Kenneth Wayne


Kenneth Wayne was born and raised on the West Coast of the United States, but has spent the past couple of decades in Asia. He has written six novels, dozens of stories, a novel-length travelogue, and two ESL textbooks.

He is the founder of the Electronic Text and Literature Cloud (eTLC), a great way to discover the work of independent (indie) authors. The majority of writing on this cloud is available in a digitalized format, which provides indies a viable medium to distribute their work. Our focus is self-published material since we believe it remains closer to the "vision" of the writer than work reshaped by publishers with "elusive" marketing goals.

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An American Branch
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 76,500. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
An American Branch finds Charles Journeyman, as the director of an English language program at a new American university branch in Osaka. He is happily married to a lovely Japanese woman, but their inability to have children has created a distance between them. This increases as Journeyman becomes busier with work. Unexpectedly, he is given a seductive reward . . .
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,040. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Imagine you’re watching a video posted on the Internet and catch a glimpse of yourself in it. The only thing is, you were never in the place where the clip was shot and you don't know any of the people in it. Clip is a Kafkaesque thriller, which implodes into haunting 21st century veracity.

Kenneth Wayne's tag cloud

adultery    asia    branch campuses    conspiracy thriller    drugs    erotic    expatriates    internet    japan    kafka    literary fiction    osaka    universities    video   

Smashwords book reviews by Kenneth Wayne

  • Parallels on Aug. 17, 2011

    This one is very hard to categorize. It’s a thrilling, sci-fi, young adult romance verging on the erotic that carries the reader along a roller-coaster of twists and turns. If I weren’t so busy, I wouldn’t have put it down until I was through. Unfortunately, I had to pick it up in fits and starts. That, however, turned out to be a good way to read this intriguing novel since there were about as many twists and changes in the plot as there were the numbers of times I had stop reading and do something else. By the time I got back to reading, the plot would transform again. Without giving too much away about the story, there are elements of a conspiracy concerning the propagation of special beings, important elements about traveling through different dimensions and parallel universes (from which the novel gets its name), a subplot or two about living in rural communities in modern-day southwestern Washington, the coming to terms with what it means if you have special abilities, a love triangle or two, and lots of action that appears to be a wild hybrid, parallel mix reminiscent of a Japanese animation like Dragon Ball and an American comic like the Fantastic Four, Superman, or other classic super hero stories. To be blunt, Parallels is loaded. Buy it today, you won’t be disappointed.