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  1. James Carnarvon
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      • 2011 Poetry Anthology: Into the Unknown
      • 2012 Poetry Anthology: Cracks of Time
      • 2013 Poetry Anthology: Whispers in the Dark
      • 2014 Poetry Anthology: A Storm Is Coming
      • 2015 Poetry Anthology: Remember
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      • 2022 - Anniversary
      • 2021 - Spring - On The Road
      • 2021 - Spring - Potluck 2021
      • 2021 - Fall - A Winding Path
      • 2021 - Fall - An Unconventional Gift
      • 2021 - Fall - Potluck
      • 2020- Spring - Full Moon
      • 2020 - Spring - The Storm
      • 2020 - Fall - Bridges
      • 2020 - Fall - Shadows
      • 2019 - Spring - Into the Stars
      • 2019 - Spring - Snapped
      • 2019 - Fall - Fall From Grace
      • 2019 - Fall - Raincheck
      • 2018 - Spring - Now or Never
      • 2018 - Spring - Encounters
      • 2018 - Fall - Fight Back
      • 2018 - Fall - Good Intentions
      • 2017 - Spring - Unintended Consequences & Jagged Edges
      • 2017 - Fall - The Fallout and Secret Spaces
      • 2016 - Spring - Crossing the Line
      • 2016 - Summer - Wicked Games
      • 2016 - Fall - Blindsided / The Forgotten
      • 2016 - Winter - Rewind: Pre-2016 Themes
      • 2015 - Spring - Full Circle
      • 2015 - Summer - Road Trip
      • 2015 - Fall - Blurred Edges
      • 2015 - Winter - Blackout
      • 2014 - Spring - Nature's Wrath
      • 2014 - Summer - The Backup Plan
      • 2014 - Fall - Scars
      • 2014 - Winter - Chain Reaction
      • 2013 - Spring - A Night To Remember
      • 2013 - Summer - Roll the Dice
      • 2013 - Fall - Pandora's Box
      • 2013 - Winter - Recipe for Disaster
      • 2012 - Spring - It Wasn't Me
      • 2012 - Summer - Choices
      • 2012 - Fall - Friends & Enemies
      • 2012 - Winter - Desperate Ends
      • 2012 - Special - Mayan Tribute: End of the World
      • 2012 - Anniversary - Secrets Can Kill
      • 2011 - Spring - People Are Strange
      • 2011 - Summer - Walk on the Wild Side
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      • 2010 - Summer - Out of this World
      • 2010 - Fall - No Going Back
      • 2010 - Winter - Haunted
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      • 2009 - Fall - Something Unexpected
      • 2009 - Winter - Deceptions
      • 2008 - Annual - It's Just a Game, Right?
      • 2008 - Spring - Living in the Shadows
      • 2008 - Summer - Escape
      • 2008 - Fall - Anniversary
      • 2008 - Winter - Ghosts
      • 2007 - Annual - The Road Not Taken
      • 2007 - Spring - Fairy Tales
      • 2007 - Summer - Ending and Beginnings
      • 2007 - Fall - The Rainy Day
      • 2007 - Winter - Worth Fighting For
      • 2006 - Winter - Blizzard
      • 2006 - Fall - Halloween
      • 2006 - Summer - Going on Vacation
      • 2006 - Spring - Day of Silence
      • 2004 - Winter - Christmas
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      • 2017- April Fool's
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      • 2015 - Secret Santa Short Story
      • 2011 - Novella Contest
      • 2009 - Novella Contest
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  1. La Bella Vacanza 7. Ravello series

    By James Carnarvon, in Fiction. 07/16/2022 (Updated: 07/22/2022)

    Genres: Comedy
    Sub-genres: Comedy Modern
    • teen
    • europe
    • light-hearted
    • modern
    • holiday

    A light-hearted novella in seven short chapters.

    Sixteen-year-old Reza thinks he knows it all until his parents drag him away on a summer holiday to Ravello on Italy’s Amalfi Coast, where a chance encounter by the hotel pool proves to be an education…

    • 7 Chapters
    • 22,202 Words
    • 9,678 Views
    • 154 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  2. Lanterns in the Dark 6. Ravello series

    By James Carnarvon, in Fiction. 05/21/2022 (Updated: 06/10/2022)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Coming of Age
    • teen
    • europe
    • no sex
    • modern
    • love
    • friendship

    A novel in twelve chapters.

