Ken was born in the Canadian prairies, but has called Vancouver home for most of his life. He was raised on a steady diet of science fiction and disaster movies, so it seems right that his first published novel be about the zombie apocalypse. In his spare time, Ken tries to paint like Bob Ross and play poker like Doyle Brunson, but results suggest that he might have got it all backwards.

2018-01-01
Twitter tips
I love Twitter. I get to connect with people all over the world, and I never have to meet a single of them. No, wait....that sounds wrong. Alright, hey, you know what I mean. Now, I am no expert, but I've learned a thing or two over the last couple...

2018-01-01
Twitter tips
I love Twitter. I get to connect with people all over the world, and I never have to meet a single one of them! No, wait....that sounds wrong. But you know what I mean. Now, I am no expert, but I've learned a thing or two over the last couple...

2017-12-30
Goodbye, Farewell and Amen, 2017
2017. What a year. For me, it was a real roller coaster ride from beginning to end. I rang in the new year with sinus problems, and in a nose as.....well, let's just say as majestic as mine, a sinus problem is no small thing. Literally. I don't think I've...

2017-12-30
Goodbye, Farewell and Amen, 2017
2017. What a year. For me, it was a real roller coaster ride from beginning to end. I rang in the new year with sinus problems, and in a nose as.....well, let's just say as majestic as mine, a sinus problem is no small thing. Literally. I don't think I've...

2017-11-24
Indie v Traditonal
So, Arcadia Falls is finally coming out. Phew! I was forced to set aside this labour of love more than once, so it was a long time coming. And it is also my first real foray into Independent Publishing, so now that I've been on both sides of the road,...

2017-11-24
Indie v Traditonal
So, Arcadia Falls is finally coming out. Phew! I was forced to set aside this labour of love more than once, so it was a long time coming. And it is also my first real foray into Independent Publishing, so now that I've been on both sides of the road,...

2017-08-25
The Fairness Doctrine
Fairness. It's such a simple word, but it packs an incredibly hefty punch. The dictionary defines fairness as 'impartial and just treatment or behaviour without favouritism or discrimination', but I don't think that goes far enough. For my money, the definition should include, 'The foundation of a civilized society, and...

2017-08-25
The Fairness Doctrine
Fairness. It's such a simple word, but it packs an incredibly hefty punch. The dictionary defines fairness as 'impartial and just treatment or behaviour without favouritism or discrimination', but I don't think that goes far enough. For my money, the definition should include, 'The foundation of a civilized society, and...

2017-08-18
We Are All Racist
We are all racist. We are all sexist. We are all ageist. In fact, we are all every kind of -ist you can name. I know it's uncomfortable to hear, but there it is. Yes, we've come a long, long way, and we like to think that we have reached...

2017-08-18
We Are All Racist
We are all racist. We are all sexist. We are all ageist. In fact, we are all every kind of -ist you can name. I know it's uncomfortable to hear, but there it is. Yes, we've come a long, long way, and we like to think that we have reached...

2017-07-21
How Are We Here?
I've been wondering a lot lately. No, not about zombies or what I should write next or even whether or not I'll ever be able to afford a beach house in Hawaii. For the past year or so, I've been wondering about the nature of reality, and I mean, I've...

2017-07-21
How Are We Here?
I've been wondering a lot lately. No, not about zombies or what I should write next or even whether or not I'll ever be able to afford a beach house in Hawaii. For the past year or so, I've been wondering about the nature of reality, and I mean, I've...

2017-04-21
Author's Interview: MJ LaBeff
Hi, MJ! First of all, let me congratulate you on the release of your latest book, Last Summer's Evil. It's getting some awesome reviews, my own included! But I have to ask what came first; the murder mystery, or Hood and Draven? Hi Ken! Thank you for reading and reviewing...

2017-04-21
Author's Interview: MJ LaBeff
Hi, MJ! First of all, let me congratulate you on the release of your latest book, Last Summer's Evil. It's getting some awesome reviews, my own included! But I have to ask what came first; the murder mystery, or Hood and Draven? Hi Ken! Thank you for reading and reviewing...

2017-04-12
In Memorium: Zaharie Lazurka
I wish I had known my grandfather. I really do. I was one of the lucky ones. Three of my grandparents lived long enough for me to get to know them, but my mom's dad passed away before I was born. His name was Harry Lazurka. Actually, his name was...

2017-04-12
In Memorium: Zaharie Lazurka
I wish I had known my grandfather. I really do. I was one of the lucky ones. Three of my grandparents lived long enough for me to get to know them, but my mom's dad passed away before I was born. His name was Harry Lazurka. Actually, his name was...

2017-02-08
Review: The Devil's Charity
It's been a while since I've enjoyed reading an author's words quite as much as I did Robert Turvil's, and I mean that quite literally. Perhaps he doted over every sentence like a master craftsman, or maybe he's just a natural wordsmith, but either way, the style of writing was...

