Ken McGorry's Bio

Ken McGorry’s fiction features surprising comic relief amid often tense dramatic scenes, as readers of his novels Smashed and Ghost Hampton know. Ken’s novels unfold in the here-and-now present tense; their cinematic point of view owes a lot to his years toiling at scriptwriting.  Readers praise Ghost Hampton’s energy level, realism and its balance of action and paranormal suspense. They enjoy Ghost Hampton’s characters, their believability and humanity and how they interact.

Ken is also known for his 20-plus years as an editor of the professional film-and-TV-production monthly Post. While he loves the many real characters he got to know in that industry, Ken got hooked on creating his own a few years ago. Television production comes to the fore in Ghost Hampton in a climactic scene Ken calls “a Jerry Springer event.”

Ken lives with his wife and dogs on Long Island. They have two strapping sons. And they have a little summer place in Westhampton Beach. It’s not far from an old house rumored to have been a brothel long ago, and haunted today.

Ken is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the Independent Book Publishers Association.

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For some of Ken’s short humor pieces, visit

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Ken McGorry