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Listen to your heart, but look to your imagination.

    

Ken Coleman was born in Derby England. An avid reader and a teller of stories from a very early age, he developed a vivid imagination and would often tell stories to his siblings and friends which he was able to make up as he went along. However after leaving school at the age of fifteen he lost his way slightly and drifted from job to job as well as hanging around with gangs of Teddy Boys which were the trouble makers of that period and often found himself at odds with the law.


   At age 18 he decided to find a direction for his life before he got in too deep on the wrong side of the law and joined the British Royal Navy serving 9 years during which time he saw much of the world and was called into action during the Icelandic fishery wars and again in the Far East protecting Philippine traders from Indonesian pirates. After leaving the Navy, he became a trucker and spent many lonely hours on the road where his imagination kept his mind active by working on plots for stories, but that’s as far as it went for he was also a keen sportsman and most of his spare time was taken up playing football, squash and golf, as well as his main love, reading westerns which he had developed a liking for from a very early age.


   Once he became too old to play football or squash, but not golf, he began to write short stories as well as poetry, some of which were published in the local newspaper. He even tried his hand at writing a novel which he hand wrote in pencil on lined paper, but even though he finished it, it never got published. It wasn’t until computers became more accessible to common man and research became easier with the advent of such sites as Google and Wikipedia where one was able to undertake extensive research, that he became more active in his novel writing and because self-publishing was becoming easier, he finished and published his first serious novel, “The boy with the 40 year old brain.” However, Historical Western Adventure and Western Romance were his first love but because he felt it inconceivable that an Englishman would be capable of writing in that genre he never attempted the task. It was only later, after a couple of vacations to the United States where he and his wife drove through the States of California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico, Kansas and Colorado, that he became confident of writing a historical western book and after his third trip to America, he took up the task. His first western novel was called, ‘Revenge and Chameli Gonzales,” which came out on Amazon to many 5 star reviews and sold nearly 2,000 copies in the first 2 months. This gave him the incentive to write a sequel, “Cheyenne Dawn (Rachael’s story)” which was also given very many positive reviews. Three more sequels followed in the series which were gratefully received by the followers of these stories. Ken has never looked back since deciding to write Western stories and is about to embark on his 6th novel in the genre and will carry on for as long as the positive reviews continue.

  
Ken also enjoys writing poetry, especially humorous rhymes. But also many more serious poems many of which can be read on this site.  

Birth Place: Derby,  UK
     



Books

Revenge and Chameli Gonzales by Ken Coleman
The epic tale of a man's search for the killers who brutally abused and murdered his family and the woman who he reluctantly, allows to accompany him. ...
  

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Jake Madrid and the Kickapoo Kid by Ken Coleman
A tough drifter reluctantly finds himself having to take care of a twelve year old girl as they make their way from Kansas to South Dakota. A journey fraught with danger and violence....
  

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Ruthless by Ken Coleman
The story of a young boy who finds himself in the company of a woman who is hell bent on getting justice for him against the men who raped and murdered his mother....
  

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Cheyenne Legacy by Ken Coleman
Will Ryder sets out in the company of Ruth the crazy but charismatic woman who has drawn him to her like a magnet, in search of a gang of criminals who robbed and left him for dead on a bar-room floor....
  

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Archisha. (Ruth's revenge) by Ken Coleman
A girl's quest to hunt down and kill the man who led a raid on a Cheyenne village killing women and children including her mother....
  

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Cheyenne Dawn by Ken Coleman
A woman's long trek across the west to find her children and her eventual affinity with the Indian who kidnapped them....
  

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The Boy With the 40 Year Old Brain by Ken Coleman
-The story of a man trapped in the body of a child and the way he must come to terms with his predicament and the intimate moments he spends with the boy's mother. He soon comes to realize he is falling in love with who, in effect, is his own mother, whilst at the same time, battling demons from his own forty year past. As if that wasn't enough, he must find a way to prevent a very rich paedophile...
  

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Poetry

Riches
 by Ken Coleman
A take on wealth we have at our fingertips....


A present for a virgin. (Northern English)
 by Ken Coleman
A boy gives his girlfriend a present of a family heirloom....


Cyber Girl
 by Ken Coleman
A girl who met a man in cyber space and travelled abroad to meet him face to face only to find he lied to her....


I love you anyway
 by Ken Coleman
The love of a man for his spouse despite her shortcomings....


Halcyon days
 by Ken Coleman
A dying man's lament of his lost youth....


Pollyanna and me and PMT
 by Ken Coleman
A man trying to understand and putting up with women's problems....


Absurd Valley
 by Ken Coleman
Nonsensical verse about a bizarre land....



Additional information

Ken is in the process of writing his sixth book in the western genre which is a romance with a touch of humour and some violence. The title of the book is "Jake Madrid and The Kickapoo Kid." Strange title possibly, but all becomes clear to the reader of the book. "Jake Madrid and the Kickapoo Kid" is now published. By the way The Kickapoo Indians still exist in three U.S. states as well as Mexico where it is spelt Kikapu. @KenColeman_

 
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