Sizzlin' Summer Surprise
Alton J. Myers, author
Sizzlin’ Summer Surprise, a book of historical fiction, traces the experiences of a high school teacher during his summer of study at a university in Detroit, Michigan. He, along with the other teachers in this vigorous course of academic work, meet up with more than they expect when a riot breaks out in the city. The year is 1967, a turbulent year in our nation’s history, which becomes the background for quite a moving adventure in this book. The author in no way tries to assess blame, reason, or interpret outcomes, other than his own life changes during that summer. It is fiction; therefore some events are made up while others are nearly actual in happening. It is his intent to present a flavor of the times so all who read can share the excitement. That summer’s riot brought lasting change in the lives of those it touched directly. The author hopes to continue that spirit in the lives of those who read its content now, in this later age.