Ski Bum Chronicles

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About the author:
Jeff Lyon writes adventurous tales, laced with humor, from fifty-three years of personal escapades. His stories are based on actual events and filled with extraordinary characters in fascinating locales. Names are changed to protect the far from innocent and facts altered only when needed to avoid the tedium of memoirs.

After graduating from the University of North Texas, Jeff decided to go skiing for a season in Winter Park, Colorado. He stayed four years. Jeff returned to Texas and worked as a Health Inspector for seven years and then three years as a Fire Marshal for the city of Lewisville.

Jeff moved to Florida with his girlfriend, Karen Reneau, married her and became a professional boat captain. He spent the next four years running sailboats and power yachts up and down the Atlantic from Chesapeake Bay to Trinidad, South America. Jeff currently resides in Chicago, Illinois where he spends his summers captaining other peoples' boats on Lake Michigan and winters writing.

Dozens of Jeff's travelogues have been published in newspapers and magazines. Jeff's first published novel Hank is a testament to his hillbilly, great uncle. His second novel Bliss documents the hilarious growing pains during Lewisville's spectacular building boom. Jeff's latest and best work is Ski Bum Chronicles. It's a fantastic journey through the wide eyes of a Texas kid living his dream in the majestic Rocky Mountains.

Ski Bum Chronicles

Authored by Mr. Jeff L Lyon

It's 1981. Ross Ryan heads to Colorado from Texas to pursue the carefree lifestyle of a Rocky Mountain ski bum. The bonds he makes with Elk Valley Ranch staff help Ross survive a near fatal skiing accident, death of a friend, getting busted and tragic romances.

Seasonal staff are the peons of paradise. They learn to party and survive on a pittance. Take a trip with Ross into the transient world of ski resort employees, who grew up on groovy in the 70s to ride the 80s new wave.

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Publication Date:
145657731X / 9781456577315
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Humorous

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