Ken McGoogan – update on a new edition of a previous novel

Ken McGoogan previously visited Reading Recommendations in Sept. 2016, and is back to tell us about a re-release of a novel he published in 1993 that is now available again in print and as an eBook.


Kerouac’s Ghost
by Ken McGoogan
Published by Bev Editions
Genre: Literary Fiction

Frankie McCracken is still recovering from the Psychedelic Sixties when, while working as a fire lookout in the Canadian Rockies, he finds himself wrestling with a miracle-worker who claims to be the late Jack Kerouac, King of the Beats. This kaleidoscopic coming-of-age novel arrives in 2016 like a note in a bottle from a distant world.

Fiction writer Matt Cohen hailed this work as “an unrepentant blast from the past.” It juggles timelines and narrators, asserts that Kerouac was bigger than Beat, and celebrates his French Canadian roots. This long-awaited, revised digital edition is the definitive version of a favourite novel.

“An unrepentant blast from the past, a politically incorrect celebration of men as libidinous explorers of the physical and spiritual unknown.”
Matt Cohen

“Larger than life and crackling with energy . . . an exuberant celebration of the King Beat himself.”
Charles Mandel

“What I like best about Visions of Kerouac is the gentle voice of conscience underneath the adventure narrative, the writer who is not afraid to find his own heart and follow it amid a wilderness of souls who have lost their way . . . . McGoogan finds the trail to a new and saner life, both for himself and for those of us lucky enough to hear his words.”
Gerald Nicosia, author of Memory Babe: A Critical Biography of Jack Kerouac

From Ken McGoogan’s Blog

Where to purchase Ken’s book:

Don Gutteridge (5)-page-001Don Gutteridge

What is your latest release and what genre is it? Bev Editions (Toronto) has published four books in the past two months in the Marc Edwards Mystery Series: The Bishop’s Pawn, Desperate Acts, Unholy Alliance and Minor Corruption. Governing Passion will be published on June 15, with the last of the series due out next month (The Widow’s Demise). All of these are e-books. The Marc Edwards Mysteries are set in Upper Canada during and after the Rebellion of 1837. All of them involve both politics and murder, with a continuing theme of the development of responsible government.

Quick description: I also would like to mention my historical mystery, Lily’s Story (Bev Editions, e-book and paperback), set in Lambton County during the 19th century.

C_V2 - Lily's Story - front cover

Brief biography:
I am the author of more than forty books: fiction, poetry and scholarly works. I was born in Sarnia and raised in the nearby village of Point Edward. I am a graduate of Western University, where I taught for twenty-five years in the Faculty of Education. I am presently Professor Emeritus (retired).

Links to buy Don’s book:
All m books are all available on line at Indigo, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords.

Don’s promo links:
e-mail: dongutteridge37 (at)

What are you working on now?
I am currently writing poetry and editing the mystery series as they come out.

Don’s reading recommendation:
The Timekeeper by Trevor Ferguson