Ken Kakareka is a poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, and editor who lives in Fullerton, California with his lovely wife. He grew up near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he graduated from St. Joseph's University with a BA in literature. After graduating, he taught in South Korea for a few yrs. Ken is the author of Late to Bed, Late to Rise (Black Rose Writing, 2013). His words have appeared or are on their way in a number of rags including Lost Lake Folk Opera Magazine, Ink & Voices, Conceit Magazine, Spontaneous Spirits Magazine, Dovetales Journal, Amulet Magazine, HASH Journal, Route 7 Review, The Vital Sparks Journal, Burnt Pine Magazine, Bluepepper Journal, Sandstorm Journal, Spectra Poets, Moida Magazine, In Parenthesis, Gargoyle Magazine, Mortal Magazine, Horror Sleaze Trash, The Beatnik Cowboy, MOTAL, The Gorko Gazette, New Pop Lit and so on. Ken's novella Summer of Irresponsibility is forthcoming with Alien Buddha Press (2023).