The Adventures of Brooks and Rip
A children’s book by Randy Gray
Children’s Book by Local Author
Walkersville resident Randy Gray has written a youth fiction book, geared toward children between the ages of 8 and 14.
Gray, a public relations specialist and former broadcast news anchor/reporter, wrote the book from memories of his childhood which was long before the Internet, cell phones and Zoom meetings. He says while children may enjoy it, adults also may like to reminisce about the ‘good ole’ days.
The Adventures of Brooks and Rip, which is completely fictional, mentions areas in-and-around Walkersville. Gray grew up in Baltimore in the 1960’s where he idolized sports figures from the Orioles and Colts. The title character in the book, a 12-year-old boy, is named after O’s legend Brooks Robinson; his loyal dog Rip is named after the Birds’ “Ironman” Cal Ripken Jr.
The story tells of Brooks, Rip and their friends riding bikes everywhere, building forts in the
woods, having snowball battles and playing outside until the street lights came on.
The book in on sale through Amazon.com