Ken La Salle


Author and Playwright, Ken La Salle grew up in Santa Ana, California and has remained in the surrounding area his entire life. He was raised with strong, blue collar roots, which have given him a progressive and environmentalist view. As a result, you'll find many of his stories touching those areas both geographically and philosophically. His plays have been seen in theaters across the country and you can find a growing number of books available online. Find out more about Ken on his website at

Where to find Ken La Salle online


Puppies: Best in Stew
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 11,880. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
One morning, Hal Cheeley (model Republican) wakes up in his 10 year old body to find himself somewhere in the future. His only answers come from his drugged-out, delusional, and damned 75 year old self. But the answers aren’t good enough. Why is America in ruins? How did global climate change really come to pass? And why does his elder self have this disgusting taste for dog?
Cookies: Sluts of the Snack World
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 10,730. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
When a cookie gets herpes, he decides to ask God for a cure. Can he find God in time? Someone fed a chocolate chip cookie equal parts of blinding self-awareness, cranberry vodka, and shrooms and asked him to tell his story. Here it is, with all the pageantry you would expect from a cookie… which is probably a whole lot less than you would desire.
Indian Paintbrush
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 80,230. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Some people grow up hoping things will change but, very often, the only thing time changes is our memories... Maybe there are times when “family” comes down to a group of people you just can’t stand, who you actively hate. And these are the people with whom you will share some of your fondest memories.
Last Ditch
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 74,770. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
The serial killer you will hate to love is meeting his future in-laws and is afraid for his life.
Dreaming With Open Eyes
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 11,110. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
When we dream of what our lives can hold, we should always dream with open eyes. We should always be aware of the pitfalls before us but, more importantly, we should open our eyes to the dangers that exist should we lack the courage to pursue our dreams. Once we understand our options, we’ll be better suited to do what we need to do to find happiness in our lives.
The Day We Said Goodbye
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 79,290. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
At the close of A Grand Canyon, Ken La Salle and Vicky drove off into the sunset. Now, in The Day We Said Goodbye, Ken’s father is dying and Ken has to find a way to say Goodbye. The Day We Said Goodbye combines the story of how goodbyes are often all we’re left with when everything we know fades away. It is a book for anyone who has lost someone, anyone losing themselves… and anyone who is lost.
In Our Selves
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Dreams make us better, happier, healthier people. They help us achieve our greatest potential. They help us become the person we want to be. With In Our Selves, Ken La Salle brings another collection of essays from the pages of Recovering the Self. Not only does he share his journey but he also provides the reader with tips and clues and signposts to help them along the way.
Daughter of a One-Armed Man
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 89,660. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
After Jackson spends one night with Mari, he’ll do anything to find her again. He follows her up the coast of California and a polar bear drives the taxi. Into the forest and through frozen mountains, he talks to God and creatures of faerie alike but the final confrontation is with the wood nymph who is Mari’s mother and the father who gave up his arm for the love of his life.
The Worth of Dreams The Value of Dreamers
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,550. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
The Worth of Dreams The Value of Dreamers contains my first year of essays originally published in Recovering The Self ( These essays helped me get a little closer to my dreams and I hope they help you get a little closer to yours.
A Hex Returns To Rynia, Book Three of the Sons of Rynia Trilogy
Series: Sons of Rynia, Book 3. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 115,690. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
In the first two volumes of the Sons of Rynia trilogy (A Hex To Save Rynia and A Hex Beyond Rynia), Tsurtor attacked the realm of Rynia with weapons of magic and technology, scattering its defendants to the winds. How can Tsurtor be defeated when A Hex Returns to Rynia?
A Hex Beyond Rynia, Book Two of the Sons of Rynia Trilogy
Series: Sons of Rynia, Book 2. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 99,670. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A Hex To Save Rynia witnessed the first battles in the war between Rynia and its old enemy, Tsurtor. Tsurtor launches that war with devastating effect in the second book of the Sons of Rynia trilogy: A Hex Beyond Rynia.
A Hex To Save Rynia, Book One of the Sons of Rynia Trilogy
Series: Sons of Rynia, Book 1. Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 101,000. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A Hex Upon Rynia was just the beginning. The Sons of Rynia trilogy kicks off with Tsurtor’s return, dragons, a conspiracy against the king, and a war-ravaged planet. When Hex is imprisoned back on Earth, will there be A Hex To Save Rynia?
A Hex Upon Rynia
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 118,110. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Hex is a wizard unlike any you’ve seen before. He creates living toys from twigs and brings his skates to life! When he mistakenly brings himself and a boy named Vincent to the world of Rynia, however, he’ll need to win a war to get them home again!
The Rohan Scripts
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 36,640. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The Prophesies of Nicoli Rohano, THE ROHAN SCRIPTS, were the stuff of legend and were all but lost to history… until now! THE ROHAN SCRIPTS, the latest sci-fi adventure from Ken La Salle, brings you psychics and scientists, assassination plots and time paradox, with a single man flung through time and recording everything into a book of prognostication called: THE ROHAN SCRIPTS!
The Incarnations of Death
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 24,700. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Death can never be defeated and when Robert Erwon Mitchel does just that he sets off a chain of events that give birth to a new breed of superheroes. Now it is up to these heroes - Night Stalker, Fade, and Force - to find a way to stop the insane replacement for Death, one who can wipe out entire cities at a whim and who is hunting down the scientist who killed his predecessor!
Death Misses and other tales of death, a collection of short stories
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 31,770. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
These works by Ken La Salle range from the bizarre to the morbid and even further beyond still. In Death Misses and other tales of death, Ken La Salle treats you to a dozen deadly tales to keep you up at night.
A Grand Canyon, One Man’s Journey through Depression
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,510. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
Before Climbing Maya, author Ken La Salle had to face A Grand Canyon, a wasteland of depression, doubt, loss, and misery.
Evertime & Evermore, a collection of poetry
Price: $1.95 USD. Words: 7,070. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
In Evertime, my love was lost upon a fallen shore... and here I wait, awaiting Evertime and Evermore. In Evertime and Evermore, playwright and author Ken La Salle collects some of his favorite poems for the first time.
Vampire Society
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,510. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Vampire Society is a guided tour through the social and political evolution that opened our century. It is a love story and an indictment against our culture of consumption, answering the most important question about love: Is real love possible in the Vampire Society?
Blue Food and other menu items, a collection of short stories
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 18,560. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
The works of Ken La Salle range from the bizarre to the whimsical and even further beyond still. In Blue Food and other menu items, Ken La Salle treats you to a dozen tales, hilarious and deeply strange.

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