Ken La Salle

Wormfood Island is coming in July!

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These zombies want to do much more than just eat you...


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Wormfood Island is coming

this July from Vagabondage Press.

Are you ready for a new kind of zombie? The kind that isn't mindless? The kind that's hungry for much more than just flesh? The zombies in Wormfood Island are being eaten away from the inside by worms that change their body chemistry, change who they are, turn their deepest desires into perversions unlike any you've ever seen from any other undead. Wormfood Island is coming soon and if you like zombies you're going to love taking a bite out of these - get ready for Wormfood Island.

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

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

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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!

"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)

My thanks to the Cajun Book Lover for their profile of my novel, Heaven Enough. Check it out by clicking the link to the left! (May 2015)

Get ready to go to the Moon (or an amazing simulation) in the second trailer for The Most Amazing Book You've Ever Heard In Your Entire Life. Just click the link to the left to find out! (May 2015)

The fine folks over at Polished & Bubbly just posted a new interview. You can find out more about Heaven Enough, some upcoming projects, and my breakfast by clicking the link to the left! (June 2015)

It's always great to see a positive review on such a widely-read site. Reviewer Pete Barber calls Heaven Enough "An engaging, thought provoking, and well written story." And there's a whole lot more. Just click the link on the left to find out! (June 2015)

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Ken La Salle

The "Last Minute Summer Reading Extravaganza" featuring... Dreaming With Open Eyes!...

When we dream of what our lives can hold, we should always dream with open eyes. We should always be aware of the pitfalls before us but, more importantly, we should open our eyes to the dangers that exist should we lack the courage to pursue our dreams. Once we understand our options, we'll be better suited to do what we need to do to find happiness in our lives. Dreaming with Open Eyes is Ken La Salle's third collection of essays from the pages of Recovering the Self. As he shares his journey in the pursuit of his dreams, he spotlights the dangers and opportunities in the journey ahead of all of us. Only when we open our eyes can we see the truth of our lives. Dreaming with Open Eyes shows us just what riches our dreams and our lives can hold.You can pick up Dreaming With Open Eyes in ebook, audiobook, and paperback by clicking this link! Posted: Sat 4th of July, 2015

The "Last Minute Summer Reading Extravaganza" presents... The Worth of Dreams The Value of Dreamers!...

Write an essay every month about pursuing your dreams? Heck, it was a struggle every day just for me to keep believing in mine. And yet, that is how this book began. I began writing an essay every month about pursuing your dreams for the fine folk at Recovering The Self ( and an amazing thing happened: I felt it help me pursue mine! I hope the essays in this book, encompassing the first year of essays in Recovering The Self (along with a little bonus material), help you get a little closer to yours.Pick up your copy of The Worth of Dreams The Value of Dreamers in ebook, paperback, and audiobook today just by clicking this link! Posted: Fri 3rd of July, 2015

The "Last Minute Summer Reading Extravaganza" 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 to the listener: 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. Daughter of a One-Armed Man is lush with impossible discoveries and words of hope for the future, beautifully scored with the Josh Woodward song, Don't Close Your Eyes. Pick up a copy of Daughter of a One-Armed Man in audiobook, paperback, and ebook by clicking this link! Posted: Thu 2nd of July, 2015

The "Last Minute Summer Reading Extravaganza" presents... Blue Food!

The works of Ken La Salle range from the bizarre to the whimsical and even further beyond still. In Blue Food and other menu items, Ken La Salle treats you to a dozen tales, hilarious and deeply strange. - You'll be introduced to Blue Food and find out why it never seemed to catch on in America. - You'll meet Bigfoot's Older Brother and find out just what it's like to set Bigfoot up on a date. - You'll learn about how the dead make the best matchmakers, even if they can be a bit unconventional. - You'll see for yourself just what the Problem With Swings is. - You'll read about how saving earth might be just the thing for a little girl with Muscular Dystrophy. - You'll be warned about Bobby's Brother and his unusual habit. - You'll know just how to stop an invading horde with the proper use of pizza. - You'll delve into the mind of a madman whose madness is often served on a cone. - You'll read from the lost book of Houston with a story about when Jesus met the Soothsayers. - You'll encounter a strange married couple who would rather stay together if they can avoid killing each other. - You'll witness a great new game show: What's My Afterlife! - And you'll finally find out the secret behind pheromones. Blue Food and Other Menu Items is a little taste of craziness to lighten the soul - with bonus material specially written for the audiobook! Pick up Blue Food in ebook and audiobook by clicking this link! Posted: Thu 2nd of July, 2015

Production begins…

I’m very happy to announce that this week will see production begin on my very first comedy album.
As a big fan of the Firesign Theatre growing up, I have always gravitated towards theater of the mind comedy. Most of my comedy plays contained plenty of surrealist humor. My whole life I’ve wanted to be part of a comedy team but, sadly, I’ve never known anyone with the ability to stick to it. I’ve always ended up alone.
That is, until 3rd Wall.
Since I first joined 3rd Wall, I’ve known an album was coming and I’ve been writing this album, on and off, since 2014.
Now, the time has come to start recording.
Now, I know a lot of actors who could help me out but I made a decision early on not to appeal to them for help. The last thing I wanted was to embarrass them, should this first album turn into anything less than cool. My plan was to record it all myself.
Until my lovely wife said, “You’re going to include me, right?”
I thought it was a question but it wasn’t.
I was fairly shocked to find out that, after I had introduced her to acting in a couple staged readings of my plays, she was itching to get back into it. And there are few people I would be more excited about working with, because Vicky happens to be very funny.
So, it begins. This week.
Stay tuned for a lot more information in the coming months and look for the inaugural album by the 3rdWall coming sometime, perhaps, in early 2016!Until then, you can keep up with the 3rd Wall on their YouTube page, simply by clicking this link! Posted: Sun 28th of June, 2015

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