2017-02-08
Review: The Devil's Charity
It's been a while since I've enjoyed reading an author's words quite as much as I did Robert Turvil's, and I mean that quite literally. Perhaps he doted over every sentence like a master craftsman, or maybe he's just a natural wordsmith, but either way, the style of writing was...

2016-12-23
Self-Promotion Sucks!
Self-promotion sucks. Oh, I know, some people have no problem with it, but those are the ones who seem to go through life as if the spotlight is always on them, and them alone. But for every one of those shining stars who waltz into a room as the self-proclaimed...

2016-12-23
Self-Promotion Sucks!
Self-promotion sucks. Oh, I know, some people have no problem with it, but those are the ones who seem to go through life as if the spotlight is always on them, and them alone. But for every one of those shining stars who waltz into a room as the self-proclaimed...

2016-12-10
When is a Blog not a Blog?
People tell me that I should blog more. I use the plural of the word rather liberally, but the general consensus of the on-line community and one particularly persistent voice in my ear agree that a regular blog serves to drive traffic. The more visitors I have to my website,...

2016-12-10
When is a Blog not a Blog?
People tell me that I should blog more. I use the plural of the word rather liberally, but the general consensus of the on-line community and one particularly persistent voice in my ear agree that a regular blog serves to drive traffic. The more visitors I have to my website,...

2016-10-07
My Review of MJ Labeff's Mind Games
How perfect that MJ Labeff welcomes us to Mind Games by playing a little mind game of her own. I'll give nothing away here, but I will say that I was hooked within the first few lines. But then came the usual worry. After such a great opening, there would...

2016-10-07
My Review of MJ Labeff's Mind Games
How perfect that MJ Labeff welcomes us to Mind Games by playing a little mind game of her own. I'll give nothing away here, but I will say that I was hooked within the first few lines. But then came the usual worry. After such a great opening, there would...

2016-09-08
My review of JC Brennan's 'Eternal Bloodlines'
I knew that JC Brennan had talent, but I didn't know that she also apparently has guts to spare. After all, when she decided to tackle the vampire mythos, she didn't just write a book about a vampire, she wrote about the vampire, Vlad Tepes, and it requires considerable bravery...

2016-09-08
My review of JC Brennan's 'Eternal Bloodlines'
I knew that JC Brennan had talent, but I didn't know that she also apparently has guts to spare. After all, when she decided to tackle the vampire mythos, she didn't just write a book about a vampire, she wrote about the vampire, Vlad Tepes, and it requires considerable bravery...

2016-08-24
There's nothing wrong with the middle of the road
I always wanted to have a daily column in a newspaper. Yes, a newspaper. That's how old I am. But that's neither here nor there. I wanted a daily column in a newspaper, but I admit that what I really wanted a soapbox; a place to stand and wave my...

2016-08-24
There's nothing wrong with the middle of the road
I always wanted to have a daily column in a newspaper. Yes, a newspaper. That's how old I am. But that's neither here nor there. I wanted a daily column in a newspaper, but I admit that what I really wanted a soapbox; a place to stand and wave my...

2016-08-16
Liebster Award Recipient!
I have been nominated for a Liebster Award! Nominated by Andry Bach @AndryDayana1 Novelist and author of upcoming book series: Horror at Midnight and The Magic Ring. http://andrydayana.tumblr.com/ The rules of this award are: 1. Share 11 facts about me. 2. Answer 11 questions by the blogger who nominated me....

2016-08-16
Liebster Award Recipient!
I have been nominated for a Liebster Award! Nominated by Andry Bach @AndryDayana1 Novelist and author of upcoming book series: Horror at Midnight and The Magic Ring. http://andrydayana.tumblr.com/ The rules of this award are: 1. Share 11 facts about me. 2. Answer 11 questions by the blogger who nominated me....

2016-07-13
To Submit, Or Not To Submit
To submit, or not to submit, that is a question that writers have been able to ask only recently. I am from the old school, and truth be told, I'm an utter neanderthal when it comes to modern technology. Yes, I can tweet and text and post, but once I...

2016-07-13
To Submit, Or Not To Submit
To submit, or not to submit, that is a question that writers have been able to ask only recently. I am from the old school, and truth be told, I'm an utter neanderthal when it comes to modern technology. Yes, I can tweet and text and post, but once I...

2016-05-17
What's wrong with The Walking Dead
First of all, let me say that I am huge fan of TWD. I've watched it since the beginning, and considering all of the marathons they air, I practically know the dialogue from heart. This is mind, let me tell you what's wrong with the best show on television. A...

2016-05-17
What's wrong with The Walking Dead
First of all, let me say that I am huge fan of TWD. I've watched it since the beginning, and considering all of the marathons they air, I practically know the dialogue from heart. This is mind, let me tell you what's wrong with the best show on television. A...