Monthly Archives: June 2015

A View from Oxford

An old friend and mentor from Oxford has read my novel Falcons and Seagulls and offered a few reflections upon whether it is one story or two; two old houses—the Fairchilds of Massachusetts and the Macleods of Utah—overseen by two chatelaines; or the … Continue reading

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Helens

Please see this LA Times about my remarkable daughter, Helen Johannesen’s journey through the food and wine realms of California—and the world! But you need not spread the word—her moniker and lexicon are familiar far and wide. http://www.latimes.com/food/drinks/la-fo-helens-helenswines-20150627-story.html

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Earthquake & Tsunami in the Great Salt Lake.

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Come, Come Ye Saints

http://lds.net/forums/index.php?app=core&module=global&section=register&do=auto_validate&uid=65367&aid=68686f84b3a811679651ffbbdba9ea3b Please read my novel, “Falcons and Seagulls, a Utah Tale” available at http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3ADavid%20Taylor%20Johannesen or my Blog https://davidtjohannesen.wordpress.com

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When authors become characters

Either Alfred Hitchcock or Winston Churchill asked whether authors who inserted themselves as characters were to be trusted. As an author, I am drawn to place myself among my characters and invite my readers to join me. This may strain … Continue reading

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Two long-ago lovers, together again, discover a final gesture to their volatile affair during an earthquake in the Great Salt Lake which sends a tsunami coursing over the city. Sensing the first shocks  hurling them into each others arms in … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Hero: from Odysseus to Solomon Fairchild

A classic figure in literature since Homer, the “reluctant hero”—including Solomon  Fairchild in my new novel, Falcons and Seagulls, a Utah Tale, as well as his mentor Howard Hughes—is someone faced with a crisis, urgent challenge, or irresistible demand for … Continue reading

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