Ken Scholes: Feature Archive

Winter 2006 Featured Author: Ken Scholes

Introducing Shimmer’s first Featured Author, Ken Scholes. Ken’s the author of the first story in our Winter 2006 issue, “Action Team-Ups Number Thirty-Seven,” illustrated by Karl Kessel.

Want to hear his story?

We invited Ken to read it for us. Listen now! on mp3. (5.3 MB)

About Ken

Read our interview with Ken.

Ken Scholes Action Team-Ups Number Thirty-SevenKen Scholes started writing stories in the first grade. He started submitting stories in the tenth grade and then, after a long break, started selling some of them. He has work appearing in Talebones, Fortean Bureau, Aeon Speculative Fiction, Son and Foe and the anthologies Best of the Rest 3: Best Unknown Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2001, TEL : Stories, 44 Clowns and L. Ron Hubbard Presents The Writers of the Future, Volume XXI. His speculative fiction has won honorable mention in several venues including Year’s Best Science Fiction and he is a winner of the Writers of the Future contest for 2004. Ken is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) and the Codex writers group.

Ken’s background includes service in two branches of the military, a degree in history, a brief stint as a clergyman, an even briefer stint as a label-gun repairman and over ten years experience managing nonprofit organizations. Originally from the Puget Sound area, Ken currently lives in Gresham, Oregon, with his amazing wonder-wife Jen, two cats, five guitars and more books than you’d ever want to help him move.

Visit his website.

The Story
Here’s how the story begins (click the thumbnail to read the first page):

Action Team-Ups Number Thirty-Seven Action Team-Ups Number Thirty-Seven, by Ken ScholesThursday, 3:32 p.m.
The dentures I lost on reconnaissance last week have come back to haunt me. Cavanaugh made a big show of it, waving them beneath my nose in the cafeteria line. Smug bastard. If I were ten years younger or if he were forty years older, I’d have shown him completely new uses for tapioca pudding. Regardless, I have my teeth back and that made lunch slightly more tolerable.

Want to read more? Electronic copies of the Winter 2006 issue are still available; see our Purchase page for more information.

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