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Ken Scholes

Ken Scholes is an American fantasy writer, born January 13, 1968. Ken grew up in Washington state, and his ecclectic background includes service in both the Navy and the Army, a degree in history, a brief stint as a clergyman, an even more brief stint as a label-gun repairman, and over ten years of experience managing nonprofits.

A prolific short fiction author, his stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies including Realms of Fantasy, Polyphony 6, and Weird Tales.  In 2005 his story "Into the Blank Where Life" won the Writers of the Future contest. Fairwood Press published his first collection of stories, Long Walks, Last Flights, and Other Strange Journeys, and his first novel, Lamentation, is book one of a five book series called The Psalms of Isaak. His story "A Weeping Czar Beholds the Fallen Moon," takes place about 1000 years before the action of Lamentation.

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.

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