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Gary Scarpa

 About Gary

A retired educator and theatre founder, Gary is excited to be embarking on an adventure that he has been dreaming about since college. Gary now divides his time between writing and his other great passion, music. A child of the 1960s, he continues to explore his relationship to art, spirituality, and politics in an effort to understand the impact these have had and continue to have on his life.

Exit 14 is Gary’s

debut novel. 

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Fans of Coming of Age stories

and 1960s nostalgia will

love reading Exit 14!

Sneak Peek

Fans of Coming of Age stories

and 1960s nostalgia will

love reading Exit 14!

Life couldn’t be more confusing for high school sophomore Gabriel DeMarco as he approaches his sixteenth birthday in 1968. In the midst of growing up in a turbulent era which seems less and less stable with each passing day, Gabriel struggles with understanding the world and where he fits in. At least one thing is clear, though. The best way for Gabriel to get from one place to another is simple: the Power of the Thumb. But life gets even more confusing when Gabriel is picked up hitchhiking home from work by an intoxicated senior from a neighboring town -- Daryl Novak, arguably the state’s finest all-around athlete. In the ensuing weeks and months, fateful circumstances draw the introspective Gabriel and the troubled Daryl closer together. Quickly the two boys come to depend on each other. But little does Daryl know that Gabriel has a secret connection to him. And little does Gabriel know that his improbable new friendship with Daryl is one that will change him forever.

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The Scarpa Team

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As a family, the Scarpas have worked in partnership to create theater in the Lower Naugatuck Valley for decades. After Gary and Fran opened Center Stage Theatre in Shelton in 2005, Gina and Mia were tremendously instrumental in the success of the organization. In the process, the Scarpa family turned Center Stage into a thriving non-profit with a budget of over a half million dollars. As Gary wrote Exit 14, he saw that the Scarpa Team had the skills to help make his venture into the world of writing successful as well.

Exit 14 is now available on Amazon in print and ebook formats!

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 Events

 

Gary will be making

the following appearances

  • To watch the May 7th television interview that Gary did with Attorney Bob Opotzner on his show, 30 Minutes, click the link below: 

30 Minutes

  • Thursday, June 10th - Derby-Shelton Rotary Book Club at Coloroso

  • Friday, June 25th - Library Book Club at the Huntington Branch Library

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