Gil is a product of the Southern California lifestyle. Most of his youth was spent at his family s popular baseball camp on Catalina Island. Gil was drafted out of high school with the Oakland Baseball Organization and later traded to the Angels. It became a short baseball career as life was interrupted by the ongoing Vietnam conflict. After fulfilling his obligations in the U.S. Army, he continued his education. As newly weds in 1969, Gil and his wife Marcia sailed around the world. The visit of over twenty-nine countries gave him profound incites to world issues. After working in a family law firm he became drawn in another direction, this time as a public educator. He went on to receive many distinguished awards for his innovative style of teaching. Lefebvre began his professional writing career with commentaries, essays and poems. The most prominent of his published books are: Unto Caesar Unto God and his first fiction, Not Too Far To Have Never Been. His new book Catalina Summer...Sketches of the Past., illuminates the Catalina splendor from the perspective of the legendary Lefebvre Catalina Baseball Camp, where, through humor and drama thousands of Southern Californian boys in the 60s, found passage to manhood. Gil feels truly blessed. He has been a man for all seasons, from professional athlete, on to Veteran, to politics and law, educator and now an accomplished writer. Gil and his wife enjoy their children and grandchildren as they continue to write and live in Lake Arrowhead, California
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By Gil Lefebvre
Published: March 28, 2013.
Lefebvre’s novel pivots around the Catalina Baseball Camp but it’s not limited to ballgames or campfires. It’s about a time we’ve all passed through. Some with ease, some dramatically complicated, but in the end, a time that had a profound impact on the rest of our lives.
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