From the Author
El Camino Blue was originally written as a journal that was kept daily through the last four months of high school. A few years later, at the age of twenty-two, I picked it back up and rewrote the sixty or so handwritten pages of the journal into a loosely based on my own reality, coming of age, full length novel. The prose has been modified several times throughout the past years, but always with the intent to preserve the initial naivety of the formative years which shaped the tone of the original journal. It is intentionally self-indulgent, self-involved, and everything else we are when we are seventeen years old. My hope is that it will allow the reader to bask in the nostalgia of characters, situations, and emotions that were present in all of our lives during those all-too-important years.