Ken La Salle

Have you checked out The Monday Morning Show?...

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You can also find me on these fine, Internet locales...

Recovering the Self

The Aron Joice Site

YouTube!

Welcome to the Internet home of Ken La Salle.

Here you can find his plays.

You can purchase his books.

You can even catch a glimpse of his twisted, twisted mind...

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COOL THINGS YOU

WON'T WANT TO MISS

Last Ditch


Jessup Reeler has a secret. He’s a serial killer you’re going to hate to love. And he’s marrying into a family far more twisted than he can imagine.


Find out more about Last Ditch by clicking on the cover to the left!

Cookies: Sluts of the Snack World

Are the voices in your head listening to you? Oh yes. Yes, they are listening to you. They know what you’re saying. Sometimes, they talk back. Sometimes, they sing along. Sometimes, they write children’s book with hidden messages placed in plain sight with a neon bow because, hey, a little style never hurt anyone. (This, of course, ignores the Great Style Massacre of 1973.)
Welcome to “Fun To Grow On” – the new children’s book series for adults. These books are not for little children or big babies. Each story is filled with blood and violence, sex and swearing – Seriously. This series is for adults. These are not parodies of children’s books but original stories for adults who still have a lot to learn… as do we all.
“Fun To Grow On” presents the very first book in the series… Cookies: Sluts of the Snack World!

(click the book cover on the left to find out more!)

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!

(click the icon to the left to find out more!)

AND MORE COOL THINGS

YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS

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!

Being a big fan of the YouTube hit series, Paint Paint Paint, I decided to make my own version showing what that would look like for a writer. Take a look at Write Write Write by clicking the link to the left or go to the Media page! (May 2014)

DV Berkom, author of One Way Ticket To Dead and so many others, has featured me on her website along with many other terrific indies as an "Awesome Author." I consider it an honor and I hope you enjoy the interview. Just click the link to the left! (May 2014)

My recent video parody, Write Write Write, has been featured over on Indies Unlimited! (May 2014)

When it comes to writing, I've never questioned if I was doing it right. It never felt forced. It is my thing. Find out how this all came about and what it means by clicking the link to the left. (May 2014)

After more than a decade in the tech writing biz, I decided it was about time for me to release a comprehensive primer describing just what it takes to have that technical writing career you've always dread - er - dreamed of! Just click the link to the left. (July 2014)

After more than a decade in the copywriting biz, I decided it was about time for me to release a comprehensive primer describing just what it takes to have that copywriting career you've always dread - er - dreamed of! Just click the link to the left. (July 2014)

After more than a decade in the play writing biz, I decided it was about time for me to release a comprehensive primer describing just what it takes to have that play writing career you've always dread - er - dreamed of! Just click the link to the left. (July 2014)

Blogs and Tweets and Chicken Wings below...

For more bloggie goodness, be sure to also check out One Path for your reading pleasure!

Ken La Salle

Christmas in July presents: Daughter of a One-Armed Man...

Jackson is just a Wal-Mart worker from Los Angeles, far too caught up in the apathy of modern life to believe in anything. After spending one night with the daughter of a wood nymph and the man who surrendered his arm for the woman he loved, the lithesome beauty named Mari, Jackson knows he believes. And he knows he’ll do anything to find her again. He follows her up the coast of California and a polar bear drives the taxi. Into the forest and through frozen mountains, he talks to God and creatures of faerie alike but the final confrontation is with the mother whose people have been wiped out by mankind. They were wiped out the same way humanity is wiping itself out, with greed and disregard. Daughter is more than just a simple love story because it also poses this question for the reader: Is love really possible? Can human beings really love each other? How is it possible for parents who pollute the world they’re leaving behind to say they love their children? How can we say we look out for each other, even as we divert our eyes to the homeless we see every day? For, if love isn’t possible, how can Jackson really say he loves Mari? Faced with proof after proof that it doesn’t exist, Jackson’s only hope is to somehow prove otherwise.

Pick up Daughter of a One-Armed Man for your Kindle. Just $3.95!Smashwords has Daughter of a One-Armed Man available for all e-readers. Just $3.95!Or pick up Daughter of a One-Armed Man in paperback!You can also listen to Daughter of a One-Armed Man in audiobook! Posted: Tue 22nd of July, 2014

Last Ditch - the trailer...

Posted: Tue 22nd of July, 2014

Christmas in July presents: A Grand Canyon...

Before Climbing Maya, author Ken La Salle had to face A Grand Canyon, a wasteland of depression, doubt, loss, and misery. In September 2002, Ken left his home and drove to the Grand Canyon to kill himself. The only life he'd ever known was little more than a shambles. He'd lost his wife and now he realized that he really couldn't live without her. His choices were to either continue facing it with self-destruction, drugs, and booze, or… a running start and a jump over the edge to end it all. Ken's story is filled with dysfunctional families, love found and lost, breakups, breakdowns, and remarkable hope. It's the true story of a man lost without love and too destroyed to think he deserves love. But the most amazing part of the story isn't what set him on the road to the Grand Canyon, it's what happened... afterwards...

Pick up A Grand Canyon for the Kindle. Just $2.99!No Kindle? Pick up A Grand Canyon for all e-readers. Just $2.99!No e-reader? A Grand Canyon is also available in paperback!No time to read? Pick up A Grand Canyon, the audiobook - read by yours truly! Posted: Mon 21st of July, 2014

One of the oddities…

Dear Friends,
One of the oddities of being a writer is how much of the work is done long before anything in finalized on the page.
Let me give you an example. In my work schedule, I tend to plan my projects out about a year in advance. This gives me plenty of time to focus the idea, test my concepts and plots for strengths and faults, and generally lock everything down before I do any real writing.
The upside to this is that I find I’m generating more complex ideas and also my finished products are coming out at a higher level then back when I would start writing as soon as I thought of an idea.
The downside, however, is that I am sitting on several projects right now that could easily turn out to be the best in my career. And I so desperately want to share them with you, my readers – not to mention my family and friends. (Vicky is sick to death of hearing about them, believe me!)
But that is just how this career is turning out. If I want to excel, I have to keep my mouth shut… and that sucks!
Just know this: 2014 is turning into a bang-up year. And 2015 is going to knock some socks off!
Posted: Sun 20th of July, 2014

Christmas in July presents: A Hex Returns To Rynia...

Tsurtor has invaded Rynia and scattered its protectors to other kingdoms and other worlds. From the first volume (A Hex to Save Rynia) to the second (A Hex Beyond Rynia), the Sons of Rynia trilogy has begun. Tsurtor has beaten Rynia with weapons of magic from one world and technology from another, with tanks and rock giants and undeniable supremacy. Now, in A Hex Returns to Rynia (the third and final volume of the Sons of Rynia trilogy), the remaining heroes must assemble a force strong enough to defeat Tsurtor.But where will this force originate? Will it come from Earth, where a strange Traveler has put an impossible gambit into motion? Will it come from Vincent, the world’s youngest magician now twisted by Tsurtor? Will it come from a desperate resistance force rising up from the ashes of the old kingdom? Or will it come from the last of the dragons, the last of the dwarves, or the impossible magic of an out of control wizard?In Rynia, the impossible is commonplace. And the final, impossible pieces will fall into place with A Hex Returns to Rynia.

Pick up a copy of A Hex Returns To Rynia for the Kindle. Just $3.95!Or get A Hex Returns To Rynia for all e-readers from Smashwords. Just $3.95! Posted: Fri 18th of July, 2014

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