Capture the Flag

John Hulme & Michael Wexler

When an ordinary kid from the ‘burbs is sent to bucolic Camp Walden for his first August session, he soon discovers that this is no ordinary summer camp.

Capture the Flag

John Hulme & Michael Wexler

When an ordinary kid from the ‘burbs is sent to bucolic Camp Walden for his first August session, he soon discovers that this is no ordinary summer camp.

About The Book

When an ordinary kid from the ‘burbs is sent to bucolic Camp Walden for his first August session, he soon discovers that this is no ordinary summer camp. Days (and nights) are spent in preparation for an upcoming melee: the annual (and arduous) game of Capture The Flag waged against arch-rival Camp Echo Lake who shares the face of the same craggy mountain. In a middle-grade adventure described as The Goonies meets Saving Private Ryan, “lives” will be lost, kids hauled off to “prison,” and winners and losers made and broken in this crucible of coming-of-age. In the end, though, there can only be one.

About the author.

John Hulme is a writer and filmmaker from Highland Park, New Jersey. He is the co-author of five books, including The Seems, a trilogy of sci-fi fantasy novels from Bloomsbury Children’s Books, the esteemed imprimatur of the famed Harry Potter series. He directed the award-winning documentaries Unknown Soldier: Searching For a Father (HBO) and Blood, Sweat & Tears: A Basketball Exorcism.  He also co-created the original radio drama, Vanishing Point (NPR, SiriusXM Radio).  He is currently building the Highland Park African American History Project — a multimedia oral history of his hometowns black community — which is being funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. The Project’s first documentary, Blacked Out, won the Best Youth Film award at the 2018 Harlem International Film Festival. Hulme is an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University, where he teaches Documentary Filmmaking and Digital Storytelling as well as being a proud father to Jack and Maddie, and wife – aka husband – to Jenn.

John Hulme

Michael Wexler was born on April 15, tax day, and was thus written off from a very young age. Despite his New Jersey upbringing and since retired Brooklyn fade haircut he has managed to author eight books, create and direct projects for the likes of Fox, ABC, NBC, Microsoft, NPR, Sirius/XM, and HBO, as well as serve as an Adjunct Professor of writing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Despite a devastating elbow injury (long story) that derailed his burgeoning tennis career, Wexler has also sublimated his creative and existential longings via an unheralded and unsuccessful music career that spans five self-released albums featuring performances from the likes of alt-country Grammy nominee Tift Merritt and others. Michael currently splits his time between Keuka Lake in Western, NY and Oak Bluffs, MA.

Michael Wexler

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