The Long Ride: Learning About Life From An Outlaw Biker

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1960s & '70s

Francis Hicks

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Running from his home life and the Vietnam draft, a clueless 18 year old finds a family in the Hells Angels, who introduce him to a life of drugs and crime.


Crime, Action, Suspense / Thriller, Young Adult,,Action,Suspense/Thriller

Short Summary

Eighteen year old Nate Hester, running from a bad home life and the Vietnam draft hitchhikes halfway across America and ends up riding with Hells Angels.


Cleveland, OH USA

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth,,Other,Rebellion Against 'The One'

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Twist,,Other,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse, Nudity, Language/Profanity,Nudity,Substance Abuse, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Nate Hester

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Insecure, Naive, Underdog,Insecure,Naive,Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Spider Kowalski is a thirty year old biker who is flawed, but has good intentions.

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Sarcastic, Badass, Complex, Blunt, Engaging, Uneducated, Criminal,Badass,Complex,Honorable,Unapologetic,Blunt

Additional Character Details

Name: Evvie Walsh

Age: 19

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Confident, Engaging, Outspoken, Perseverance, Seductive, Unapologetic, Aspiring, Beautiful, Charming, Decisive,Sexy,Decisive,Engaging,Outspoken,Romantic,Seductive,Unapologetic,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Paddy

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Criminal, Honorable, Masculine, Outspoken,Badass,Empathetic,Honorable

About The Author

Francis Hicks grew up in a dubious neighborhood in Milwaukee where he played drums in a rock and roll band. He took up writing as a way to meet women and ended up writing a novel, "The Long Ride." Now living in San Antonio, TX, he has been a successful salesperson, house flipper and occasional poet.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Motorcycle riders.

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available