Kenneth William Cowle
Kenneth William Cowle Author, Poet, Editor and Founder of Soul Asylum Poetry, graphic arts
Ken was born in Toronto, Ontario and raised in Scarborough by his Parents Bill and Jean, Jean an Artist helped to provide Ken with some sketches for his first book Cajun Moon. a journey through time. Having been through some tough stretches in life, illness, separation and the difficulties of having to raise his daughter alone, Ken turned to writing as a form a relief. Soon Ken took this passion and created Soul Asylum Poetry and Publishing, with the help of Ontario Disability and some good people, such as Charles Ross, Diana K Nichols, Ivy Henrickson, Glenda Leger and Marne Sayre Soul Asylum Poetry is a reality. Ken loves his family, with two children Tyler and Crystal 3 Granddaughters and another on the way. With two books under his belt, Cajun Moon a journey through time, and Oceans of Love co written with Diana K Nichols, Ken is a must read. He is currently working on His first Childrenís book, I Canít Stand to be Alone..
February 10, 2006 - Book Signing session at Chapters, Newmarket, Ontario
This was neat because we met several people that had obviously heard of Soul Asylum Poetry or Cajun Moon. They either expected a reading or were interested in talking about their own interest in book publishing. Basically it started with Ken approaching the head manager of the store and persuading him to book a time for book signing. The store offers this to several authors on a regular basis but they have limited quotas to take new books on consignment. You should come across as confident and on the ball to persuade them you have a book that wonít just be left to gather dust. We got the Friday night before Valentineís Day so the idea was to tie in Cajun Moon as a romantic gift for someone special. The management provided a table and chairs very near the entrance. Ken and Charlie were going to decorate it for Valentineís, but I guess being "guys" they refrained from going too cutesy on the table. Ken would sign each book for the buyer and it was placed in a gift bag along with some chocolates and heart shaped pins and candies. Cajun Moon beat the odds and exceeded the average sales figures for a poetry book signing. It helps to be outgoing and approachable. The cover got several compliments - congrats to the designer Diana K. Nichols....
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