April 12, 2024

About Ken

For over 40 years of his life Ken Matthies has been a writer and chronicler of life expressed in poetic form, following the family tradition laid down by his grandfather before him.

Faced with the dramatically life altering experience of his helicopter pilot daughter’s sudden death in 2002 he has grown to also become a literary author of true events based on his own life.

In addition to his first book ‘How to Survive the Death of a Child: A Father’s Story of Healing Light,’ Ken Matthies is also the author of numerous grief healing articles, a lifetime’s accumulation of poetry and more recently written characterized true life stories – all of which are due for publication in 2012. His first work of fiction is currently a work in progress. He lives in the northern solitude and grandeur of a tiny southern Yukon village, an area which he says is a good place to tell his stories from.