I have another great read to share with you. I’m crazy lucky to be associated with such amazing authors at SkipJack Publishing. In 2014, I’d read Ken Oder’s first novel, The Closing, which is an incredible legal thriller.
In 2015, I not only read Ken’s second novel, Old Wounds to the Heart, but we became writing buddies. I now consider him a friend, as well as a colleague. Although we’ve never met in person, I admire him on and off the page, and know you will, too. Ken is talented, funny, and supportive. Plus, he LOVES Pennies from Burger Heaven, which makes him BRILLIANT in my mind. That’s why…
I want to give one lucky winner a free eBook of Old Wounds to the Heart.
I love stories with strong characters and great plots, and Ken’s books have both. I’m impressed how he takes very broken people, then leads them on a path to redemption.
It’s not just me who loves Old Wounds. It’s raked in several awards this year. Why? Because it’s awesome.
*Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY): 2016 Gold Medalist
*International Book Awards: 2016 Winner Fiction – General and Fiction – Romance
*Amazon Best-Selling Literary Fiction – Romance: March 2016
About Old Wounds
Shenandoah National Park, Thanksgiving Morning, 1967. The morning mists are still rising in Whippoorwill Hollow when two aging friends find themselves staring at each other: one pointing a gun; the other beaten and chained to a tree. Their love for the same woman has buckled under the weight of a long-held secret — until now. Out of the blue mountains of Virginia comes a 1960’s American tale bound with the regrets people carry to their graves and a tumultuous chance at redemption. Three friends decide if their hearts will lock them into old wounds, or lead them to new love.
Here’s the Scoop on Ken Oder
Ken Oder was born in Virginia in the coastal tidewater area near the York and James Rivers, where military installations during World Wars I and II fueled the growth of urban centers like Norfolk, Hampton, and Newport News. His father worked for the Navy Mine Depot in Yorktown and later as a Hudson dealer until he heard his calling to preach. When he became the minister at Mount Moriah Methodist Church in 1960, the family moved to White Hall, Virginia, a farm town of about fifty people at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The mountains and the rural culture were a jarring contrast to the busy coastal plains, but once the shock wore off, Ken came to love it there. The mountains and hollows are spectacularly beautiful. The people are thoughtful, friendly, and quietly courageous. White Hall became his home, and his affection and respect for the area and its people have never left him.
Ken and his wife moved to Los Angeles in 1975, where he practiced law and served as an executive until he retired. They still live near their children and grandchildren in California, but a piece of his heart never left White Hall. That place and time come to life in his stories.