Sometimes my old interviews and
articles tend to pile up, but they're kept safely and neatly...
well, safely back here in the Archives...
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)
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)
"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)
With so many new projects on the way, I sat down to catch up with Fiona McVie. Click the link to the left to check it out! (June 2016)
I had a great time appearing on The Writer's Block last week with Candace A. Wade. Jim and Bobbi Jean were terrific hosts and I look forward to returning in October. You can hear last week's show by clicking the link to the left. (March 2016)
Jim Jackson hosted my most recent interview, in which I talk about forthcoming novels, forthcoming albums, and just coming forth... or fourth...
My sincere thanks to
You can read the entire interview by clicking the link to the left. (February 2016)
Check out the latest review for Heaven Enough! Fundinmental gives it 5 stars and a terrific write-up. Click the link to the left to read the whole thing. (February 2016)
That Olympic Peninsula Layby takes you through a nine-state trip around the western United States and now you can take it to. Just click the link to the left to go the my page for That Olympic Peninsula Layby, where you can find a video trailer for each state! (January 2016)
In my third video about success, I ask "Why does success matter?" Why should we take success seriously and find a workable definition so we know what we're looking for? Find out by clicking the link to the left. (January 2016)
"Powerfully written and very
I love seeing more terrific reviews for Heaven Enough, especially with what I have in mind for 2016... (hint) You can read the entire review by clicking the link to the left. (January 2016)
"Cookies: Sluts of the Snack World by Ken La Salle is a rip roaring laughfest picture book for adults. The premise is so original and creative, my head is still spinning."Fundinmental gives Cookies 5 outta 5! There's also a short bit by me talking about what there is and what's to come. Check it out by clicking the link to the left! (December 2015)
Warning: Adult Zombie
The first review for Wormfood Island is here and it is a doozy! Fundinmental has a great time teasing and reviewing Wormfood Island - and they deserve a great, big Thank You from me! (October 2015)
"Have you ever read a book that sort of came out of nowhere for you and you are so glad it did? A book you never heard of and no one you know has read? A book you loved and can’t believe more people don’t know about? Heaven Enough is one of those books..."Virginia really made my day with her review. Check it out by clicking the link to the left! (August 2015)
Polished & Bubbly calls my novel, Heaven Enough, perfect for "anyone who likes a story that's powerful and endearing" with a score of 4.5/5! Click the link to the left to find out more! (July 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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
"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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
My recent video parody, Write Write Write, has been featured over on Indies Unlimited! (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)
Will Wilson was kind enough to invite me onto his Internet Radio show to talk about books and plays and everything else in my career. We had a great conversation and I hope you'll give it a listen! (March 2014)
I'm happy to announce that I've signed with WiDo Publishing to release my romantic fantasy novel, The Wrong Magic, late in 2014. Watch this space! (March 2014)
Over on her terrific website, Angela Kay Austin has posted a feature on my new memoir. Click the link to the left to check it out! (February 2014)
With the release of my new memoir, The Day We Said Goodbye, Aron Joice has posted a few good words on her site. (Check it out by clicking the link to the left.) (January 2014)
Over on Aron Joice's site, I'm talking about the evolution of my writing career as well as living and working "in the moment", which as a writer takes some doing. (Click the link to the left to read!) (January 2014)
Over on Indies Unlimited, I'm talking about more than just words and phrases. I'm talking about a writer's real job, as a Merchant of Moments. (January 2014)
Over on Morgen Bailey's site, I talk about the process that took Daughter of a One-Armed Man from book to audiobook. I hope you enjoy it! (Click the link to the left to read.) (December 2013)
Dan O'Brien has been kind enough to run a promo for my novel, Daughter of a One-Armed Man, over on his site. You should check it out! (Just click the link to the left!) (November 2013)
It may sound jaded, but finding kindness in the journey of following your dream can be difficult at times. So, when Aron Joice posted some very kind words about me and my writing on her blog recently, I have to say I was rather touched. You can read the whole thing by clicking the link to the left. (November 2013)
Over on the Dan O'Brien Project, I engage in a little 10-question interview, talking about audiobooks and the challenges of making it as a writer. Click the link to the left to give it a read! (November 2013)
Morgen Bailey was kind enough to run this profile, detailing many of my new projects, on her site. Take a look by clicking the link to the left! (September 2013)
After Zimmerman was found "not guilty" by a jury in Florida for the brutal slaying of Trayvon Martin, I weighed in on what should happen next. (July 2013)
Over on the Dan O'Brien Project, I wrote an article sharing all the things a writer has to do - or, at least this writer has to do - as part of being a "writer". (July 2013)
With the recent explosion of ASMR (so to speak), I decided to weigh in over on the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs. (April 2013)
Recently, I sat down for an interview with author/blogger Aron Joice. I really like how the interview turned out and hope you will, too. You can read the interview by clicking the link to the left. (April 2013)
Over in the UK, Athena Brady was kind enough to list me as an artist who is helping other artists pursue their dreams. This is incredibly kind of her and, whether I was deserving or not, you can check it out by clicking the link to the left. (April 2013)
My inspirational book of essays collected from my first year writing for Recovering The Self has found its way onto another Top 10 list! (March 2013)
What happens when you need to grow your audience from your friends to that strange, faceless crowd called "Everyone Else"? Red about it in "Audience Anxiety", by clicking the link to the left. (March 2013)
With all the talk about so-called "violent" video games being more of a threat than actual guns these days, I thought I'd address the video game boogeyman head on. (Just click the link to the left to read!) (February 2013)
Morgen Bailey was recently kind enough to repost our interview from last October on her webpage. This is your opportunity to revisit the most extensive I had done to date! (January 2013)
After a recent conversation with
my buddy Sean, I wrote this piece about what it's like to be a
writer these days - as opposed to those halcyon days when writers
were treated LIKE GODS! (or, you know, at least slightly better...)
