New Novel Brings 1960s to Life with Story of ‘Paul and Rosa’

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Harry Anderson, Jr. tells story of young love, muscle cars, drag racing in new novel

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The Pontiac GTO was introduced in 1964. Credited by many as the sole reason for the muscle car boom of the 1960s and ’70s, the GTO is still held in high regard by many muscle car enthusiasts. Author Harry Anderson, Jr. is one such enthusiast.

Anderson’s love for muscle cars manifests in his new novel, “Paul and Rosa” (published by AuthorHouse), which plants readers in the 1960s, a time when muscle cars were king.

Paul Edmonds, a black youth in Detroit, is falling in love with Rosa Robinson, his classmate. Unfortunately for Paul, her mother is adamant about Rosa not having any boys in her life while at high school. Fortunately for Paul, love and his Pontiac Tempest are on his side.

“Paul and Rosa” follows Paul as he struggles to show Rosa his true emotions and prove himself to her mother. From drag racing to classic burger joints, Anderson recreates the era of the muscle car in hopes of taking readers to what he believes was a simpler and happier time.

An excerpt from “Paul and Rosa”:

“Their conversations were about everything and anything. Rosa was in the passenger seat and Anne in the back. Patty and Rosa then got out of the Beetle to sit on the front trunk and Anne sat in the passenger seat with the door swung opened. They were chatting away until a dark navy 1964 Ford squad car with the lettering DEARBORN POLICE in bold white lettering pulled up alongside of them. The two white male officers got out and approached the three.”

“Paul and Rosa”
By Harry Anderson, Jr.
Softcover | 5 x 8 in | 330 pages | ISBN 9781496948342
E-Book | 330 pages | ISBN 9781496948335
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Harry Anderson, Jr. has been a freelance writer for more than 30 years. Born August 17, 1959 in Detroit, Anderson fondly remembers his childhood days of the 1960s, the age of muscle cars and high-performance vehicles. A graduate of Detroit’s Wayne State University, Anderson has written general sports and motorsports articles for the Detroit News, the Oakland Press, the Michigan Chronicle and Front Page, the Michigan Citizen, the Windsor Star and African American on Wheels. He lives in Southfield, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, and is the father of two children.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. For more information or to publish a book, visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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