    Summer again. Thirteen-year-old Daniele Ferrero reaches out to Marco, a lonely and vulnerable boy who has lost his only friends. Meanwhile, teenage couple Toto and Michele take stock of their future, and Gianni and Angelo suffer a loss.

    There’s trouble in paradise for all concerned. What truths will be revealed when darkness falls?

    • 12 Chapters
    • 69,335 Words
    • 15,255 Views
    • 185 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  3. Dani the Hero 5. Ravello series

    By James Carnarvon, in Fiction. 10/27/2021 (Updated: 01/25/2022)

    Genres: Action/Adventure, General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Adventure, Drama
    • teen
    • europe
    • no sex
    • modern
    • friendship

    A novel in twelve chapters.

    It’s springtime in the Italian mountain town of Ravello, and the community is just starting to wake up for the new tourist season. But something isn’t quite right: businesses are being attacked, and the police are nowhere to be seen.

    Into the midst of all this comes twelve-year-old Daniele Ferrero, a kind and gentle boy who dreams of being a hero but really just wants a friend his own age. One night, when he follows a boy he sort of likes, he gets caught up in a dangerous game that will test his faith in humanity.

    • 12 Chapters
    • 78,206 Words
    • 23,575 Views
    • 177 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  4. Together We Can Fly 4. Ravello series

    By James Carnarvon, in Fiction. 06/03/2021 (Updated: 06/24/2021)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Coming of Age
    • teen
    • gay
    • europe
    • coming out
    • modern
    • love
    • friendship

    Toto is sixteen and in love with his best friend. Michele doesn’t seem to mind, but he never seems to have felt the same way.

    It’s the end of the school year, and Toto is looking forward to spending a long, languid summer together, exploring the hills around their home town of Ravello, but the arrival of new friends brings unexpected twists and turns in their lives.

    Follow Toto and Michele through a summer of decision as they face tough choices about their future.

    • 12 Chapters
    • 74,911 Words
    • 29,757 Views
    • 152 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  5. Michele 3. Ravello series

    By James Carnarvon, in Fiction. 03/18/2021 (Updated: 03/21/2021)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Coming of Age
    • teen
    • europe
    • no sex
    • coming of age
    • serious
    • modern
    • hate
    • friendship

    A short story in four chapters set on the mountainous Italian coast. Michele’s life spirals after a misplaced kiss from his best friend.

    • 4 Chapters
    • 12,156 Words
    • 11,204 Views
    • 38 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
  6. Toto 2. Ravello series

    By James Carnarvon, in Fiction. 03/14/2021 (Updated: 03/17/2021)

    Genres: General Fiction
    Sub-genres: Drama, Coming of Age
    • teen
    • europe
    • no sex
    • coming of age
    • coming out
    • serious
    • modern
    • friendship

    A short story in four chapters set on the mountainous Italian coast. Seven years after ‘The Summer of the Firefly’, another teen struggles with his identity following a bust-up with his father and his best friend.

    • 4 Chapters
    • 14,368 Words
    • 12,952 Views
    • 43 Comments
    • Teen
    • Complete
  7. The Summer of the Firefly 1. Ravello series

    By James Carnarvon, in Fiction. 07/29/2019 (Updated: 08/10/2019)

    Genres: General Fiction, Romance
    Sub-genres: Drama, Coming of Age, Contemporary Romance
    • teen
    • europe
    • no sex
    • coming of age
    • modern
    • love
    • suicide
    • death

    After a tragic accident brings his old life in London to an end, shy teenager Gianni is sent to live with his estranged grandparents in the beautiful surroundings of Italy’s Amalfi Coast.

    There, he meets the irrepressible Angelo, who promises to show him his world and, as the long, hot summer days unfold, slowly helps Gianni to heal.

    Gianni’s new life in the sun brings him friendship of a kind that he has never known and, with it, important discoveries about himself. But what will the future hold when the summer of the firefly comes to an end?

    • 12 Chapters
    • 78,698 Words
    • 46,721 Views
    • 136 Comments
    • Mature
    • Complete
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