About Ken

Ken-PowellsKen Scholes is the award-winning, critically-acclaimed author of five novels and over fifty short stories.  His work has appeared in print for nearly twenty years.  His series, The Psalms of Isaak, is published by Tor Books and his short fiction has been collected in three volumes published by Fairwood Press.

Ken is a winner of the Writers of the Future Award, France’s Prix Imaginales, the Endeavour Award and a scattering of others.  His work is published internationally in eight languages.  Ken’s also a public advocate for people living with C-PTSD and speaks openly about his experiences with it.  Ken is also a performing musician, presenter and consultant.  Ken also occasionally coaches individuals, organizations and businesses on accessing their inherent creativity, resilience, insight and capacity.

Ken’s eclectic background includes time spent as a label gun repairman, a sailor who never sailed, a soldier who commanded a desk, a preacher (he got better), a nonprofit executive and a government procurement analyst.  He has a degree in History from Western Washington University.  His nickname is Trailer Boy in homage to his childhood home on the outskirts of a small logging town.

Ken is a native of the Pacific Northwest and makes his home in Cornelius, Oregon, where he lives with his twin daughters.