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.

Rod & Farrell Larsen, Garland, Utah