Robert Pirsig died this week. I loved his novel Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance so much that I named a character after him in my own book Ghost Road. The book is based on an actual trip taken by Pirsig and his young son Chris. The account is made even more poignant by… Read More Road Trip to Self Discovery
This is an early version of the cover for Susan Shocks the new book of stories for children. The book contains eight brand new stories about a young girl’s adventures with evil seagulls, monster televisions and giant goldfish amongst many others.
“You wouldn’t cut your own hair, would you? (Unless you’re Donald Trump, maybe). Or take out your own tooth? How about flying yourself to Barbados? Nope. So why do I think it’s a good idea to illustrate your own book? The sketch above is one that I’ve done for my upcoming children’s book . I’m… Read More Illustrating your own book; is it as dangerous as performing your own brain surgery?
“The list is constantly changing but, as it stands, my faves are… in reverse order…..” JK 5. Larry’s Party by Carol Shields 4. K-Pax by Gene Brewer 3. Andrew’s Brain by E.L. Doctorow 2. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig 1. A Portrait of the Artist as… Read More What are your favourite books of all time?
BY JON KENNA Over the last few months I’ve been trying to write stories for kids. In the past I’ve written a couple of books for adults which were fun to write but also a hard slog at times. I was thinking that writing children’s stories would be an easier ride. Nope. I decided to… Read More Writing for Children; How Hard Can It Be?!!
Both of Jon Kenna’s novels will soon be available to download onto your Kindle or other device. Psychological mystery, ‘Mr. Mad’ and fast-paced supernatural thriller ‘Ghost Road’ have previously been available only in physical form but that is about to change. Final date to follow.