Kenneth Brown


Ken Brown is an application web developer by day and author by night.

Over the years he has written short stories for his own enjoyment and started a couple of other books, but never had the fortitude to finish the books. Ken found himself distracted by work, family and other business ideas that he thought were more important than writing.

But one day an idea came to him about a boy who wants to rescue a girl and finds that going through a cave he is transported to another planet. A planet where magic is real and the dangers of wild animals, strange people and bizarre customs are just as real.

The book was inspired by a photograph Ken found on the Glacier National Park's website. A simple photograph of the photographer standing in a tunnel in winter in Glacier National Park, Montana. The image showed icicles hanging from the tunnel exit with large boulders hugging the wall behind. Looking at the boulders and rocks, Ken saw images of people, horses and a story developed of a boy searching out the Mountain King.

A dream started to turn this fanciful world into a book and it led three years later to Ken's first published novel Eclipse of the Triple Moons.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
If I go back to a little kid under ten years of age, I wrote a horror story. It was a horror story to a ten year old, anyway. It was two pages handwritten. My target audience, my Mother, who enjoyed it immensely if I remember. The only thing I remember about the story is it was based in a graveyard.
What is your writing process?
It has changed over the years. The first full novel I completed, Eclipse of the Triple Moons, the process involved seeing a photograph from inside a tunnel taken at Glacier National Park. When I looked at the stones along the wall outside the tunnel, I could make out faces. I decided on creating a fantasy story about a boy searching for the mountain king. But, that was just a germ of an idea. I then researched people, customs, cultures, and how to write a novel. Then I placed in my mind the three act structure and outlined the beginning few chapters and how I envisioned the ending. From there I would write a few chapters and then outline the next six to ten chapters and write them to come to an exciting climax nine months later.

The second book I outlined immediately after finishing book one. But, since I made major re-work on book one, I had to go back and re-outline book two before beginning to write.
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Where to find Kenneth Brown online

Where to buy in print


The Mountain King
Four teens enter a portal on Earth that takes them to the planet Aloheno. They find themselves trapped, but also realize they have magic and healing powers not available on Earth. They search for a way to open the portal to return home and find themselves beset with obstacles and people that want to kill them. Fantasy - Action Adventure.
Zita's Revenge
Price: $2.99 USD.


Quest for the Crystal
Pre-release—available January 23, 2024. Price: $0.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
In the realm of Velidred Castle, where shadows dance with secrets and destinies are woven in the tapestry of time, Zita stands accused of murder. The only key to her redemption lies hidden in the mythical depths of legend with the Crystal of Zaraboth, an artifact of unimaginable power. She rallies her friends for an epic saga of unfaltering courage and the relentless pursuit of the fantastical.
Rescue of the Stone Warriors
Series: The Mountain King. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,040. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2023. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
In a world of magic and mystery, two powerful wizards set out on a quest to rescue a group of stone warriors who have been captured in stone by a tyrannical wizard king. Armed with magical powers and aided by ancient manuscripts, the wizards embark on a dangerous journey through the Phantasmal Moors, facing onerous foes to find answers which have eluded the mighty. Exciting Fast Paced YA Fantasy.
Zita's Revenge
Series: The Mountain King. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,250. Language: American English. Published: January 14, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
High school junior, Erik Anderson, and his friend Alpherge, find themselves stranded on the distant planet of Aloheno, desperate to find a way home. They soon discover that the only way off the planet is to rescue the stone warriors, ancient guardians who have been imprisoned by the malevolent tyrant Haskell, the Mountain King. The boys must find the legendary golden crown, a powerful artifact!
Eclipse of the Triple Moons
Series: The Mountain King. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 96,390. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
THEY WERE JUST PLAYING A GAME Four teenagers playing a real life fantasy game in a Montana mountain cave find a portal to another world. Alpherge, Sherry, Lily, and Erik step through the shimmering portal, and find themselves in a strange world with three moons hanging low in the sky. As they explore this new world, they come across an ancient and powerful magical staff!

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Smashwords book reviews by Kenneth Brown

  • Devotions for Hikers on Aug. 08, 2012

    I really enjoyed this small devotional for hikers. Joan has hiked thousands of miles. I have hiked a few over the years. Joan did a great job matching biblical readings with the needs and expectations of hikers. I have added this book to my daily reading list. The best way to use it is to read a chapter a day and then spend a few quiet moments letting God and nature talk to you. I read it in the comfort of my home. But, I think it would be even more powerful in the quiet dawn before a long day's trek. We are all so busy these days, take a moment to relax and meditate on things bigger than you.
  • Bury the Hatchet in Dead Mule Swamp on April 04, 2014

    This is a must read to keep up with the life of Anastasia Raven. Another winner by Joan Young in her cozy mystery series. Anna gets roped into helping the community plan a big gala event and causes concern with the locals by being seen a popular eligible bachelor. All the while she is searching for clues about a murder found at a closed school building. I recommend this book as it is entertaining and flows so well.