Rich Meyer POSTER Penney’s Beach 


New Coming-of-Age Novel Focuses on a Coastal California Girl set in 1977

R.J. Meyer’s latest work lightly based on personal experiences, while celebrating and honoring females

Newport Beach, Calif.: Against the backdrop of surf culture and the music scene of the ‘70s, “Penney’s Beach,” by R.J. Meyer, explores the intricacies of the main character, Penney, as she grapples with the complexities of adolescence.

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In the book, Penney is accompanied by her hippie mother who acquires a bar with an eclectic clientele, several becoming Penney’s mentors, as she evolves from childhood to womanhood.

“This story is a heartwarming and relatable coming-of-age tale that resonates with readers of all ages,” Meyer said. “It reminds us of the universal struggles and triumphs young women, as well as men, face as they transition from youth to adulthood.”

As readers follow Penney’s ever-changing world, they’re offered a lesson in resilience and the power of community. With determination and love, Meyer strives to share Penney’s story as a celebration of the mysteries that may be presented in life, including history, politics, religion, and more.

“What sets Penney’s Beach apart is its honesty and humanness,” Meyer said. “It shines truth and insight into many aspects of life and the complex world we must navigate, becoming a gift to the past, present, and future generations.”

“Penney’s Beach”
By R.J. Meyer
ISBN: 9798765231593 (softcover); 9798765231609 (hardcover); 9798765231586 (electronic) Available at Balboa Press, Amazon and Barnes & Noble