Welcome to my Site!
My name is Ken Connally. Welcome to my website. I'm a Christian-based author of poetry and short stories. I currently have two books published and am working on several more projects at this time.
This site contains pages of information about all aspects of my projects and life. You can read about my current books available on Amazon, sample some of my poetry (my favorite form of writing), read about my background, including my life-long struggles with juvenile diabetes, check out some of my recent and upcoming events, or read reviews and comments from readers.
I love corresponding with readers and other writers. If you have questions about my writing, about my life, or even about getting your own book published, I encourage you to contact me. I'm always eager to help!
Leander Writers' Guild Meeting
The Leander Writers' Guild held their monthly meeting on Tuesday night at the Leander Public Library.
Due to everyone's busy holiday schedule, attendance was a little lighter than normal this month. Topics of discussion included planning for the next Story time event at Lakeline Mall, planning for the Guild's annual Christmas party, and recaps of the recent San Marcos Library's Meet the Author Event.
The monthly Leander Writers' Guild meeting is a great way to meet other aspiring writers, and to learn from their experiences in the writing and publishing process.
Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Leander Public Library and are open to the public.
In beauty’s breadth, in depth defined.
The sound, each beat, still plagues my mind
Intrinsic love, of word, of form,
Enlightened lust, entangled storm.
Black lines of muse bleed to my page,
To mask the love, in guise of rage.
What deed, what thought, should render next?
A grotesque birth of vile text.
In doubt, in death, in fear delight,
In hateful joy, each word I write.
A listless life, in thought confirmed.
A mournful heart, worth reaffirmed.
Although indicative of my writing style, this piece is written at a much higher level than my current book, "A Night Like No Other". Click here to read excerpts from the book, and if you enjoyed this poem, you can read more of my work on my poetry page.
A Word of Thanks
Have you ever noticed, shortly after buying a new car, that you see the same model everywhere you look? You never noticed it before, but suddenly, it's there, everywhere. I've been experiencing that same feeling lately with the word "Perfect". I seem to be seeing it, or maybe just noticing it, more and more.
Someone made the comment to me the other day that there was only one "perfect" person, Jesus. I agree, and I will be the first to admit that I am NOT perfect. I am far f...rom perfect.
If perfection is a specific standard, then if we were all perfect, we would all be the same, no differences, nothing unique.
But what is not perfect is therefore, "imperfect". Am I correct? And isn't it the uniqueness of those imperfections that make something beautiful? That draws our eye? That touches our hearts?
I, for one, am glad we are all "Beautifully IMPERFECT".