Getaway Day by Ken White #GetawayDay


Getaway Day by Ken White


“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others is, and remains, immortal.”

Mikey Wright is a normal 13-year-old. With normal problems. Until the day he finds out his dad has cancer. Getaway Day chronicles Mikey’s journey to save his father’s life and learn the meaning of his own. His journey to help his father takes him from the safety and security of his home town to Anaheim, Chicago, and back down Route 66. Along the way, he’s helped by some ordinary and extraordinary folks. Each one has something to teach Mikey about fathers and sons, growing up, family, and home.

His efforts are thwarted at every turn, until Mother Nature steps up to the plate. When a freak storm deluges the Bay Area and forces postponement of the 1962 World Series and makes it impossible to practice in nearby San Francisco, the New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants make arrangements to work out in nearby Modesto. Mikey is inches from making his father’s dream come true when an encounter with his high school arch-nemesis threatens to ruin all of his work. Join Mikey as he learns selflessness and the power of believing. He discovers that expectations aren’t real, loneliness is absolute, change is inevitable, and laughter is essential. Ultimately, he learns that growing up means letting go.

Getaway Day will appeal to Baby Boomers, young adults, and anyone who loves baseball and remembers the joy and sorrow of adolescence.




Ken White is a designer, writer, and producer of interactive and entertainment projects, print, television commercials, corporate communications, and new media for companies in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Japan, including Sony Corporation, Lucasfilm Ltd., Levi Strauss & Co., the E & J Gallo Winery, ABC Sports, KQED of San Francisco, Robert Mondavi Winery, and the Walt Disney Company.

He received his A.A. degree at Modesto Junior College, his B.A. and teaching credential at UC Davis, and his M.A. at San Francisco State University. He has taught mass communications and film appreciation at Modesto Junior College.

Born in Lathrop and raised in Modesto, California, he continues to live in his home town. He is married to Robin and has two adult step-sons, Tyler and Eric. He is the author of two novels, fourteen screenplays, one sitcom pilot, and one stage play. Most of his stories are about his home town and the Central Valley heartland.




This was a really good story – brought me back to my days of baseball card collecting. All the memories. All the trivia is totally awesome as it is woven into a realistic story about love, loss and dreams. The setting of the story is before my time but not by so much that I can’t relate. Baseball was my life and to read an entire story of the dreams involved is captivating. I loved it.  If you really want a story that is built on nastalgia and relationships – this is the story for you!


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