Ken McKowen has spent more than twenty-seven years working for California State Parks as a park ranger, a planner and a writer. He currently manages the state parks' trails program, which includes overseeing several million dollars in grant funds annually allocated to trail construction projects statewide.

Ken started writing and editing professionally in 1977. His writing career has included several years as the head writer for the California State Parks marketing and public relations office, a planner writing state park general plans, and a freelancer completing many dozens of outdoor and travel-related articles. Ken has also had two books published, the last of which was the highly acclaimed The Highroad Guide to the California Coast . He has also edited books and articles for others and sold many photographs for publication.

Ken's very successful efforts over the years in writing grant proposals, and reviewing others' grant applications in his present job, has lead to him teaching the art of successful grant writing in numerous seminars. He occasionally dabbles in grant writing for various non-profits and works with wife Dahlynn to turn out occasional freelance articles and the photos that accompany them. He can be reached at:

Ken McKowen
Two Writers' Ink
PO Box 607,Orangevale, CA 95662


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