(above) "Elron Zatan" aka Ron Viator, Lafayette, LA, 2001
Pictured above is the legendary Ron Viatar
He served as the timeless inspiration behind
The character "Elron Zatan" in my book
A 200-page fiction novel
That I wrote/published in 2000.
I wrote the thing more as a creative exercise-joke
Than a "serious debut novel."
The thing hasn't aged too badly over the years.
Sure it's sick.
But it's not a boring read.
It's grade-A john-reading.
Elron (aka Ron Viatar in real life) was a wellspring of inspiration.
Mostly because he lived and laughed it hard.
Between 1998-2002, Elron/Ron lived on/off
At the Santeria band house.
Born & raised in Crowley, LA,
He was responsible for many of the odd traditions
That came to characterize the house,
Including screaming at random,
Drinking homemade wine,
Driving cars in which a wheel would fall off,
He was, and is, truly one of a kind.
When they made Elron,
They flushed the mold.
If interested in buying a copy of
The Battle Hymn of the Good Ol'Hillbilly Zatan Boys
It's only $12
About the cost of two Tallcan 6-packs of beer.