"What if there was a place where regular guys were heroes and the girl who didn't get asked to prom had no problem finding a camp romance? Welcome to summer camp..."
I've been in love with summer camp since my first counseling experience at age sixteen. Throughout high school, I spent my months of "camp withdrawal" searching the bookshelves for books about camp so I could be at camp, even if it was just a book. I did find some great books set at summer camp, but they most often followed one of two main plots: 1) a kid is forced off to camp and doesn't want to go at all but ends up deciding camp is okay in the end or 2) several characters from an already-established series go to camp together and do whatever they would have been doing in any other book of the series except they are at camp now instead of school.
My books will never contain one of those formulaic camp plots. They are about camp as I knew it--a magical place where once a year (for a week or for a summer) you could be someone special, someone different from the person who struggled through the other 51 weeks of the year, a place where you were reunited with your best friends in the world, a place where things were way better and way different than "real life." Summer camp is a place where regular guys are heroes and the girl who didn't get asked to prom always has someone to dance with.
I met my husband at camp, and we now bring our kids there. It's been twenty years since my first week counseling at church camp, and I still spend time there every summer. I want everybody to be able to experience the fun, joy, laughter, and even the tears of camp, even if their only experience is through a book.