Horton Bay

by Frederick W. Koteskey



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 18/04/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 152
ISBN : 9781585004867

About the Book

You're invited to visit Michigan's Horton Bay in the 1930s when the world was young and the delightful innocence of Billy Snyder presents the reader with a few hours of pleasure reminiscing about a gentle time in our history that never again can be. This book has short chapters and is easily readable in one sitting. Let the reader share the happy and carefree days of the Great Depression in a community held together by its concern for everyone.

Share young Billy's sensitive life as he helps his father build a log cabin in a grove of maple trees, as he goes from one adventure to another, as he wonders about his family's fundamental religion, and as he questions the subtle bigotry of the community. Shop at Horton Bay's general store, look in at the village blacksmith, join the worshipers at the local church, watch a Fourth of July fireworks display create havoc on the beach, sneak a peak at some girls skinny dipping in the moonlight, become part of the pleasures at a family reunion, feel the helplessness of the bucket brigade trying to extinguish the flames consuming a farm house, and sense the strength of a mighty threshing machine delivering golden grains of wheat for the harvest. These are but a few of the many experiences the reader will enjoy throughout the pages of Horton Bay.

About the Author

Frederick W. Koteskey earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri, a Bachelor of Arts from Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), and Master of Arts from the University of Northern Colorado. Some of his post-graduate work was done in England with University of Birmingham's Extra Mural Division at Stratford-upon-Avon. Before teaching English and/or journalism from the junior high to junior college level in Michigan, Colorado, Germany, and Florida, he worked for the J. L. Hudson Company in Detroit, Michigan. In addition to classroom teaching, Koteskey was newspaper and yearbook advisor, was a lecturer in these fields, was a ghost writer in the Denver community, and did public relations for the Little Theatre of the Rockies at the University of Northern Colorado. The author has enjoyed writing as a hobby and is a past member of the National Writers Club and The Rocky Mountain Writers Guild. His first novel is written from personal experience as he knows the Horton Bay area of Michigan well as he spent many of his early summers there. An army veteran of World War II, he is now retired and living in Pensacola, Florida.