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In loving memory of Peter

In loving, eternal memory of Peter Tork, né Peter Halsten Thorkelson, 13 February 1942–21 February 2019. Though he played a simpleton on The Monkees, he was anything but in real life. Peter was a very talented musician, a fellow progressive, a very deep soul, and a wonderful human being.

I’m emotionally gutted. Only half the members of my first musical love are still on Planet Earth. A piece of my childhood has been taken away forever. For this the first year of mourning, I’ll be saying Kaddish every week.

May your beautiful memory be for an eternal blessing, and may your incredible soul have an easy journey through the rest of its existence. I’ll never forget you.

Author:

I started reading at three (my first book was Grimm's Fairy Tales, the uncensored adult version), started writing at four, started writing book-length things at eleven, and have been a writer ever since. I predominantly write historical fiction family sagas/series. I primarily write about young people, since I was a young person myself when I became a serious writer and didn't know how to write about adults as main characters. I only write in a contemporary setting if the books naturally go into the modern era over the course of the decades-long stories being told over many books. I've always been drawn to books, films, music, fashions, et al, from bygone eras, and have never really been too much into modern things. If something or someone has appeal for all time, it'll still be there to be discovered after the initial to-do has died down. For example, my second-favorite writer enjoyed a huge burst of popularity in the Sixties and Seventies, but he wrote his books from 1904-43, and his books still resonate today, even after he's no longer such a fad. Quality lasts for all time.

3 thoughts on “In loving memory of Peter

  1. How sad! I was devastated by Davy Jones’ sudden death and now this.:( R.I.P. Mr. Thorkelson. He seemed like such a sweet, gentle man and was a big part of my “teeenybopper” years. Thank you for this lovely tribute!

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