I enjoy writing, in the words of the real Jack Darnell, I’d write if no one read it. Jack has been featured on this blog a couple time, a reserved nice (OLD) guy from Coker Creek. His Publisher, Yvette (Y) comments here at times. She has had him add an ‘H’ to his name so I won’t constantly get his customers (readers) on Amazon. He is now H Jack Darnell. In my own defense, I have had one or two customers buy H Jacks books by mistake, but they did not regret the mistake.
(Jack, Jack, and Charles (H. Jack’s Brother)
Once I get in the groove of writing my time has settled to the last hours of a day and the first hour or two of the morning.
One giant difference in myself and the real Jack is his history of writing. He has been a writer all his life, where I have only took to writing in the last few years.
I realized there was another Jack Darnell after I published a couple books and was searching for them on the net. I first thought I had written a couple books I didn’t know about, .
Folks who know me know I (we) travel. So it was no stretch that we would take a trip to locate this guy with a great name . It was a dual purpose visit. We were beginning to renew our acquaintance with Fred Alton and his lovely wife Frances whom we had met in 1959 or so. F & F happened to live within 30 miles of Coker Creek, Tennessee.
We were able to contact ‘Y’ who set up the meeting at Jack’s house. A fascinating place, and a fascinating guy. We are different yet alike. I am rather loud, he is a quiet guy. He shy's away from modern conveniences (Power, inside plumbing and computers). He lives close to nature. He has hundreds of note books filled with hand written data and ideas from over the years.
I am finishing a senior romance novel, the title has been decided ‘Finally Love’ (methinks). When you read it you will travel to Belize City.
(I am so mad, Most of my photo’s are gone due to my indiscriminate deleting from Picasa.)
Remember correction tape? Yeah Jack still uses it. I bought his latest book, ‘Winds of November’, and really enjoyed it. I had to travel to get a signed copy, but it is always a Pleasure to see Jack.
What’s next? I would love to trace our family lines to see if, and how much kin we are. Jack isn’t interested too much in his family history.
Thanks for coming by the log.
Eyeglasses, a wonderful development for our sight, most folk can bring our viewing pleasure up to 20/20. Now, if someone could do that for our thinker!
Aw, the old turtle back Ford of the ‘40s and a Chrysler (late 40’s or early 50’s)
Gotta get where I can blow this up, methinks I see an antique RV’er!
In another post I Mentioned the picture for the Love of God, this is one version without a light house. Seldom is a picture done the same.