Confessions of an Overseas Brat

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1960s & '70s

Ronald Walker

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Ronald Walker grew up in Europe as an Overseas Military Brat. This is his story of how he went from boyhood to manhood living in a most unusual time and place, namely in Madrid, Spain during the 1960s and early '70s.



Short Summary

Being set in the 1960s and early 70s, sex, drugs and rock and roll all play at a big part of his stories. He explores all three in detail, from his first time getting to third base, to smoking kif in Morocco, to watching the Beatles perform live at the Bullring in Madrid when he was 12 years old.


Spain, Morocco, Germany, Holland, U.S.A.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Voyage and Return,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse,Nudity, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Ron Walker

Age: 7-25

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Modest,Charming,Clumsy,Complex,Desperate,Empathetic,Funny,Visionary,Engaging,Honorable,Naive,Underdog,Strong Moral Code

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About The Author

Ronald Walker is an Overseas Brat who was born in Lisbon, Portugal while his father was stationed there with the United States Air Force. He also lived in Ankara, Turkey and then later in Madrid, Spain for many years while growing up, before finally settling down to life in the United States at the age of twenty-three. He now lives in Oracle, Arizona with his wonderful wife Marilyn and their two cats, Luke and Leia. And he is still trying to find his way living in the United States. This is his first book.

Target Audiences

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

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Military Brats, World travelers, Americans who lived in Europe, Ex-Patriots

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Self, Kindle Direct Publishing

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



ISBN 9781727326178