Ken Oder

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Ken Oder grew up in White Hall, Virginia, at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He received undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia and moved to Los Angeles, California, in 1975 to join the law firm of Latham & Watkins. He practiced law there until 1993, when he left the firm to become an executive at Safeway, Inc. He retired from Safeway in 2003. He and his wife, Cindy, have three children and two grandchildren, and live in California.

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Ken Oder There are two things. There's nothing quite like the moment when you've finished a jag of writing and you know you've brought it to the highest level…moreThere are two things. There's nothing quite like the moment when you've finished a jag of writing and you know you've brought it to the highest level of quality you can attain and it feels good and right and artful. Discussing your story with someone who read it and really enjoyed it is also a pretty amazing thrill, especially when they tell you something they saw in the story that you never thought of when you wrote it. The story has taken on a life of its own then, and its readers own it as much as you do. (less)
Ken Oder This may seem arrogant, but I don't mean it to be. I'd like to go to Whippoorwill Hollow, the fictional setting in rural Virginia in the late 1960's…moreThis may seem arrogant, but I don't mean it to be. I'd like to go to Whippoorwill Hollow, the fictional setting in rural Virginia in the late 1960's of my novels, The Closing and Old Wounds to the Heart. In writing these stories, the characters came alive for me. They're like old friends. I think about them often. Living with them again would be a great gift. (less)
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trueThe morning of my knee replacement surgery, my wife and I drove along Medical Center Drive at 5:30 a.m. When we turned into the West Hills Hospital parking lot, the headlights washed over a teenage boy wearing a pair of white boxer shorts, a blue bath towel tied around his neck, and nothing else, running along the sidewalk, laughing maniacally, tilting his outstretched arms back and forth like...

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message 1: by Dale (last edited Jul 19, 2014 06:34PM)

Dale Thele Ken, thank you for accepting my friend request.
I've downloaded and look forward to reading The Closing.
Wishing you the very best!


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