Ken Kuhlken’s stories have appeared in Esquire and dozens of other magazines and anthologies, been honorably mentioned in Best American Short Stories, and earned a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He has been a frequent contributor and a columnist for the San Diego Reader.

His books include the stand-alone novels Newport Ave and Midheaven, the ten-book Hickey Family crime series, and For America, a five-book saga. He has gained honors as a finalist for the Ernest Hemingway Award for best first novel, with a Private Eye Writers of America best first novel award, as a finalist the Shamus best novel award and as the winner of numerous local awards.

With Alan Russell, in Road Kill and No Cats, No Chocolate, he has chronicled the madness of book tours.

He has taught writing and literature at the University of Arizona; California State University, Chico; San Diego State University; Christian Heritage College; for eighteen years at Perelandra College; and at many writing conferences including the Mount Hermon and Florida Christian Writing Conferences.

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