Happy Endings Publication was formed by Peter Berry and his wife Chris to publish and sell books authored by Peter. When the opportunity arose to take over Hyco Lake Magazine it seemed perfectly suited to publish the magazine using the same company!
Here are a list of Peter's books along with links to purchase them on Amazon. Please give us a call if you would like an autographed copy (336) 933-1006.
The small town of Baldwinsville, NY is big on community. Chris’s wife makes sure of that on a daily basis. Since their twin boys moved from elementary to middle school, Andy has become very involved in the business of their friendly village nestled along the banks of the historic Seneca River.
Now with his career winding down and kids heading off to college, Christopher Taylor is prepared to spend some quality time with his wife. But her career is heating up. With the help of friends, Chris fights for his wife’s affections. Desperate to feel passion again, he will do just about anything to win back the love of his wife that has seemingly slipped away.
With the Finger Lakes Wine Region of a Central New York State as a backdrop, this heartwarming story takes you on a roller-coaster ride of emotions.
The Adventures of Frankie is a collection of six books with teenage kids in mind. But don't write it off just yet, this collection is for adults, too. The stories are quick to read with plenty of memory joggers from your childhood. I wrote these with the intent to entertain, educate, and bring generations together. Sounds like a tall order, but I have a purpose...
Reading was difficult for me as a kid in junior high and high school, I guess my brain is not wired for reading. It was so bad that I never intended to go to college. In essence, I felt like the school system left me behind. Thankfully, I did eventually get a bachelor’s degree in computer science, but reading is still difficult for me.
Sadly, my first son inherited that same affliction; reading for him was difficult as well. I was not about to let him down, he was not going to be left behind! So we practiced, practiced, practiced. If you met him today, you would never know it. That sucker reads and reads and reads, and he really enjoys, enjoys, enjoys! See? There is hope. Through The Adventures of Frankie, I will do my darnedest to help others get to the point where they, too, enjoy the magic of the written word.
Each book in this series will consist of ten short stories that stand on their own. Together they paint a bigger picture. Each book centers on a theme with life lessons and plenty of talking points. I envision kids, moms, dads and even grandparents enjoying these stories. The simplified language makes for fast reading while the “coming of age” story lines blur the differences between generations. I imagine the discussions as families sit around laughing about the antics of the characters and the situations they get into, problems they solve, and lessons they learn. Drawing on the common experiences, parents and kids will find they are not so different after all.
The first two books focus on Frankie, our hero. The main characters of the four remaining books are each one of Frankie’s buddies: Pretty Paulette, Scrawny Ronnie, Brad the Bully, and Rita the Red Head.
Pretty Paulette is the stereotypical girl next door on whom Frankie happens to have a crush. Scrawny Ronnie is his best friend, whom Frankie has known since they were in diapers. Brad the Bully, well, there is at least one in every neighborhood. Rita the Red Head is the nice little girl from the wrong side of the tracks.
My goal with The Adventures of Frankie is to give kids that have grown beyond Dick and Jane and Dr. Seuss something realistic to read, something they can relate to, and something from which they can learn. These stories are for kids who, like I was as a child, have found themselves left behind. Walk through the teen section of your local bookstore and you will find trilogy after trilogy of vampire stories, wizards, and young love. But what about those who struggle with reading? Never fear, Frankie is here!
For a kid, back in my day anyway, having your very own bike was the “American Dream.” But for Frankie’s parents, teaching their son a valuable life lesson is the main goal.
These stories are a mixture of my childhood and realities that I have learned raising my own kids. Growing up and then being a parent both seemed difficult at the time. However, in retrospect, they were the best of times.
My goal with “The Adventures of Frankie” is to help middle school and high school kids to enjoy the magic of the written word. To do that takes much more than a handful of books with a theme that kids can relate too. It also requires you to get involved!
These stories are for you the parent, just as much as they are for your kids. So I encourage you to read these stories then read them out loud to your kids, and have them read them to you.
If you’re as lucky as me, maybe your teenager will plop down on the couch, slide next to you and read along as Frankie works for his slice of the American Dream.