What People are Saying
The Legend of Butterfield Farm
Wrong Way Wayne
Here’s the first chapter of the mystery novel I’m currently working on. Comments are welcome. Does it hook you enough to want to read on? THE MYSTERY OF MR. WHO A Case of Fatal Flatulence Chapter 1 The exact moment he lost all memory was one he’ll never forget. Wait. Make that the moment right […]
I love Halloween. It conjures up all sorts of vivid childhood memories. Though none of them involve scary stuff like ghosts and goblins. No, not for me. Unless you count the horror I endured when I was ten and trick-or-treated a neighbor who handed out apples instead of candy. Yikes! I’m not ashamed to admit that shivered my timbers […]
Some things in life are self-evident. Like the fact that great art keeps on keeping on. And I’m not just talking paintings and sculptures here. I think great music belongs right up there with the best of the arts. Those awesome songs, the classics, they live on and on, far beyond the musicians who first […]
About the Author
D.D. Larsen answers to the name Dean—mostly because that’s his name, but also because he’s a friendly fellow. He’s now retired from the corporate world, living with his wife in the high desert of northern Arizona where he is writing his little heart out.
But how did he get there you might ask? Well, he was born into a large family in a small town in Nebraska with a dream of becoming a comedian when he grew up. With no comedy clubs to be found in the farmlands of his youth, his first job titles were Chicken Catcher and Corn Detasseler.
He managed to maintain a normal life in the Midwest until he turned 21, listened to his inner child, dropped out of dental school, and moved to Los Angeles where he became a stand-up comedian and founding member of The Groundlings improvisational comedy troupe.
He wrote many comedy sketches and routines along the way, as well as some TV shows. He even earned the dubious claim to fame of setting the record for performing the most winning acts on The Gong Show (three). But then, he also holds the record for the most gonged acts (three). He’s living proof that in life, you win some and you lose some.
Though he kept a finger in the show biz pie through the years as an announcer and voice actor in tons of TV commercials and continued strengthening his story telling muscles, including learning story structure under the tutelage of John Truby, Hollywood’s premier story consultant, Dean succumbed to the lure of a lucrative income and added salesman to his resume.
And now that he’s left the world of sales he’s back doing what he loves best: making up stuff for the amusement of others. Though now in the form of novels and short stories. First came a middle-grade fantasy adventure The Legend of Butterfield Farm, followed by a short story lead-in to it called Wrong Way Wayne.
Currently he is writing a story aimed at a more mature audience, the first in a planned series of humorous mysteries titled The Mystery of Mr. Who—A Case of Fatal Flatulence. With any luck it will be coming out in early 2016.
When not making up stuff for the entertainment of others, he serves as the Founder and President of Goofballs Anonymous® – A 12-Step Program For Taking Silly Seriously.
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