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Ken Cruickshank

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in California, The United States
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Hemingway, Hillenbrand, Follett, DeMille, Child, King

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September 2013


After an obstreperous youth wreaking all sorts of havoc in Orange County, California, Ken Cruickshank's future was slowly and instantly rerouted through the progression of chronic disease and an accident. Needing to reinvent himself to overcome the mental burdens of managing a body that was breaking down, he discovered a passion for writing, and the technology enabling that pursuit.

Now nearly every day is spent writing or editing nonfiction and fiction, using speech-to-text software. Authoring books has become his fulfilling and grand adventure. Stand Up: a memoir of disease, family, faith & hope, is his debut book. He has completed two other manuscripts, a psychological thriller set on the Oregon Coast, The Barn, and an historical fiction
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Ken Cruickshank I consider myself fortunate; I'm now able to relax, imagine, create, and type out pages whenever I want to. It wasn't always this way; when I first co…moreI consider myself fortunate; I'm now able to relax, imagine, create, and type out pages whenever I want to. It wasn't always this way; when I first committed to this journey of writing, it literally took me two years to write two pages.(less)
Ken Cruickshank Every day writing is an adventure. And no day is the same, just as no two stories are the same.
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My memoir, Stand Up, is promotion-priced beginning today, March 1. The price will increase 1 dollar per day through Monday, March 4, when it returns to its normal $4.99.

It's a story of a man and family's journey of aggressive chronic illness. An entertaining read about family relationships, shenanigans, fascinating people, perseverance, and hope.

Cheers from Oregon,
Ken Cruickshank

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Stand Up: a memoir of disease, family, faith & hope (Nonfiction)
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Description: I write because I’m inspired to do it; it satisfies a passion. I write to entertain, or because I might have something relevant to say. I will be releasing my first book, Stand Up: a memoir of disease, family, faith & hope, in November, 2017. I have also completed my first novel, a psychological thriller titled The Barn. Stay tuned for updates! Cheers from Oregon.
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I found this book to be interesting and, for those developing their skills for the craft of writing, invaluable. Stephen King is a national treasure, so I held high expectations, which were exceeded. The memoir portion of the book (roughly the first ...more
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“Looking back on the eruption, asking God why I had somehow been chosen to be afflicted with this damn disease, the fairer question would have been, “Why not me?” Why should I have been exempted from holding the proverbial short straw?”
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