The Captive Committee

by Helen Wilcox



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/21/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781587215278

About the Book

Hoping to have a little excitement in their quiet ordinary lives, a few senior citizens, at the urging of a couple of aging swingers, formed a committee to prepare for their long awaited 50th high school class reunion, expecting to have a whale of a party. But what they got was a lot more than they bargained for.

Joining the chairpersons, a retired schoolteacher, a minister's wife, the high school jock, a full time career woman, a former H-Y member, was a disgruntled, angry psychotic and questionable classmate, who managed to infiltrate their group for the sole purpose of destroying this reunion.

This humorous account is of the complicated changes that began happening in their everyday lives as events on the committee go from bad to worse. The bumpy ride changes all of their lives forever.

About the Author

Born in Akron, Ohio, I moved with my parents to California in my teens. I met my husband Wil at Oakland's Fremont High School, graduating together in l946. We have since shared many class reunions through the years, even working on a few committees.

Shortly after attending our very successful 50th high school class reunion where Wil and I helped out on the committee, I started to write this book. The group of friends we worked with was such a pleasurable experience, that the thought of everything going wrong seemed like a provocative idea for a story.

This was my first attempt at a novel, quite a departure from the sweet simple short stories in rhyme for children that I love to write.