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Ken Wheaton

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Born and raised in Opelousas, Louisiana, Ken Wheaton is the author of "The First Annual Grand Prairie Rabbit Festival," "Bacon and Egg Man," "Sweet as Cane, Salty as Tears," and "Duck Duck Gator." He now lives in Colorado. ...more

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Ken Wheaton Hi Cathie,
Thanks for the question. I don't want to get into a long-winded discussion about fiction vs. non-fiction, but this is fiction. I'd never use…more
Hi Cathie,
Thanks for the question. I don't want to get into a long-winded discussion about fiction vs. non-fiction, but this is fiction. I'd never use the words or the phrases in an essay or something I wrote for work. But the characters in this fictional universe would. As you know, these words sort of just fly out of people's mouths. And one of the points I'm trying to make about Father Steve is that he's as much a 30-something regular, sometimes insensitive dude than anyone else. You'll note that even though he's a priest and even though he has his sensitive moments, he's smoking, drinking, cursing, even using the lord's name in vain. And this book is from his point of view. And Vicky -- she's the one who uses the r word -- tends to be blunt to the point of not caring. These characters aren't saints. Not by a long shot. So they have thoughts that they shouldn't maybe think or at least shouldn't say out-loud. Note that as bad as he is at many things, Father Steve doesn't SAY some of what he's thinking. For some people that's progress.
That said, I notice now that I basically fell back on the same set-up twice -- the special-ed comment and then the short-bus comment -- which goes beyond making any sort of point and is just lazy.
Either way, thanks for bringing it up. It's something I'll keep in my mind moving forward.(less)
Ken Wheaton Since Margaret's death, Scruffy had been despondent, tail drooping, no appetite, and tonight like every night, whining and sighing next to Todd on the…moreSince Margaret's death, Scruffy had been despondent, tail drooping, no appetite, and tonight like every night, whining and sighing next to Todd on the couch, impervious to petting or dog talk. But when the lights flickered he bolted from the couch in one leap, rushed to the full length mirror Margaret once used as a final check before stepping out the door and started the happy frantic dance that Scruffy only ever did for one occasion: Margaret's return home. (less)
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The First Annual Grand Prai...

3.38 avg rating — 634 ratings — published 2009 — 11 editions
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Sweet as Cane, Salty as Tears

3.73 avg rating — 193 ratings — published 2014 — 9 editions
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Bacon and Egg Man

3.89 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
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4.07 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2020 — 4 editions
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So last week at work — or “at” work, I guess, since we were all in our respective homes — we were doing the video conference meeting. Part of it was one of those “get to know you” games that everyone says they hate, but secretly like because people like to talk about themselves, especially in no-pressure settings.

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Duck Duck Gator by Ken  Wheaton
"As a life long resident of Louisiana, I really appreciated this book. I laughed a lot and just shook my head a lot as I thought of people I know who could be these people. I grew up in Monroe and now live in Baton Rouge so I really do know these char" Read more of this review »
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"Duck Duck Gator was a decent book to read during the craziness that was the 2020 election this week. While it seemed very predictable, I laughed a lot and enjoyed the honest characters featured throughout the story."
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"Join a delightful murder-mystery set in the backdrop of several reality tv shows. "Reality" is of course a big stretch, so it was delightful meeting a full cast of flawed human beings. With the story told from different perspectives and short chapter" Read more of this review »
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“At this point, none of us are sure why we fight. We’re sisters. We need no good reason to fight, even though we have plenty of them.”
Ken Wheaton, Sweet as Cane, Salty as Tears

“In Louisiana, one of the first stages of grief is eating your weight in Popeyes fried chicken. The second stage is doing the same with boudin. People have been known to swap the order. Or to do both at the same time.”
Ken Wheaton, Sweet as Cane, Salty as Tears

“Pork and chicken grease, the aromatics of choice for the Cajun.”
Ken Wheaton, Sweet as Cane, Salty as Tears

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