The Living Hunger, the title of my second book is more than just a blog. It's an urge that drives readers and writers to investigate, create and consume. Explore the possibilities with me, as I share my works and others in our quest to satisfy that 'Hunger'.
Monday, July 1, 2013
Main Characters, Farrell & Rod
My father was a very rough but charismatic man with a strong personality, as well as a tender side. We lost him a few years ago when he was thrown from his horse while preparing to take a grandchild for a ride. I have always wanted to write something that would preserve his unique perspective of life and his wonderful personality, and I hope that I have done justice to his memory with 'The Living Hunger'. He is embodied in the main character, Sergeant Farrell Jenson, and many of the events that take place in the book are true albeit in a different time and place. Another main character, Rod, is patterned after my uncle, a polar opposite of my father, a wonderful and loving family man, and is the only living sibling of the Larsen clan. Rod will turn 80 next year.
I have always loved this picture of the brothers from many, many years ago. I truly enjoyed writing about their friendship, one that my father referred to often.