Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Kenneth Weene's "Widow's Walk"


We're happy to have Kenneth Weene with us today talking about his book, Widow's Walk. To learn more about Kenneth and his book, read on!

1) How did this story come to you?
I actually had occasion to work with a family in which a son had become quadriplegic as the result of an accident. It was my intervention that got him out of the house, to rehab, and eventually back into live. When I was thinking about that family, I realized it was really the mother’s story that I wanted to tell. From there, the story just took its shape.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
No real journey. I sent Widow’s Walk to three publishers. All Things That Matter Press decided that it was an important tale. They are very much a values oriented publisher and take books like Widow’s Walk seriously.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
I’m a psychologist, I’m an ordained minister, and I am a New Englander: I don’t know if these will surprise, but they certainly will help readers to understand what and how I write.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
Since Widow’s Walk I’ve had a second novel, Memoirs From the Asylum published (also by ATTMP). I have a conspiracy novel, Times To Try The Soul of Man, ready to go. Currently I’m working on a new novel that has not title, but it is primarily written in a poetic voice, which makes it very challenging and exciting for me as a writer.

5) Parting comments?
I don’t just write stories; it is very important that my books make people think. Widow’s Walk is about faith and spirit; it is also about responsibility and love. Memoirs From the Asylum is about freedom and fear and about existential choices.

6) Where can fans find you on the internet?
My website is http://www.authorkenweene.com/ I also have trailers for my books. The trailer for Widow’s Walk is http://vidego.multicastmedia.com/player.php?p=wbgzb2yk

As with most books, the easiest way to purchase mine is at Amazon and look for my name, Kenneth Weene; or you can visit All Things That Matter Press.

14 comments:

  1. I am an email subscriber and would love enter to win this book! Thanks for the chance!

    Molly
    Mollydedwards AT yahoo DOT com

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  2. Your books sound very interesting. I'm a book club leader and always on the look out for new material. (That's why I love this blog!) I've added you to my list to check out.

    Best wishes,
    Brandi
    vi2005@aol.com

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  3. Another great book to win and read, please include me.


    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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  4. How interesting to write the book from the mother's point of view rather than the son's. I'm sure I would enjoy reading your book!

    edwina(dot)cowgill)(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. Oh what a fantastic book that should be!! My favorite genre!! Please enter me in the contest.
    hanns3@sympatico.ca

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  6. What an interesting background!
    His book sounds wonderful...
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  7. Wow what a great intervention...you gave that fellow back his life.
    I take it that you are a Christian psychologist? I have a nephew who is one in MN, but they are few and far between.
    I would love to read this book.

    I am a follower...Google/FaceBook and email

    alekee02[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  8. Wow, this sounds like my kind of book. Hope I am fortunate enough to win a copy!

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  9. would enjoy reading this book...thanks for the chance :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  10. Now this book sounds down my favorite alley of reading matter. Written by a psychologist and minister - wow, there will be a lot of learning examples in this story. I look forward to reading it from the mother's point of view. Is there a miracle worker in the story? I hope we'll be able to watch how this young man is given his life back. Thanks, Kenneth for the giveaway. Thanks KD for a chance to win...I hope I do.

    Peace & Grace in Christ,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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  11. oSounds like this could be a heartwarming book.
    wsmarple/at/gmail/dot/com

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  12. I worked with disabled children and adults for 20 yrs. i have met some really great people. i helped paernets get services for their children then I worked on keeping those same services for those children as they grew up and became adults. It was a great experience. I would love to read your book. I think its great to write the mother's point of view.
    God Bless and thank you
    Heidi

    heidijohnjeff@verizon.net

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  13. would like to win this book karen k521@msn.com

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  14. Would like very much to read this book. This would be a good book for group discussion. I am a follower and a subscriber to this blog. Thank you for a chance to win this giveaway.

    Blessings,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

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