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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ken Harrelson  

Pen Name: N/A


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1938 in Carmi, Illinois

Died: 2011

-- Ken Harrelson on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Ken was born and raised in Carmi. He moved back to Illinois and lived in Norris City from 1974 until his death in 2011.

Biographical and Professional Information

While Harrelson was born and raised in Carmi, Illinois, he also lived in Mesa and Safford, Arizona before settling in Norris City, Illinois for the last 37 years of his life. Ken's books can also be purchased by contacting: Kenneth Dwain Harrelson407 West Main StreetNorris City, Illinois 62869[]

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

Life in the Sticks
ISBN: 0971768900

Unknown. 2002

ISBN: 160672858X

PublishAmerica. 2008

Janasland is a science fiction novel about a young couple who lives in a wilderness hideaway. They are very content there until the wife goes to the city to buy a gift. After not returning by the time she had indicated in the note she left for her husband, he becomes very concerned for her. That is when he decides to go to the city and look for her. This decision both saves their lives and alters them forever. Once he gets to the city, he finds that it’s a walled prison city, built by evil beings from another world.