Ken Bailey

Biography

The middle child of three born to a country church pastor, Ken Bailey was raised in various parsonages throughout south Alabama and the panhandle of Florida. He began his work in church music at the age of 16 when the pianist at his father’s parish took a sabbatical to have a baby. He graduated from Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama, with a degree in music education and has spent his adult life working in southern churches.

Ken is a people person and has always loved to talk. His kindergarten teacher affectionately told his mother, “Someone has listened to Ken a lot.” His enthusiastic conversational skills have been encouraged and honed by many years of church socials and by a long line of surrogate church grandmas, not to mention his aunts, parents and grandparents.

His penchant for the verbose is paled only by his vivid imagination which runs virtually nonstop. He is always working with new ideas and looking for ways to improve. When preparing to demolish a wall or rearrange a room in their home, he playfully states to his wife, “I always have to have a project.”

Ken has realized his wordiness and creativity can be an asset when channeled into writing. He has found great satisfaction in the development of his characters and their story lines and enjoys the unfettered creativity afforded by pen and paper (i.e. computer and word processing program).

Books

The Bellamy Family Series - First Trilogy
Price: $7.98 USD. Words: 242,250. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
The first three books in the Bellamy Family Series - Family Treasure, Rite of Passage, and The Preacher, chronicle the lives of the Bellamy family, their successes, trials and tribulations, and and the faithfulness of God in the midst of it all.
The Preacher
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,260. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
Book 3 in the Bellamy Family Series finds young Jesse struggling with his call to ministry.
Rite of Passage
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,690. Language: American English. Published: October 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Contemporary
Just when Samuel and Anne Bellamy think their new life on the old estate has fallen into place, Samuel makes a shocking discovery that again changes the dynamic of their family. In response to an early pregnancy test box he finds in the garbage, Samuel makes several impetuous and incorrect assumptions in his quest to find the origination of the box as well as the actual test itself.
Family Treasure
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,280. Language: American English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Christian » General
What do you do when life throws you a curve? A family legacy, hidden treasure, new loves, and enduring friendships all reflect the faithfulness of God and remind the Bellamys of the words of the Psalmist, "I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging for bread."

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