for us to grab for, but it was our golden ring! I dedicate this book to my beloved wife, Fran (May), who has sadly since passed on.
Hanover, PA (Vocus) September 17, 2010
Hey! You Guys: Ever Been Out in a Boat Before?, a new book by Gary Blouse, has been released by RoseDog Books.
As the author describes the book, “This is a true story written about four thirty-plus-year-old friends wanting to get more out of life than just sitting on their thumbs and doing the slow decay thingy! We couldn’t afford to be great world travelers, but on a whim one day we decided to do something we could all take on: short trips for boating and fishing. Even though we knew nothing about it, there wasn’t a thing wrong with the idea in my book. We took it upon ourselves to learn the hard way, you know, ‘Just do it!’ This story has all the friendship, the laughing, bickering, and caring about each other all rolled into it. Don’t get any funny ideas, but we practically lived together on our trips.
“I believe it to be very comical at times, yet a sometimes painful set of all true happenings. I can say every one of us truly enjoyed it all. It is funny, hopefully interesting, and truthful to the end. I believe it is worth printing. It may not have been much of a “golden ring” for us to grab for, but it was our golden ring! I dedicate this book to my beloved wife, Fran (May), who has sadly since passed on.”
Author Gary Blouse has been living in Southern Pennsylvania all his life. His home is right in the middle of a large state park area, surrounded by most of his loving family, his good friends, and his customers.
He quit school in his eleventh year of high school, thinking it wasn’t for him. He went to a local college five years later and got his GED. He worked for years in a local defense plant and other mills to get into the grocery stores.
He was raised by poor religious parents in a family of nine children. Being in the middle, he learned quickly the hard way with Mom and Dad’s help. There’s nothing fancy about MWY, as everyone who knows him will agree, but like one of his book characters always tells him, “I’m flexible.”
He’s loved art since he can remember, and he’s now self-employed full time at a job involved in different phases of art. He does some acrylic painting, but admits he is not the best at it. “I do try, though! I don’t have much, but what I have I worked hard to earn and I still do,” says Blouse.
He is a widower. He lost his beloved wife of forty-eight years four years ago this October 15.
Says Blouse of the book, “I wrote this novel because I liked everything that happened to us, good and bad. You can’t just make up the truth; it has to happen and it did. My only hope is all of you like what I tried to convey. That is my inspiration for writing it.”
Hey! You Guys: Ever Been Out in a Boat Before? is a 154-page paperback with a retail price of $16.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-9848-4. It was published by RoseDog Books of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information or to request a review copy, please visit our virtual pressroom at http://www.rosedog.com/pressroom or our online bookstore at http://www.rosedogbookstore.com.