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Ken Puddicombe’s writing has appeared in newspapers and literary journals in Canada. Originally from British Guiana [now Guyana] in South America, he immigrated to Canada in 1971 and still lives there with his family. Racing With The Rain is his first novel. A second novel Junta and a collection of short stories entitled Down Independence Boulevard will be released in 2013. His genre is fiction, based on international locations but especially focussed in Canada, the Caribbean and Guyana

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Born in what was then British Guiana, the only English speaking colony in South America, my early years were spent there. My father was a book seller and a lover of books, so at a very early age I was open to the power and influence of a variety of books. I recall reading for my father's friends when they came to visit and my reading skills developed over the years by borrowing books from his book store and the Carnegie library in Georgetown.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Other activities include, reading, the movies, spending time with my family, keeping a healthy lifestyle which includes the gym.
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People Of Guyana
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,240. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2018 by Ken. Categories: Poetry » Caribbean Poetry, Poetry » Canadian Poetry
Ian McDonald and Peter Jailall, two of Guyana’s most gifted writers have combined their far-reaching prowess and literary talent to arrive at this collection of poems that warms the heart and stirs the imagination. From Berbice to Essequibo, and Demerara in-between, these poems traverse the geography of Guyana with startling insights into its people and culture.
Perfect Execution And Other Stories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 68,550. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2017 by Ken. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian
“Michael Joll is a master of surprise endings, but they never seem forced. He always stays true to his characters and their worlds.” - Nancy Kay Clark, author and editor,


Down Independence Boulevard And Other Stories
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 68,140. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Canadian
DOWN INDEPENDENCE BOULEVARD, is an anthology of short stories, focussed on some of the residents of INDEPENDENCE BOULEVARD as they struggle to cope with a racial conflict between the major nationalities in the period leading up to independence and after freedom is gained from Britain. The stories will follow these people as they leave their homes and face an uncertain future in Canada and America.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 146,780. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history
Expat Marcus Jacobson will find his role at the University of Saint Anglia won’t turn out as he hoped as he’s caught in the middle of a takeover on the island. He will meet: Melanie, a student who wants democracy restored; Father Bert, who helps her; Clarence Baptiste, editor of the newspaper; the Reverend running a dirty tricks campaign. The Junta is determined to hold on to power
Last Rites
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
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A man returns for his father's funeral in Guyana and has to confront some unpleasant memories associated with his father.
Return Of The Prodigal
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A man returns home for his father's funeral and he and his brother explore their conflicted childhood in pre independent British Guiana.
Racing With The Rain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 130,160. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Caribbean & Latin American, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Can one outrun the rain? Guyanese born Carl Dias receives news of his father augusto dying in Guyana. Back in Guiana, Carl belonged to the leftwing ruling party. His father, a businessman was in the Conservative party. Returning will reignite memories of the collapse of the political and social fabric of the colony, stoked by the Kennedy administration pressuring the Brits to oust the government.

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Michael Joll
Latest book: Perfect Execution And Other Stories.
Published February 22, 2017.