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CJ Book I:Summer
CJ's fifteen when his step-father banishes from his home for being gay. When he moves to Washington to live with his father, he begins a journey of discovery. Completed...
CJ Book II:Autumn
A new season presents fresh challenges, as CJ and his dads deal with the aftermath of events which threatened to change their lives at the end of summer. Completed...
CJ Book III:Winter
A birthday celebration, a trip to Australia, and a surprise ending which once again impacts the lives of CJ and his fathers. Completed...
CJ Book IV:Spring
Recovery, betrayal, and more life-changing events face CJ and his dads as their first year together comes to a close. Completed...
CJ Book V:Travels
CJ explores new places and revisits others. His journey of discovery continues while he travels with friends and family. Completed...
CJ Book VI:Walls
Some will find new lives and some will die during CJ's final years in high school. His circle of friends and acquaintances continues to expand and his future path becomes defined. Completed...
Rarely do I find myself at a loss for words; heck, I'm one of those strange people who enjoys public speaking. Yet I'm not sure what I should share here. Let's try some basic data: I'm almost 60 years old, was born in Cuba, my mother's family was from Spain, my father's from Turkey. Yeah, I'm a mutt. I have two younger brothers, both married and with children. We lived in Puerto Rico for a while but moved to Miami, Florida in time for me to attend high school and learn English there. I still reside in South Florida; the only time I left the state other than on vacation, was when I went to college.
I'm a retired accountant, worked for a large international firm after graduation and then owned my own practice. After its sale, I was involved in local politics and with several not-for-profit organizations. I'm an avid biker, a sports fan, love traveling, and have lost count of the number of tattoos on my body.
Summer was the first story I ever wrote. I have toyed with the idea of going back and rewriting it but have decided to share it with all its warts showing in the hope readers will notice the storytelling getting better as time goes on.