The Road to "My Compass Home": Meet Levi

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Originally, I considered ditching the idea of writing more books for the "Faith, Hope, and Love" collection if they weren't about Spencer and Lucy.  However, those who have read Welcome Home said they really wanted to learn more about Morgan and Levi.  With some plot work, I've decided to continue the Clarkson's story in the background while expanding Morgan and Levi's characters.

With Levi being a really goofy, lighthearted guy in the first book, I'm anticipating some humorous scenes for My Compass Home and I thought the perfect reference, both in appearance and in character, was Kyle Anderson (actor Christoph Sanders) from the TV show "Last Man Standing"
Christopher Sanders, Kyle (Last Man Standing), born 4/21/1988
Actor: Christoph Sanders 

If you've ever watched the TV show, you know that his character, Kyle, is lighthearted, goofy, lovable--a bit naive--and overall a great guy...perhaps a little too great, because others easily take advantage of him. And if you haven't watched the TV show...what are you waiting for?!

Levi, on the other hand, has a lot of the same personality traits, and maybe even looks a bit like the actor; perhaps just with shorter hair.  When I made that connection, the minor character in Welcome Home intended mostly as a pal and comic relief quickly took the spotlight.  (I have a random note on my Spanish notes saying "LEVI IS KYLE" [underline, underline, underline] so that tells you how much attention I was paying to studying for my Spanish test...)

So that's what you can expect from Levi Barnes in My Compass Home.  We'll also learn about the not-so-great tendencies of being too nice, which includes an aggravating soon-to-be-ex-girlfriend who takes advantage of him big time, thus causing some trust issues in the future.