Old friend, old member and novelist Ken Decroo was today’s speaker. 
 
FIRST, Ken caught us up on what he has been up to – other than writing. Pretty much spends his time traveling, or at his place in Mexico.
 
His novel “Almost Human” did well, it is based on a chimp named Oliver that Ken owned for a number of years. Oliver had been mistreated and killed a man years ago; Ken was able to rescue Oliver and use him for Ken’s work in movie making. Oliver passed away 4 or 5 months ago at the age of 64.
 
Ken is working on his next book – a continuation of “Almost Human” titled “More Than Human.” The proceeds of the book are dedicated to “Hearts and Lives.”
 
A few thoughts on writing:
 
  • “First, live a life worth writing about!” (Hemingway)
  • Don’t write for money, write because you have a story to tell.
 
Ken is actually in the negotiation process to have his first book produced as a movie! Book number two should be out this summer.
 
As always, Ken has quite a number of stories to tell – and today he had an opportunity to do so.
 
Pretty exciting to have a novelist as a friend!