Another of my passions is editing books for other authors. I particularly enjoyed working on this book for this first-time author. It’s an amazing story of a young man on a dangerous and life-changing journey from the beaches of Florida at only 18 years of age to the War in Vietnam. This is book one in the series, and it will be available on April 4, 2023.
As a teenage boy in the Sunshine State in the 1960s, Ron Tucker was living the good life. An avid surfer who excelled at all high school sports, including girls, Ron spent his days and nights living a young man’s dream. But when he signed up for the draft in 1971, as expected, his life took a wide turn into the unknown future of a young soldier during the war in Vietnam.
From his senior year in high school, his relationship with his high school sweetheart to graduation day, basic training, and beyond, Ron sees the reality of adulthood coming at him at the speed of a giant wave. However, growing up proves to be the hardest wave to ride. It’s unpredictable and filled with all types of characters and experiences that prove there’s much more than just a lot of fish in the sea.
This story follows Ron on his journey from home, to basic training, to realizing his sweetheart may not be who he thought she was. Ron explores new friendships and a whole world beyond the beaches of Florida. One thing he learns fast; is that while riding that wave of life, sometimes, you’re going to wipe out, but once in a while, you ride that wave all the way to the beach.