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Kenn Bivins

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Kenn Bivins is the author of the novels 'the Wedding & Disaster of Felona Mabel' and 'Pious.' His writing demonstrates that he has a penchant toward telling multi-layered redemption stories where definition between black and white is cleverly blurred.

Throughout his work, he makes his characters relatable in both heart-warming and heart-wrenching ways. On the surface, his stories address a number of life's core issues - identity, love, family, betrayal and redemption. What lies beneath is completely unexpected.

Kenn's many disciplines were honed in the world in advertising and have evolved onto many platforms that include broadcast animation, comic books and character design. He was the 2016 honoree for the Josephine Silone Yates Author Serie
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good grief


There are no happy endings.

Endings are the saddest part,

So just give me a happy middle

And a very happy start.

– Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic



Grief doesn’t change you. It reveals you. I believe in therapy. If you’re depressed or experiencing chronic grief, please talk to someone. In addition to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1.800.273.TALK), there are so many resources a

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“Secrets. Everyone has them. The light of day and truth reveal some secrets to be nagging obsessions or habits, while other secrets may be as incriminating as a literal decaying skeleton in one’s closet.”
Kenn Bivins, Pious

“Resentment has the potential to consume many who appear to be otherwise blameless. Unresolved caged resentment that one day breaks free and kills all of the delicate innocence in the yard. Acidic, rancorous resentment has gears for teeth that are perfectly oiled by bitterness and possess a judgment unable to discern the corrupted from the good.”
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“While the differences between love and hate can be blurred and difficult to decipher at times, the dichotomy of denial and acceptance are much more distinct. One is halting and aggressively rejects all truth, while the other is more passive and at peace – welcoming whatever truth is in waiting, whether fortunate or tragic.”
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“Resentment has the potential to consume many who appear to be otherwise blameless. Unresolved caged resentment that one day breaks free and kills all of the delicate innocence in the yard. Acidic, rancorous resentment has gears for teeth that are perfectly oiled by bitterness and possess a judgment unable to discern the corrupted from the good.”
Kenn Bivins, Pious

“Secrets. Everyone has them. The light of day and truth reveal some secrets to be nagging obsessions or habits, while other secrets may be as incriminating as a literal decaying skeleton in one’s closet.”
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message 12: by Kenn

Kenn Bivins thank you to all of you who downloaded Pious during it's 5-year anniversary promo. I hope that you enjoy reading it and will share how much so. thank you again. Pious is a best-seller because of readers like you.


message 11: by Kenn

Kenn Bivins mere hours left. get your FREE copy of the best-seller, Pious, right now. http://bit.ly/piousFree


message 10: by Kenn

Kenn Bivins in honor of its 5-year anniversary, from Sept 30-Oct 4, the best-seller, Pious, is FREE to download to Kindle. http://bit.ly/piousFree


message 9: by Kenn

Kenn Bivins Welcome to all of my new Goodreads friends. You're awesome and you know it, so clap your hands :)

I look forward to reading with you all.


message 8: by Kenn

Kenn Bivins My name is Kenn Bivins. And if you'd like to try something NEW and exciting, my first novel Pious is for you. But be warned – it's explosive – a perilous package that, if opened, seems innocuous at first. An assuring caress is, without warning, followed by a concussive punch.

Carpious Mightson is an esteemed and respected man in his community who is confronted with a desperate secret about his past when a registered sex-offender moves into his neighborhood.

Pious promises to be an addictive tale that is full of twists and turns, with a cinematic telling. It’s currently available at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com and PiousBook.com. Get ready to be drawn in, intrigued and then left smoldering with introspection long after the final chapter has been read.


message 7: by Kenn

Kenn Bivins Awesome, Belinda. Welcome!


Belinda Nicoll Hey, nice to be connected. My husband is also an advertising guy; and it lurks somewhere in my past, too. New to this; but promise to catch up with recommendations and reviews.


Amanda Your very welcome! I hope I can read something else from you soon :-)


Katina Ferguson Kenn you've got to read this one :)

Evolution of Insanity


Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson


SassyMama Hi, Kenn...thanks for the invite into your circle of friends...CONGRATS on your book...and best of luck to you with any/all future writings...looking forward to sharing chats, reviews and any/all recommendations...have a blessed weekend...and Happy Reading & Writing :-)


Pamela Hey Kenn...Thanks for accepting my friend request...I've already added your book "Pious" to my "to-read" list. I see you're a fan of Cornel West too...I love "Race Matters", and you'll enjoy "The Darkest Child"...I gave it 5 stars...let me know how you like it when you read it.


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