Ken Maxon lives in West Decatur, PA.
Ken has been a professional broadcaster, newscaster, production director, operations manager and voice over artist since 1988, hosted an 80s retro show, a morning talk show, afternoon drive classic country show as well as several other formats and shifts. He has been the voice of about 4 dozen audio books, several thousand self help and motivational articles, viral videos and e-learning courses.
He’s a proud father of a teenage daughter who thinks his job is “really cool” and her name reflects his view on life- “Hope”. He’s a published poet and short story author. He resides bordered by a cow field and woods in the middle of nowhere with about a dozen cats that call him “meow”.
Ken is the talent behind our Audiobooks, as well as the host of our BlogTalkRadio program.
Q&A With Ken Maxon
Q: What inspires you to get out of bed each day? A: Morbid curiosity. Actually, I wake up each day with the hopes of a brighter day.
A: When you’re not writing, how do you spend your time? A: Besides writing, I enjoy gardening, tinkering with the car,I have an older car I’ve been restoring for several years,and basically anything creative.
Q: Do you have any special/extraordinary talents? A: I don’t know if I have any extraordinary talents, but I work as a voice over artist. In the past, I’ve worked as an assistant budget analyst maintaining a 2.02 million dollar budget for a branch of the Department of Defense, Several years as a Biomedical Repair Technician and a couple of decades as a broadcast personality.
Q: What’s the story behind your work with ASJ? A: That’s a unique question. Chris had a newsletter that I submitted some poetry for long before there was an ASJ Publishing. Shortly after that, another friend was doing a fund raising poetry book for the Hatian earthquake victims called “Hearts For Haiti”. I submitted and was accepted. Shortly afterwards, ASJ was born and they turned my collection into a book. When I saw the contract I asked what it was for and Chris said we’ve decided to publish your book. My response was “What book?”. To which, he replied the poetry collection I had sent over. I had no idea it would ever get published as a stand alone collection, so technically, I’m an author by accident, so to speak.
Q: What’s the story behind your latest book?
A: I needed a little therapy to clear out of my head. The daily woes and worries, and feelings of deep dread
Q; What motivated you to become an author?
A: I am an author by accident. I wasn’t sure what I wrote was good enough for others to enjoy. As long as people keep reading, I’ll keep writing. If they stop reading, I still keep writing.
Q: What are you working on next?
A: Poetry collection number 3
Q: Who are your favorite authors?
A: Mark Twain, Jules Verne and Charles Dickens. Far too many to remember and write down.