Published on March 15th, 2016 | by Kevin Given

Given To Me: How To Spell W-O-M-E-N

giventome_15032016_2This week I want to discuss the Karl Vincent family. In Last Rites: The Return of Sebastian Vasilis. Karl has been married twice, his first marriage was to Josephine Davenport, they had one daughter, Kendra. Josephine and Kendra aren’t in the movie Last Rites: The Return of Sebastian Vasilis but they are in the novel, so I’ll mention them briefly. Josephine and Karl married about 25 years ago and had one daughter, 16 year old Kendra. Kendra was diagnosed with Spina Bifida before she was born and had to be operated on while she was in her mother’s womb to straighten out the problem, which is why Karl refers to her as his “Miracle baby.”

giventome_15032016_1Josephine, who at 45 is the same age as Karl, divorced Karl when she went further to the left in the world of politics. When she met Karl, a devout Catholic, she was an agnostic and a feminist. After a few years she moved further to the left and her agnosticism turned to atheism and her feminism became radical to the point where she spelled woman W-O-M-Y-N. At this point she decided that she could no longer remain married to Karl and asked for a divorce. Karl never treated her wrong and she still loves Karl, but she felt that the institute of marriage kept her subservient to a man. Karl, who only wanted to be married once started drinking heavier after his marriage crumbled. Josephine supports Karl’s marriage to Barbara.

giventome_15032016_5Barbara Vincent is 5 years younger than Karl. After Karl and Josephine’s marriage crumbled they met, fell in love and had three kids Keith; 14, Jeff; 12, and Julie; 8. When Karl discovered the reality of nosferatu, chronicled in the novel Foul Blood, he went to Keith’s school on career day and announced to the entire class that he was going to quit his job to hunt vampires. Keith became a laughing stock at his school and now won’t even talk to his father, one of the sub plots in the Karl Vincent series is Karl trying to reconnect with his son.

Karl tried desperately to convince Barbara that vampires were real. Barbara has asked Karl for a divorce and Karl’s drinking worsened, they are now legally separated and Karl lives in his office, calling himself a paranormal investigator. He has to work part time as a security guard since he doesn’t make enough money hunting vampires as a paranormal investigator.

giventome_15032016_3Barbara Vincent will be played by Roxanne Cooper Gabrielle, her daughter will play Julie, Thaddeus Ygnacio is playing Jeff Vincent and Jimi Rochford will play Keith.


1) the novels:

giventome_15032016_62) The Facebook page:


For your viewing pleasure:

_001_ The Karl Vincent family as depicted by artist Gil Murrillo (Julie, Karl, Barbara and Keith, Photography by Jeff Vincent.)

_002_ Actress Anja Akstin holding a picture of Barbara Vincent and Julie (Roxane Cooper Gabriel and Elle Gabriel)

_003_ Roxanne and Elle.

giventome_15032016_4_004_ Thaddeus Ygnacio (Jeff Vincent)

_005_ Scott Story art from Karl Vincent: Vampire Hunter comics # 2 and 4. where Karl confronts his family about the mission to Cairo. They, of course, don’t believe him.

_006_Karl Vincent In action.


About the Author

Kevin Given has studied with "Longridge Writers Group" and "Writer's Boot Camp" a speech/communications major from the University of Maine Presque-Isle/Orono sites. He has created the "Karl Vincent Vampire Hunter" franchise which includes 2 novels and 8 comic books. They can be found on amazon, Indyplanet and Kindle. For a limited time you can get digital copies of "Karl Vincent: Vampire hunter" #1 and "Files of Karl Vincent" #1 for free on Indyplanet. Kevin is producing the third novel in the series "Dracula Rising" (working title) and developing "Foul Blood" into comic book form.

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