Word has just arrived that a long-time friend, John Kraft, died after a brief illness, possibly cardiac in origin.
John, a fellow writer and often a mentor to me, was one of a kind. He had a wicked sense of humor, which he never used wickedly. He was a gentle soul.
Friends called him Krafty.
John leaves his true love, Dawn, and stepson, Alex, greatly bereft.
You can sample Krafty’s weekly ruminations from Terre Haute at his blog site, “Down the Hall on Your Left,” here: https://johnkraft.wordpress.com
Longer works of fiction are posted at his website, here: https://wordkraft.tripod.com
Rest in peace, John.
Larry F. Sommers, Your New Favorite Writer
Author of Price of Passage—A Tale of Immigration and Liberation.
Price of Passage
Norwegian Farmers and Fugitive Slaves in Pre-Civil War Illinois
(History is not what you thought!)