Favorite Son

by Kerry Deminski



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 03/04/2000

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781585009527

About the Book

Being overshadowed by his older brother's accomplishments was nothing new to Richie Harding. Mitch excelled at playing football in high school and college, became a partner in their father's law firm, and was even singled out to run for public office in the Statehouse. Richie, on the other hand, wanted only to play guitar and sing, hopefully someday on a professional level. Attorney Gene Harding didn't realize how much his close relationship with his older son was envied by Richie, while Mitch was envious of only one thing about his kid brother -- the love and attention Richie received from the only girl he had ever dated, Gail Austin.

Any jealousy or rivalry that had existed between the brothers is instantly forgotten when an urgent, early-morning phone call is made, asking for the kind of help only one of them can give.

About the Author

It is a well-documented fact that a fiction writer's life experiences enhance the plots and characters that he or she creates.

Kerry Deminski is a man who worked as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for three and a half decades, but also spent a lot of time before and during that period holding down other jobs as well. He worked as an armed guard for a detective agency, as a truck driver for a bookbinder, as a janitor, as a heating and air conditioning mechanic, as a theater usher, as a convenience store clerk, as a factory laborer. While still a teenager in Appalachia, he spent three years working after high school and on weekends for an uncle in the trucking business, shoveling coal and shouldering heavy blocks of ice into hundreds of homes in that financially-depressed region. During these jobs, and others not mentioned, Deminski filed away in his mind all of the people he met and the things they said and did, hoping to draw upon these experiences to enrich the books he knew he would write someday. Now, that someday has arrived, and the prolific author turns out one, sometimes two, novels every year. Kerry Deminski has also received royalties for song lyrics he has written; he has sold humor to Playboy Magazine; he has been granted U.S. Patent Numbers 5,755,438 and 5,788,706 for two of his inventions.