from ‘Wet Matches’

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?)

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“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.

Contemporary Author Randolph Randy Camp

Contemporary Author Randolph Randy Camp

Randy Camp with friend Karen (dark hair) and Ms. Conley on May 2, 2014 at ECC Scholarship Luncheon in Williamsville, NY.

Randy Camp with friend Karen (dark hair) and Ms. Conley on May 2, 2014 at ECC Scholarship Luncheon in Williamsville, 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

‘FALSE DANDELIONS’ a contemporary Southern crime fiction novel is now available via Amazon and B&N, or you may visit the following LINK to learn more and purchase your paperback copy of ‘False Dandelions’   https://www.createspace.com/3942146  

 Blurb excerpts  from ‘Wet Matches’….

Cole excitedly explains to Crystal, “This is what I’ve been working on. I’m calling it ‘Not Wet Matches’, and my friend I’d met at the beach is gonna help me type it all up…And she says that she’s gonna help me find a publisher too!”

Lori Vincent interrupts, ” Look, I don’t know whatcha got goin’ wit’ Shell an all but the bottom line is sometimes blood just ain’t thicker than water.”

‘WET MATCHES’ explores the fictional lives of five homeless teens (all HIV positive) as they get a second chanceWriter Randolph Randy Camp at East High School

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.

‘Wet Matches’ takes a contemporary look at America’s growing teen runaway and teen homelessness problems…and it’s done in an entertaining way without being preachy. Look for the paperback novel or ebook version on Amazon. *Also, ‘Wet Matches: A Novel’ can be purchased directly via the following LINK:  https://www.createspace.com/3698827 

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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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summer. Seven hearts. 29 Dimes. It wasn’t your typical LA summer. No one
could’ve predicted what happened that day in Silver Lake. It was a summer of
passion, confusion, and growth. One hot, crazy summer. Seven hungry hearts. 29
Dimes. Award-winning, prolific writer Randolph Randy Camp creates a moving,
tender love story amid a wild, crazy summer as Teki, Ronnie, Pepe, Brittany,
Kalib, Tip, and Valerie each will have an experience that will shape and change
their young lives forever. Valerie has the kind of natural beauty that belongs
on magazine covers. All the guys in Silver Lake dream about her. One guy will
get lucky this summer and win her heart. Pepe’s mouth has always gotten him into
trouble. A talented street poet, will Pepe’s provocative, ‘in your face’ anthem
‘Hear My Echo!’ get him into trouble at this summer’s Silver Lake street
festival? Teki will be the first to admit that she’s certainly not your typical
Chinese girl. A gifted musical prodigy, Teki once got kicked out of a
prestigious music academy for rocking a reggae rhythm instead of the required
Beethoven tune at her classical piano recital. Now, at seventeen, Teki fronts an
all-girl progressive reggae band in Silver Lake. Kalib is a young Armenian
computer whiz who is hoping to win Valerie’s heart this summer. Carrying the
agonizing weight of his family’s dark past on his shoulders, Kalib believes that
Valerie’s love could wash away all of that pain, if only he could somehow
convince her to go out with him. A gifted storyteller, Randolph Randy Camp
offers the reader a realistic glimpse of contemporary life in the Los Angeles
community of Silver Lake. If you still believe that love can happen to the most
unlikely people and that love still can be found in the most unusual place then
Randolph Randy Camp’s ’29 Dimes: A Love Story’ is for you. One summer. Seven
hearts. 29 Dimes.

Author Randolph Randy Camp with High School Students, discussing his novel 'Wet Matches', December 2013.

Author Randolph Randy Camp with High School Students, discussing his novel ‘Wet Matches’, December 2013.

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