Ken’s resume

KEN KUHLKEN, 8697-C La Mesa Boulevard, PMB 21, La Mesa, CA 91941

619-335-0441 ken@kenkuhlken.net   www.kenkuhlken.net

EDUCATION

1968: Bachelor of Arts in English with Emphasis in Literature from San Diego State University 1970: California Standard Secondary Teaching Credential through San Diego State University

1971: Master of Arts in English from San Diego State University

1977: Master of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing from The University of Iowa

TEACHING

1978‑79: Instructor for San Diego State University: Creative Writing

1979‑81: Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Arizona: Fiction and Non‑fiction Writing

1981‑84: Assistant Professor, California State University, Chico: Writing; Literature

l984‑86: Associate Professor, California State University, Chico: Writing; Literature

1987: Visiting Professor, University of Arizona: Fiction and Non‑fiction Writing

1988-90: Lecturer, University of San Diego: Literature and Composition

1989-95: Instructor, San Diego State University: Composition; Literature; Writing

1997-2001: Associate Professor, Christian Heritage College: Writing; Literature

2002-present: Professor, Perelandra College: Creative Writing; Literature

OTHER ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

1973‑74: Principal, Rancho Vista School, Mountain Empire School District, Campo, CA

1989- 2004: Advisor, University Advising Center, San Diego State University

2002-present: President, Chair of the Writing Programs, Perelandra College

RELATED ACTIVITIES

1989: Member, La Mesa, California Arts Advisory Board

1989-2013: Faculty member, Southern California Writers’ Conference

1996: Judge, Arizona Commission on the Arts Literature Fellowships

1978‑present: Public Readings at: San Diego State University, University of Arizona, University of California at San Diego, California State University at Chico, New Mexico State University at Las Cruces, Murray Kentucky State University, Arizona Western College, Prescott College, Yavapai College, and dozens of bookstores and libraries

1991-2002: President, San Diego Book Awards Association

PUBLICATIONS – SHORT STORIES

1977-2009: Short stories in The Fault, Virginia Quarterly Review, Esquire, Pacific Review, Puerto Del Sol, Colorado Review, California Quarterly, Kansas Quarterly, MSS, Crime Through Time, Hollywood and Crime, San Diego Noir

BOOKS

1980-2014: Midheaven, a novel, Viking Press; The Loud Adios, a novel, St. Martin’s; The Venus Deal, a novel, St. Martin’s; The Angel Gang, a novel, St. Martin’s; Road Kill, a novella with Alan Russell, Hickey’s Books; No Cats, No Chocolate, a novella with Alan Russell, Hickey’s Books; The Do-Re-Mi, Poisoned Pen Press; Reading Brother Lawrence, Hickey’s Books; The Vagabond Virgins, Poisoned Pen Press; The Biggest Liar in Los Angeles, Poisoned Pen Press; Writing and the Spirit, OakTara Press; The Good Know Nothing, Poisoned Pen Press

NONFICTION ARTICLES

1983-2009: 150 plus reviews, feature articles, and columns in The San Diego Union Tribune and The San Diego Reader; Reviews and articles in Mystery Scene, Mystery Readers’ Journal, Literary Magazine Review, and San Diego Writers’ Monthly

HONORS

“Cars” honorably mentioned in Best American Short Stories of 1980; Midheaven, selected as one of four finalists for the Ernest Hemingway Award for best first published fiction book by an American author, 1980; National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, 1983; three short stories nominated for the Pushcart Prize, 1983-88; The Loud Adios given the St. Martin’s Press/Private Eye Writers of America Best First Private Eye Novel Award, 1990; The Do-Re-Mi honored as a finalist for the Shamus Award for best private investigator novel, 2006; No Cats, No Chocolate, chosen as the San Diego Book Awards best humor book, 2009; The Biggest Liar in Los Angeles chosen as the San Diego Book Awards best mystery and suspense novel, 2010.