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Here you can find his plays.
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You can even catch a glimpse of his twisted, twisted mind...
I recently opened up my chest of childhood memories, faced a decade I had long since forgotten, and wrote these words:
“It was the hippest of times. It was the funkiest of times. It was the 1970s.”
And I grew up right there in the middle of it. I won talent shows. I went to camp. I fought the school bully for the honor of the girl I loved. I lost my father…
But having just turned 50, I decided the time had come to take an honest look at those years without the tinted lens of nostalgia, which allowed me to remember so much more. I never told the girl I defended that I loved her. I barely survived camp. No amount of talent show victories brought my father back and, to be honest, my memories weren’t as accurate as I thought they were.
The 70’s were a swirling minefield filled with a family destroyed by poverty and divorce, horrible TV shows, bad disco on AM radio, wretched food… and the only saving grace a child like me had was Pong. My teachers tried to put me on drugs. My sister taught me the art of shoplifting. My best friend was Burp Boy. Life was a series of constant set-backs, a barrage of defeats, embarrassments, and false starts.
And I wouldn’t change a thing.
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Backpacking is much more than a hobby. It's a calling. And, sometimes, it's calling you to your doom.
With his distinctively dry and
irate humor, Ken La Salle takes you on a lifetime of backpacking
trips loaded with absurd observations and commentary on absolutely
everything. But he's not your typical, gung-ho mountain man.
Instead, he proceeds through each journey with a clear eye towards
why he hikes at all. Why does he leave the comfort of his home? Why
does he put himself into danger? And why can't everything be
The answer is for everyone and the journey is always to be shared. Tie on your boots and strap on your pack for the journey is about to begin!
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find out more...)
You never really know a man… until he’s dead.
When Isabelle Montez learns that her husband has committed suicide, she and her daughter, Iris, begin finding love letters her husband wrote for her hidden throughout her house. Once the letters reveal clues, Isabelle uncovers one incredible secret after another about a life she never knew and a death she could never fathom.
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"This poignant story has touched
my life in ways I cannot explain."
It's always wonderful to hear that my work has touched someone. You can read the entire review by clicking the link to the left. (July 2016)
If there's such a thing as a good 3/5 review, this is it! "Once Removed is a good, easy-going summer read. I recommend to anyone who likes to sit back and solve mysteries along with the characters." Click the link to the left to read the rest of Angela's review. (August 2016)
There are times when I hate
repeating myself. But, with reviews this good, I like to repeat
myself as often as possible! Click the link to the left to find out
why reviewer Diana loves Heaven Enough! (August 2016)
Reviewer Angelle LeBlanc calls False Starts "heartfelt and humorous yet heartbreaking at times too". Click the link to the left to find out more! You can purchase False Starts on ebook, paperback, and audiobook. (October 2016)
Virginia from Stephanie's Book
Reports calls Once Removed "a great story with a lot of mystery and
twists and turns!" Read her entire review by clicking the link to
the left - and pick up a copy of Once Removed while you're there!
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Posted: Wed 7th of December, 2016
Posted: Thu 17th of November, 2016
A new review has given False Starts, my memoir on growing up in the 70s, 4/5 stars! Here's a clip:
Posted: Sun 6th of November, 2016
Posted: Fri 4th of November, 2016
A Taste of False Starts themondaymorningshow.libsyn.com/a-taste-of-fal…7th December @ 00:04