My Lonely Room
Life wasn't so great in the '50s when you didn't have much of a relationship with your parents or the ability to play street games. You would rather be secluded in your lonely room, using your imagination to write stories and draw comic books than drown in negativity from your mother or humiliation by your peers. All of this can change for Jimmy Yadenik when he meets Johnny, his soon to be mentor and member of the Vandals, and he applies for membership. But the transition won't be easy.
About John A. Vikara (Scranton, Pennsylvania Author)
John A. Vikara, a New York City native, now retired from a career as an insurance adjuster and living in Pennsylvania. He has self-published a trilogy of novels - The Vandals, Adjuster, and National Defense - and a novella, Auld Lang Syne, to complete the series.
His recent novel, My Lonely Room, is the prequel to the series and has been chosen as runner-up for YA novels in the Maxy Awards, Silver Award in Human Relations Indie Book Awards, winner of the McGrath House Indie Books award for historical fiction, Gold Award from Literary Titans and a finalist in two other contests. He has placed third in two short story contests and has had short stories appear in several E-magazines.