WE'RE GOING BACK TO THE POOL!!
Buy The Happenstances at the Yellow County Community College a Couple of Semesters Later (The Happenstances... Book 2) here:
PRAISE FOR THE HAPPENSTANCES... book 2
"Heartwarming and hilarious tales of friendship that unfold at a blistering pace, the second book in The Happenstances . . . series is such a remarkable feat of young adult fiction that all I can say is: Dive in!"
--Joe McGinniss Jr., Author of The Delivery Man and Carousel Court
"I would read an entire encyclopedia if Peter Harmon penned the prose. His witty way with words will have you chuckling and smiling with every turn of the page. The happenstances tucked away in this beautifully wordsmith-ed creation make for a perfect summer read. Get ready to dog-ear this book again and again because as Pete says: 'a dog-ear is a promise--hold my spot; I'll be back with reinforcements as soon as I can.' And this is a book that should be read as soon as you can!"
--Brittany Raschdorf, Author of The Hypnotist's Daughter
"Harmon clearly had a blast creating this heartfelt and charming ode to summer love and witty wordplay, and the fun is infectious! I'd dog-ear every page that made me smile, but it would bend the whole book."
--Andrew Adams, Creator/writer Schismatic and Revisionaries
"Did you ever want to go back in time--re-live a special moment with your closest friends? Well Peter Harmon has done just that, or at least he has created a time that should have been for a slightly off kilter, deftly drawn cast of characters who inhabit the suburban community of Yellow County. In this, his second in the series, Harmon reunites the crew from the Yellow County Community Swim & Racquet Club as they enter their adult years and takes them on a dizzying journey of self-discovery through occasionally bizarre but unfailingly funny plot twists and turns. The characters will be familiar to you, even if you haven't read Harmon's first book--which by all means you should. They are a well-conceived caricature of the kids we grew up with, and they live on in what we can all hope will be a third and fourth and many more adventures."
--Douglas A. Weiss, Author of Life, Love & Internet Dating
"The fun characters you know and love are back! Harmon knows how to bring a story to life, with his wit and vivid storytelling this summer read will have you hooked from the start."
--Jennifer & Hannah, TurnsMyPage
"Get ready to hit the ground reading as all your favorite wacky, unpredictable and forever lovable characters return, a few years older and yet hilariously not-all-that-wiser! Harmon's witty wordplay and refreshing new take on breaking fourth walls allows us to join arms with our endearingly well-intentioned misfits--together finding love, fighting inner demons and ultimately striving to discover happiness in all of life's happenstances."
--Jamie Petitto, Digital Media Producer
It’s a couple of semesters after the fateful Tri-County Relay Race that changed everything for the crew from Yellow County, Maryland. Charlie is treading water at a dead-end job, uninspired as a writer once again, and taking classes at the Yellow County Community College. Roheed is a successful app developer on the west coast, but his relationship with his girlfriend Florence is on the rocks. Jonathan is the swim team coach at the community college. He’s not living at the Swim and Racquet Club anymore and he’s never looked back.
When Jonathan and his fiancée’s wedding weekend brings the gang back together it kicks off another series of happenstances that could mean the end of old relationships, the beginning of new friendships, and the bottling of miniature pirate ships (well except for that last one). A villain threatens the wedding and the gang has to rely on an old traitor, a new flame, and a forgotten family member to hopefully wed Jonathan and his betrothed, keep Roheed and Florence together, and maybe inspire Charlie to get off his bum and follow his dreams.
The citizens of Peter L. Harmon’s wonderfully weird fictional Maryland county are back in this essential, esoteric new chapter in The Happenstances… saga
SUMMER IS HERE!!
Buy The Happenstances at the Yellow County Community Swim and Racquet Club the Summer Before Last (The Happenstances... Book 1) here:
PRAISE FOR THE HAPPENSTANCES... book 1
“Full of wit, charm, hilarious one-liners and clever digressions, Peter Harmon’s Happenstances plays in a landscape of Americana reminiscent of John Hughes, but with tongue planted in cheek, pokes fun at familiar tropes and archetypical comedic characters while at the same time valuing all the elements enough to deliver a fresh and enjoyable summer read. Poppy - and full of pop-culture references that’ll have Millennials giggling out loud and sharing the text with their friends - Happenstances doesn’t take itself too seriously while still respecting its readers, resulting in the perfect poolside read (and not only because it takes place at a pool!)”
- Jason Stefaniak, award winning filmmaker
“A sheer wave of nostalgia hits me in Peter Harmon’s book... I am reminded of the pure joy of being a kid and figuring it out... Thank you Peter for taking me back to the good ole days! This is a book that I recommend to anyone looking for an endearing summer read.”
- Gabrielle Christian, actress/ activist
“Forget what you think you know about the perfect summer break and allow yourself to high-dive into the heartbreak, exhilaration, and sheer madness that’s waiting for you at the YCCSRC.
Peter Harmon’s charming storytelling will make you believe for the first time in your life that the jerk, babe, nerd and outcast can actually come together to fight in the name of justice -- and, even more surprisingly, make you catch your breath when you realize they might possibly stand a chance.”
- Jamie Petitto, writer and YouTube personality at Gurl.com
Summer is never over.
“Don’t worry, as long as I’m alive and raising h-e-double diving boards those rat bastards aren’t gonna touch us, trust me. I love this place too much not to fight for it.”
Set the summer before last around a series of happenstances at a community swim and racquet club in Yellow County, The Happenstances at the Yellow County Community Swim and Racquet Club the Summer Before Last is a bittersweet, nostalgic, but comic novella about a team of misfits, including a loser who secretly lives in the guard house of the club, a struggling artist with webbed toes, a timid teen with a concave chest, and the beautiful heiress of the Comfort Inn fortune. They have to win the impending Tri-County Relay Race and save the club from being run by a management company that only cares about money. The management company hires an opposing relay team of ringers including a girl with a prosthetic dorsal fin and a man named Carmichael Schmelps who looks suspiciously like a certain Olympic gold medalist.
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