Coming of age stories don’t have to be all teenage angst, they can be fun-filled adventures. With humor, we follow a young man’s coming of age in the late 1950s. Starting in the summer before his freshman year it follows him through high school and beyond. He finds wealth as an inventor and fame in Hollywood as he searches for a girlfriend. Wealth and fame prove far easier than girls.
The fifth book, ‘Star to Deckhand,’ has Rick working and living in California. Starring in a new movie has its challenges whilst going on Holidays is a world of its own.
As Rick gains skills in his new role as an actor he finds that he can sing, to a point. A dark and dangerous side of the family comes forth when Soviet Agents kidnap his sister. The move into Jackson House has its surprises. While the family flies to England for their Holiday, Rick works his way there as a deckhand on a freighter. Cuba, Argentina, Africa, and England each have their own adventures for our maturing young man.
This tongue in cheek saga is all true, give or take a lie or two.