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One 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.
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About the Author
Randolph Randy Camp was born on March 12, 1961 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. After running the Los Angeles Marathon two years in a row and seeing the eclectic, diverse neighborhoods along the 26-mile route, Randy knew that one day he had to write a story about Los Angeles, with the city itself as a central character. And, in this case of '29 Dimes: A Love Story', both LA and its adjoining communities of Silver Lake and Echo Park take on significant roles within this contemporary tale. Randy is a Quarter-Finals Winner of the prestigious Writers Network 14th Annual Screenplay and Fiction Competition in Los Angeles. Randy has five daughters, Natasha, Christina, Randie, Melinda, and Ranielle, and one son Joshua. Two of Randy's all-time favorite quotes are "DON'T LET OTHERS DEFINE YOU -- YOU DEFINE YOURSELF!" and "DON'T BE AFRAID TO DREAM BIG!"