Afraid of the Dark is a story about a twelve-year-old boy who is mysteriously transported from the present day back to 1969 while visiting Disneyland, finding himself as a star player in the Chicago Cubs dugout during a game late in that storied season when the 'fabulous' Cubs collapsed in September. Trying to fulfill the wish of his loving grandfather, who has raised him, he single-handedly brings the Cubs back to the brink of making it to the World Series. But much stands in the way and the boy finds out that there are more important matters in life than baseball. Tommy Hartnett is faced with overcoming evil to save the life of his future grandmother, whom he has never met as a child.
A former major college football player and coach, Repetto enjoys the precious time he spends in Arizona with his wife Antoinette and their family. He is a voracious reader, most recently having read Go Set a Watchman, Team of Rivals and Ken Follett’s Trilogy in addition to re-reading several favorites such as To Kill A Mockingbird, The Razor’s Edge, Travels with Charley and Michner’s The Drifters for a better perspective on these wonderful books later in life. Recently retired as a corporate recruiter, Repetto is working on a second novel and a collection of short stories.