Born in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, a suburb of Amsterdam, Netherlands. American dad, Nederlands mom. Moved to The States in 1976, and have had mixed feelings about it since. Love the US, still feel Dutch, try to combine both.
View the world through rose-colored glasses. I once tried to remove them, but found it to be caused by my eyes after all. Prognosis: no cure.
It's 1948. Teens Frank and Joe Dane, sons of nationally famous private detective Ben Dane, are enjoying their summer vacation. But then their dad asks them to come along on a little trip up the coast, to a tourist town where strange things have been happening...and the boys are off on a mysterious case with two friends in tow.
Events take an immediate turn for the worse as it soon becomes obvious that someone is out to stop the investigation...someone willing to use any means at his disposal to win!
An homage to the Hardy Boys adventures that some of us read as kids, except that in this one, the boys are...um, well...you'll see.
Summer vacation had started out well for Derry and Caleb. There was much to occupy two adventurous boys in the rural landscape in which they lived. They had the woods, and the fields, and the waterways to occupy them.
And they had each other.
But then they made a discovery - a strange place hidden in the forest, a pathway to lands beyond description. And suddenly, the summer was not quite so simple any longer.
Steve and Chris, who met and became close in Thrift Shop Nation, return in another tale.
Working at the thrift shop has proved to be both interesting and rewarding for the boys. The summer is nearing its end, but both want the job to go on. They have been discovering that the thrift shop is more than just a job, and that Debbi is more than just a boss.
And that life among the world of 'previously owned' items is a long way from being dull...
The summer that began with Rules of the Road is drawing to a close. Brian and Jeff have become close, despite their inability to have their relationship out in the open. But time and events - and people - have a way of adapting, and the closing days of summer are just the starting days of new things.
Kevin was seventeen, and unhappy. He was in love with his best friend, but unable to share those emotions with him. And, he lived on pins and needles with his dad, who seemed not to care about anything that went on in his son's life.
Kevin had found some relief in writing - tales of other worlds and other life. But now his best friend was going to prod him into something new; something that would change Kevin's existence altogether.
Steve Henson was looking for a summer job. Small town life didn't provide much in the way of employment for idle teenagers, so when his mom located him a possible spot at a new business opening in town, Steve jumped at the chance to check it out.
And found the answer to all of his dreams in the process...
Charlie and his boyfriend Kippy are caught up in getting ready for Halloween. The day is almost there and they haven't quite figured out how to handle it. What they want more than anything is to have fun - and it looks like events just might conspire to make that happen!
Jesse and Marty are still moving along on their voyage of discovery - which just keeps getting bigger, and wilder, and...well, stranger. But that's okay, because they're having fun, and they're learning a lot. And they're together, which has come to mean a lot to both of them. It's about discovery, right?
And, this time around, about being discovered, as well.
Jesse and Marty are getting to know each other, and their new world together. Neither have ever had a friend quite like the other. It's a voyage of exploration, and both of them are having fun along the way. Fun, and other stuff. Sometimes the other stuff is what it's all about.
Jesse and Marty have found each other, and now they are exploring - learning about each other, and enjoying the process. Summer vacation has just started, and time is something they have plenty of to share. But this particular day will bring something new - a meeting, and a new way of seeing, and the realization that others share their wonder and joy - their intimate pleasures - but also their innermost fears. This day will be one they remember forever.
Jesse and Marty have become friends, and something more. The speed with which they have come together is a little baffling to them both. But it's summer, school is out, and their adventure together is just beginning.
Life is tough when you're 13, and summer vacation is coming on, and then your best friend moves away. You're very best friend - your boyfriend. For Jesse, it seemed like the end of the world. But Jesse is about to have someone new enter his life - someone quite unlike anyone he has ever met.
Jesse is about to learn that sometimes what seems like unkind fate is actually - The Charm.
It's 1984. Sixteen year-old Brian Temple is getting his first car - a muscle car from the golden era of the sixties - a car as old as himself. A car means freedom, and membership in the car crowd at school. But Brian also has a secret life - one his friends are unaware of - Brian is gay. And now he is about to meet someone who will change his life forever.