The Journal of Humanitarian Affairs has run my new piece on so-called "Right to Work" legislation. You can read it by clicking the link to the left. (December 2012)
Nothing is wasted in the pursuit of your dream. Over on Indies Unlimited, check out what I call "Planting Seeds". (Just click the link to the left.) (November 2012)
I was happy to see the story below ("Ken La Salle takes his new audiobook to Finland") picked up by a couple different news sources: Bozeman News and Monterey City News! Click the links to the left to see what they had to say! (November 2012)
My friends at the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs have run a great little article about the audiobook for The Worth of Dreams The Value of Dreamers charting at #5 for iTunes in Finland. Click the link to the left to read more! (November 2012)
Writers all refer to the work their subconscious minds do by different names, all the way from "pantsing" to listening to the voices of their characters. I call it "Subconscious Writing" and Indies Unlimited was kind enough to run my two-part piece on the subject. Just click the links to the left! (October 2012)
Where does the future of our country lie without the benefit of critical thinking? Does our only hope lie in our internal "bullshit detector"? Find out by clicking the link to the left! (October 2012)
Morgen Bailey is a wonderful interviewer and very sweet individual. My agent, Jeanie, likes this interview especially because of the amount of detail. Just click the link to the left to enjoy it. (October 2012)
Angela was kind enough to feature this short article I wrote about my motivations for writing Daughter. Check it out by clicking the link to the left! (September 2012)
Check out this article in the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs (by clicking the link to the left), which explains just how the Pope ruined one of Monty Pythons greatest hits! (August 2012)
Indies Unlimited recently published a piece of mine on knowing your competition. Click the link to the left and be sure to check out Indies Unlimited for more news on independent authors.
Jeanz Book Read'n'Review surprised me the other day with not 1 or 2 but 3 pieces about your's truly! Now, I knew something was up because I had done the interview with Jeanz herself but I was delighted by her generosity. Check out my pieces by clicking the links to the left and keep her site on your rader. She is good people!
Angela Kay Austin and I talked about what led me to write Climbing Maya. You can check it out by clicking the link the the left! Angela has a terrific site worth checking out on a regular basis.
Click the link to the left to read my interview with Kris Wampler, author of the fantastic new novel, Love Train! (Click the title or this parenthetical to check it out.) We talk about Climbing Maya, lots of new projects, and what it's like to be an indie writer these days.
For the second year in a row, one of my plays is being featured at Chapman University, at the OC-centric New Play Festival. Click the link to the left for ticket information, the scoop on all the shows, and an interview with me about my thoughts on theater. I hope to see you there! (August 2012)
Recently published in the
Journal of Humanitarian Affairs, The "Occupy"
Philosophy discusses how each of us should Occupy Philosophy, how
we should take it back from those who think it is simply the domain
of a bunch of dead guys because within it lies the answers to so
many of our modern dilemmas. I hope you enjoy it! Just click the
link to the left to give it a read!
The fine folks at Front Row Lit have published a short, 10-question interview with me. Head on over there by clicking the link to the left to give it a read!
Skive Magazine's June issue focuses on dreams and dreamers. They've enlisted 58 dreamers, who also happen to be authors, to tell about their most memorable dreams. That includes me, with an excerpt from A Grand Canyon! Pick yourself up a copy by clicking the magazine cover to the right.
The fine folks at
Front Row Lit have been kind enough to
publish an excerpt of Climbing Maya for your reading
pleasure! Just click the link to the left. If you haven't had a
chance to pick up Climbing Maya, or if you've been sitting
on the fence unsure if you should, this is a great chance to take a
taste and see if you think you might like it. For more on
Climbing Maya, check out the Climbing Maya page!
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