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


Work of Art: A Reflection of Masks
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 88,480. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
When you teach a class full of artists, one work of art will always inspire another. Andy Hollis, however, is still deep in flowers, flowers that dominate, flowers that disappear - and before Andy knows what has happened, another artist has another vision and Andy must see past the deception to help create another Work of Art.
Little Mike
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 75,700. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Little Mike is a dystopian novel, after the most recent apocalypse, about a doll that comes to life to destroy the world. But he’s in for a surprise. We beat him to it.
Heaven For Now
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 78,190. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When Matt Murphy married, Paul and Neal were two strands of his broken life falling in love. Then, Paul disappeared in Puerto Vallarta and Matt found Marisol Saucedo, slowing his search for Paul as his fascination for Marisol bloomed. What will become of Paul and Neal? How will Matt make sense of their lives when he can’t make sense of his own? Any decision will change their lives forever…
Heaven Denied
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 78,540. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Inspirational
For just a few, brief days on the Pacific Crest Trail, Matt Murphy fell in love and came to understand what was really important in life – until the woman he fell in love with died. Where that left him, Matt couldn’t know. His only recourse would be to meet the man who had first married his love and understand what that love had meant to him. The results of which could change Matt’s life forever…
Max Dedge in The Time of The Uniborg
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 84,290. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Max Dedge in The Time of The Uniborg is just the first step into a universe of magic and time travel, rogues and wizards, space jalopies and portals to other worlds, taking you to the precipice of what you thought science fiction and fantasy could be and then throwing you over the side.
Pussies: Disemboweling Trump
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,330. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Fairy tales
CAT Team 6 is on the job, storming the White House and the Republican flunkies armed with weapons and truth, Kim Kardashian, Guy Fieri, and everything pussies need to grab both Trump and a healthy dollop of irony. When shame and facts and even cutting off Trump’s tongue aren’t enough, disemboweling is the only option remaining. Let the national catharsis begin!
Work of Art: An Intention of Flowers
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 79,830. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Oily pavement. Thick tempera paint. A parking lot filled with history, fear, and regret. A young man named Joseph Arillo sits in the parking lot and paints the pavement with flowers. And Andy Hollis steps in it.
Heaven Enough
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 79,920. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Inspirational
Heaven Enough Is a love story about losing the one you love and discovering how to love again. Set against the backdrop of the Pacific Crest Trail, Matt Murphy believes he is taking the ashes of his beloved wife to scatter on the PCT... What happens in the first two hours is dumbfounding. What happens next changes his life forever…
The Rule Book
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 24,240. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2017. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Essays
If there’s one thing most people can agree on, it’s that there should be rules for life. This is why I assembled The Rule Book, a book about the truths of life – everything I could fit into 36 essays. There are rules for life. They’re all around us if we take the time to look.
False Starts: Mistakes & Missteps Growing Up In The 70s
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 99,450. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
“It was the hippest of times. It was the funkiest of times. It was the 1970s.” The 70’s were a swirling minefield filled with a family destroyed by poverty and divorce, horrible TV shows, bad disco on AM radio, wretched food… and the only saving grace a child like me had was Pong. My teachers tried to put me on drugs. My sister taught me the art of shoplifting. And I wouldn’t change a thing.
Once Removed
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 78,850. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
You never really know a man… until he’s dead. When Isabelle Montez learns that her husband has committed suicide, she and her daughter, Iris, begin finding love letters her husband wrote for her hidden throughout her house. Once the letters reveal clues, Isabelle uncovers one incredible secret after another about a life she never knew and a death she could never fathom.
To a Dreamer
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 34,800. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration
Here is a collection of three shorter books addressed to a dreamer: The Worth of Dreams The Value of Dreamers, In Our Selves, and Dreaming With Open Eyes. It’s only when we look inside of ourselves and find out what we really want that we actually become alive. The power to get everything you want out of life is within you and you can find it if you have the courage to live your dream.
Puppies: Best in Stew
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,880. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Fairy tales
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: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,730. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Fairy tales
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: $1.99 USD. Words: 80,230. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
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: $1.99 USD. Words: 74,770. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
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: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,110. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & 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: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,290. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Family relationships
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: Free! Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & 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: $0.99 USD. Words: 89,660. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
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: 10,530. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & 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: Free! Words: 115,690. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
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: Free! Words: 99,670. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
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: Free! Words: 101,000. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
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: Free! Words: 118,110. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
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!
Death Misses and other tales of death, a collection of short stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,770. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
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: $0.99 USD. Words: 98,510. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Before Climbing Maya, author Ken La Salle had to face A Grand Canyon, a wasteland of depression, doubt, loss, and misery.
Vampire Society
Price: Free! Words: 91,500. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
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: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,540. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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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