Brighton releases "Sam, Tyrone, The Streak and Me" in print format from R. Clifford Blair
"In a breathtakingly brilliant work, the author's weave a tapestry of enduring love, abiding friendships, and hope for surviving the stormy seas of life."
"Sam, Tyrone, The Streak and Me" is now available in eBook and print formats from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other leading book retailers nationwide. The print format is distributed by Ingram, the world's largest wholesale book distributor, in addition to being available worldwide through the Espresso Book Machine Network.
Synopsis: Franklin Pierce Holloway learns about love, loyalty and loss on the porch swing of his home in small-town Alabama from his faithful Bluetick hound, Tyrone, his best friend, Sam, and Butler, the new boy in town.
When a new boy moves in to the house next door, nine year old Franklin is worried about competition for the affection of his best friend, Sam. Sam lives two doors down, is the daughter of his mother's best friend, spends most evenings at Franklin's house watching Have Gun Will Travel, and saved Franklin from the town bully in first grade when she beat the holy living tar out of him because he sat on Franklin's back. Already, Franklin knows he will always love Sam.
By the end of their yearly vacation in a remote summer home on St. Teresa Beach, Franklin realizes he has grown to love the strange character who moved in next door and feels an overwhelming desire to protect him, not only from the town bullies, the Harrises, but also from those who scorn him simply because he looks different.
Sam, Tyrone, the Streak, and Me is a story of enduring love, abiding friendships, and hope for surviving the stormy seas of life from an unusual source ...
... the Little Petunia.
After the death of his father at age nine and being incorrectly labeled as having an intellectual deficit, Cliff was finally diagnosed at age 16 with a rare eye disease. Upon graduation from the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind, his true genius was serendipitously discovered by a graduate student from the University of Florida. Cliff went on to become a world-renowned researcher and professor of biostatistics at both John Hopkins University and The University of South Florida.
While writing his second novel, Cliff was diagnosed with ALS, and passed away in early 2019. Cathy promised to complete it for him if he was unable. Sam, Tyrone, The Streak and Me is the result. Promise made, promise kept, with love.