by James F. Bonomo
The long days of summer vacation often promise adventure and new experiences, but for one eleven-year-old boy, the summer spent at his grandparents’ house at Rockaway Beach brings a rewarding mix of exploration, challenges, and life lessons.
In Boardwalk Wolves, Weasels, and One Other Villain, young Laurie spends his days following his child-like logic and single-mindedness. Whether it’s struggling to understand the complex emotional world of adults, scheming with friends to vie for a coveted prize at the arcade, or enduring countless confrontations with a reckless and dangerous bully, Laurie learns that his actions can bring unintended consequences. One adventure in particular threatens everything he knows: trying to lure out the killer mad dog – or is it a wolf? – said to live under the boardwalk. When Laurie seeks to discover once and for all whether such a beast inhabits the beach, ultimately he finds something more valuable in the poignant outcome of this nostalgic tale.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
James F. Bonomo is a New York native who has made his home in Florida for the past twenty years; he and his wife share two children. A former vice president of a major national bank, Bonomo holds an associate’s degree in liberal arts, a bachelor’s of music, and a master of arts and letters from Roger Williams College-University, Rhode Island College, and Florida Atlantic University respectively. He is currently enrolled in the Doctoral program in the Fine Arts at Florida Atlantic University. He is a fourth-degree black belt instructor and is a member of the Japan “Shotokan” Karate Association. As an organist, he has performed concert recitals for many years. He has also been a talk show radio host and has produced his own television shows for cable television. Although an avid writer, this is his first published book.
(2007, paperback, 184 pages)