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Checking in at the Crowbar Hotel

Checking in at the Crowbar Hotel let's you check in without being arrested!  The Crowbar Hotel, popular slang for juvenile jail, the slammer, is a cultural phenomenon characterized by the resourcefulness, language, and rituals of its members.  Kids at the Crowbar create, invent, endure, and survive.  Some do these better than others. Just like each of us.  Join the journey and experience life through the eyes of a Crowbar kid. 
Letters from the Outs
First there was the Crowbar Hotel and readers were introduced to the characters the make that juvenile facility buzz with life. Letters introduces you to more young adults who have come to mend their ways.
Clean Shorts

Clean Shorts is a collection of twelve very different short stories.  Each one is drawn from Gary’s experiences and/or his imagination! Some of the stories come from travel adventures… or misadventures. Some have a local flavor; things that happened closer to Gary’s home near Santa Barbara, California.  The stories are about people and their places and sometimes, people who are out of place.
Romeo's Breakfast
Romeo's Breakfast is a collection of 16 stories.  Each story is different, and they are intended to be unrelated to each other. Many of the stories are inspired by personal experiences beginning with the first story, Keeping Score.

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