Monday, July 20, 2015

Journey #127 - Evermore, I Told The Raven by Ken Scholes

Michael Found returns home to pay respects to his brother Thomas at his funeral, but something doesn't feel quite right.

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Rish Outfield
Hugh Blair
Joel Pearson
James, Mostly Harmless
Craig Christensen
Shael Hawman
Chris Munroe
Hugh O'Donnell
Gino Moretto
Bria Burton
Chad Koehnen
Kevin Kaatz
John Higham
Donna R. Barnard
John A. Pitts
Keith Teklits
Wilson Flowlie
Abbigail Hilton
Jeremy Carter
Keith Rainey
Mike Bassett
Dave Thompson
Tom Tancredi
Jonathan Leggo
Herb Petro

Ken Scholes grew up in a trailer outside a smallish logging town not far from the base of Mount Rainier in the Pacific Northwest.  Baptized into Story at a young age, he fed himself on Speed Racer, Time Tunnel, Land of the Giants and Marine Boy sprinkled with a generous dose of dinosaur picture books.  When he was thirteen, he read Bradbury's essay "How to Keep and Feed a Muse" and knew he had to be a writer. When he was fourteen, he started writing stories of his own and by fifteen, he had started his own Rejection Slip Collection. 

After a long break away from writing, Ken returned to it after logging time as a sailor, soldier, preacher, musician, label gun repairman, retail manager and nonprofit director. He sold his first story to Talebones Magazine in 2000 and won the Writers of the Future contest in 2004. His quirky, offbeat fiction continues to show up in various magazines and anthologies like Polyphony 6, Weird Tales and Clarkesworld Magazine.

In 2006, his short story "Of Metal Men and Scarlet Thread and Dancing with the Sunrise" appeared in the August issue of Realms of Fantasy. Later that year, inspired and taunted by his friends and family to finally write a novel, Ken extended that story and Lamentation was born. Lamentation is the first in a five book series from Tor Books called The Psalms of Isaak.  He has since also written CanticleAntiphon, and Requiem in that series.

Ken lives near Portland, Oregon, with his amazing wonder-wife Jen West Scholes and their twin daughters: Elizabeth and Rachel.  If you'd like to know more about Ken, you can  contact him through his website.

Cast of characters:
Graeme Dunlop (of Podcastle) as Michael Found
Renee Chambliss as Victoria
Julie Hoverson (of 19 Nocturne Boulevard) as Sandra Matthews
Wilson Fowlie as Thomas Found

Music used in this production:
"Awaiting Return", "Virtutes Vocis", and "Rumination" by Kevin MacLeod

Several sound effects were found at

Theme music: Liberator by Man In Space

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