Bean And Ab Mysteries

Bean and Ab Mysteries

When he’s being awkward, tongue-tied, and, generally overwhelmed, Bean is me as I was at that age. When he’s being competent, smart, innovative, and effective, he’s what I wanted to be. That said, I like Bean and, having both grown up on an island off the coast of Maine, have a lot in common with him. Ab is based very loosely on Debbie, a dark-eyed beauty from New York City whose family visited the island every summer and with whom I would love to have had the kind of adventures that Bean and Ab share and, I guess, now I have. Spooky is sort of a composite of a number of guys I grew up with; mostly Peanut and Poacher. I love writing these stories because, through them, I get to fulfill the fantasies of my youth. But it’s not about me – at least not any more – these kids have developed personalities of their own and established themselves as solid, flesh-and-blood, three-dimensional people who have amazing strength of character and, in the course of their adventures, reveal traits of loyalty, integrity, grit, and sacrifice that challenge me to be better than I am.



2 responses to “Bean And Ab Mysteries

  1. alibifolio

    July 14, 2020 at 7:56 pm

    Thank you for your kind comments, Ginalanya. It’s always a delight when someone enjoys reading Bean and Ab as much as I do writing them. The Riddle of Misery Light has yet to be written because I’ve been devoting time to other books. At present, there is a production company in Hollywood that has expressed an interest in making a movie of the first book – The Secret of the Missing Grave (now called Keeping Secrets), always a long shot. If that happens, I’ll get busy on Riddle of Misery Light, if not . . . well, we’ll see. Thank you for asking!

  2. Ginalanya Troop

    July 13, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Hello! At one time you mentioned a sequel… something about misery light? Just wondering if that was still in the works. Love the first 3 so much!


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