Bob O'Kelley

Bob O'Kelley

When I was a child, I had a hard time accepting this plane of existence. I could remember who I really was and, compared to that. this world has little to offer.

I spent some time traveling around Europe looking for something. I’m not sure what, maybe it was me.

 After serving in Vietnam I worked for Dun and Bradstreet for a while. Putting me in an office was like riding around with nitro-glycerin in your car. I knew sooner or later I was going to blow so I bounced around for a while then started driving a truck. I liked seeing the country and strutting around in cowboy boots. For five years I drove a truck for our military in Iraq. On my return, I began writing and never looked back. I am a graduate of the University of West Georgia.

Original Baby Boomers

The sixties, what happened? How did America move from the three-button suit world of the fifties to the chaos of the modern world. Sex drugs, rock and roll they say. What was it like to grow up in one world and to live as an adult in another. What was it like to go to college, war, and to fall in love in a world in flux. Rick and Maryanne can feel the changes around them. It test their love, breaks them apart, damages them, but in the end love survives.

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