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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Who's that GUY? Interview - Kenneth Zak

A break from the ladies of RWA®, RWOz & RWNZ.

Today, please welcome my fellow Unsinkable "classmate" and the only man to be a 2010 Golden Heart® finalist.

Name? Kenneth Zak.

Where are you? San Diego, Californa, USA.

How many years have you been a member of RWA®? Just celebrated my 1 year anniversary. Where are my gifts? Everywhere.

What genre do you write? Novels with strong romantic elements (set around islands & water).

Who are your favourite authors? Garcia Marquez, Paulo Coelho, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Michael Ondaatje, Milan Kundera, Rumi, Pablo Neruda. 

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What inspired you to write romance? Life.

What's the best thing about going to conference? So many wonderful storytellers gathered in one place.

And lastly, finish these statements...
My greatest strength as a writer is...wonder.    
A sexy hero/heroine needs...soul.
My latest WIP (work in progress) is about...a son discovering secrets of his late father's life, and his own, through his father's lovers.
When I write I like to...lose (and find) myself.
My best writing milestone to date is...my debut novel, THE POET'S SECRET, being a 2010 RWA Golden Heart® finalist.
Steps to Amoud

Thanks for answering my questions, Ken! Thank you for including me!

Click on the link if you'd like to visit Ken's website or feel free to "friend him" on Facebook (Kenneth Zak, San Diego).


  1. Hi Unsinkable bro -
    It was great meeting you at the RWA conference. Your WIP sounds wonderful....soulful.
    Good interview Kylie and Ken:)

  2. Hi Kylie and Ken,
    Great to meet a brave man amongst all the women in the RW organisations. I love islands and water, so I'll keep my eye out for your books in the future! Good luck with your writing.

  3. Jennifer & Cath, thanks for coming to meet Ken (although I know Jennifer you've already done that in person at last year's conference!)