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 over 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 a public advocate for people living with C-PTSD and speaks openly about his experiences with it and growing up with ongoing trauma as a survivor of domestic violence and sexual abuse.  Ken is also a performing musician, presenter and occasional consultant/coach.  Ken coaches individuals, organizations, communities and businesses in the rural Pacific Northwest 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 Southern Baptist preacher (he got better), a nonprofit executive in community economic development 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.