Ken La Salle

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THE PLAN

Get ready for the return of Climbing Maya!

 

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COOL THINGS YOU

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NOW AVAILABLE!

The Most Amazing Book You've Ever Heard In Your Entire Life

(... and you're not worth it...)


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Returning this JUNE with a special 2nd Edition!


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Available NOW

from Limitless Publishing!

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The reviews are in!

"Heaven Enough was the perfect book to curl up with on a rainy day"

"Heaven Enough is a strong narrative of redemption and hope one should not over- look."

So Dream Something!

Every month, I visit with someone who is actively pursuing their dreams and talk about how that pursuit has benefitted their lives. Through victory and struggle, find out why I give this advice to all of my listeners: So Dream Something!

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Readings and signings!

I always love meeting with and talking with my readers. If you would like to arrange a reading or signing, or if you have a blog or podcast you would like me to appear on, please get in touch!

2015 Schedule!

Plenty of new titles coming in 2015!
June 2015: Climbing Maya from Kal-Ba Publishing

July 2015: Wormfood Island from Vagabondage Press

Winter 2015: Dynamic Pluralism from Kal-Ba Publishing

End of 2015: I may be having a stroke.

(December 2014)

Go full steam ahead with my writing career as Aron Joice provides a few insights into what's been going on lately! My thanks to Aron for this terrific update. (March 2015)

"LaSalle’s handling of this hard-to-classify story is masterful. He takes us from Alex’s sometimes fumbling attempts to develop something akin to human emotions to Stephanie’s efforts to decide with whom she wants to spend her life. At times achingly funny, and at times depressing beyond words, this is the kind of story you read when it’s chilly outside and the wind’s rattling the window panes. A story of magic—the kind you find in fantasy stories and the kind you find inside the human heart—it’ll keep you turning pages and chuckling." (April 2015)

You may find the name confusing but there's no confusing the message: Heaven Enough is here. Check it out! (Just click the link to the left!) (May 2015)

The folks at Rusty's Reading were kind enough to give two plugs to Heaven Enough! Click the link to the left to see one or give a click right here for the other. They are both very much appreciated! (May 2015)

Click the link to the left to read about how Heaven Enough fits in a school of writers putting their stories on the Pacific Crest Trail. (May 2015)

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Ken La Salle

Get your FREE copy of The Rising...

This just in from my friend, author Aron Joice:

To celebrate the release of The Rising three years ago, I am offering a free copy in the digital format of your choice. Email me at aron@aronjoice.com and in SUBJECT: Anniversary

Thanks to my friends and readers.

Email for your chance at a FREE copy now before it's too late!You can find The Rising on Amazon in ebook and paperback, just click this link! Posted: Wed 6th of May, 2015

Heaven Enough: Finding stories on the PCT without going "Wild".

With the success of Cheryl Strayed's "Wild," authors are finding their inspiration along the Pacific Crest Trail.

Since the 1920's, the idea of the Pacific Crest Trail has inspired people from around the world to achieve more and to be more while connecting to the western crest of the United States and the Earth from which they were born. Before its completion in 1993, the Pacific Crest Trail (or PCT) saw thru-hikers from around the world. Then, in 2012, Cheryl Strayed popularized the PCT with her dynamic memoir, Wild.Strayed's is not the only story on the PCT, however. There are, in fact, thousands.Recently, the PCT has also begun inspiring novelists to place their stories amongst the switchbacks and water caches of the trail. One of those writers is Ken La Salle, who placed his romantic tale of lost souls in the first stretches of the trail, giving it the name Heaven Enough. The title refers to a poem left by the wife of the story's protagonist, after she suffers an untimely death. "What would it be like if I had Heaven Enough," it reads. When Matt, now a widower, takes to the trail to leave the ashes of his wife, he is met by a woman just as shattered by life as he. Her name is Heather.Without the crucial ingredient of the PCT, this might become just another love story. But it is the PCT that tests them, that breaks them down even more, that takes from them everything but who they truly are. That is, after all, the power that the thru-hiking experience provides, a method of stripping away all the nonsense of everyday life. Novels placed in this environment benefit from this power in an environment as uniquely American as the Pacific Crest Trail.Heaven Enough has been called "a strong narrative of redemption and hope" and "the perfect book to curl up with on a rainy day" by reviewers. One reviewer wrote: In a journey of self-reflection, Ken La Salle asks the one question we never really ask in marriage: do we really know the person we love most? In the heart-wrenching and sometimes comical journey of Matthew (Matt) Murphy, Mr. La Salle shows us through tragedy, anger, remorse, and grief one can find their soul and true purpose in life in the least likely places.La Salle is an avid hiker and the author of several books including The Wrong Magic (WiDo Publishing, 2014), the forthcoming memoir, Climbing Maya (Kal-Ba Publishing, 2015) and Dynamic Pluralism, a revolution in ethics (Kal-Ba Publishing, 2015). As a lifelong resident of Southern California, he has hiked sections of the PCT and looks forward to undertaking his own thru-hike very soon.You can find Heaven Enough in ebook and paperback from Limitless Publishing (http://www.limitlesspublishing.net). Ken La Salle can be reached through his website at www.kenlasalle.com.
Posted: Tue 5th of May, 2015

Another terrific review for The Wrong Magic...

Just caught this last night and feel excited to share it:Alex Petroya is a man going through life just making the motions. He cares for little beyond repairing bikes—and, is content with what he calls life. Until, one day, he comes home from a ride and finds his wife, Stephanie in the arms of Martin, her boss, announcing that she’s leaving him.Totally flummoxed, Alex returns to his late parents’ home, a place he’d always hated because it seemed to suck the life out of life. In the process of finding himself, he encounters a bunch of Stephanie’s unfinished stories, and for reasons he doesn’t understand, decides that he must finish them. That’s when the magic begins.Wrong Magic by Ken LaSalle follows Alex and Stephanie as they endure the sometimes painful process of finding themselves. But, first they must find and understand the magic – the right magic.LaSalle’s handling of this hard-to-classify story is masterful. He takes us from Alex’s sometimes fumbling attempts to develop something akin to human emotions to Stephanie’s efforts to decide with whom she wants to spend her life. At times achingly funny, and at times depressing beyond words, this is the kind of story you read when it’s chilly outside and the wind’s rattling the window panes. A story of magic—the kind you find in fantasy stories and the kind you find inside the human heart—it’ll keep you turning pages and chuckling.

The Wrong Magic is still available in ebook and paperback - just follow this link!My thanks to everyone for their reviews, especially Charles Ray, who wrote this review. I couldn't do what I do without the support of so many people including you, my readers. Posted: Sat 11th of April, 2015

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