Trucker Dude: Confessions of a Ramblin’ Man: ($20, 164pp, 6X9”: Paperback: ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-277-7; $35: Hardback: ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-278-4; $2.99: EBook ISBN-13: 978-1-68114-279-1; LCCN: 2016942467; August 1, 2016; Purchase on Amazon or Barnes & Noble): TD is an artist and former football player who has a sore ass from long-haul trucking. He’s thinking about taking a year off just to paint and hang out with his girlfriend, Linda Sue, when his trucker friend Flynn proposes an armored car heist. TD—short for Tommy Dennison and Trucker Dude—agrees to go along with the elaborate plan, despite serious misgivings. He quits his trucking job, but not before a final run from Seattle to Miami. On the road he meets Jason, a hitchhiking singer-songwriter with hippie and religious tendencies. Jason was studying for the priesthood, but his sideline as a chick magnet derailed that career course. As they gradually become friends, TD confides his qualms about the heist. He also has qualms about marriage, but Linda Sue is getting tired of her girlfriend status, giving TD a lot to think about out there on the highway of life.
Press: Spotlight on Alaska Books: Trucker Dude by John Foley, July 28, 2016: 49 Writers: LovAlaska
John Foley is a writer, teacher and artist living in Prescott Valley, Arizona. John has written several YA novels, including Hoops of Steel, which was named a Book for the Teen-Age in 2008. In addition, he has been Artist-in-Residence at several national parks, and his paintings have been juried into many shows. Currently John works as a high school English teacher. He is a former newspaper reporter, and his freelance work has appeared in Sail Magazine, Alaska Magazine, Heinemann Books for Young Readers and many other publications.