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Self reflection: Local author with unique name writes unique book for kids

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Eli Lucero
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The Herald Journal
Cameron Crimefighter, author of “The Parting Mirror,” poses for a portrait.

Cameron Carl Crimefighter wasn’t born with a name that sounds straight from a comic book, but rather the Mendon-based children’s author had it legally changed after he was married. The same creative intuition has left him with a desire to use his recently published book titled “The Parting Mirror” to teach children how to meditate.

The unique last name is one symptom of Crimefighter’s self-diagnosed Peter Pan syndrome, a condition that Crimefighter said contributes to his literature and, more specifically, “The Parting Mirror.”

“We sat on it for a couple years,” Crimefighter said, discussing he and his wife’s decision to create a new, shared last name. “We couldn’t justify changing it to anything serious. I mean if you’re going to change your last name, it ought to be kind of ridiculous.” Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.

This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.