Ken Van Camp
Freelance Writer, Blogger, Podcaster, Software Engineer, and Voiceover Artist
I specialize in writing about dogs, sailing, humor, and profiles of ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things that left a mark on their corner of the world. I practice the craft of creative nonfiction to better engage my readers.
Ken wrote the following recently published stories:
Good Vibes Club on Medium September 2023: Changes in Attitude
Good Vibes Club on Medium September 2023: I Got Puppy Scammed and Lived to Write About It
Good Old Boat July/August 2023: All in the Family
Small Craft Advisor June 2023: Sailing as a Lifetime Teacher
Village Neighbors June 2023: His Empathy Spanned the World
Small Craft Advisor April 2023: Rhapsody on Lake Harris
Hallard Press February 2023: New York: A Helluva Town
The Florida Writer February 2023: This is Where Beauty Lives
Village Neighbors January 2023: What Makes Lou Soukup Run?
Village Neighbors December 2022: Bouncing Through Life
Village Neighbors November 2022: Her Nursing Uniform Was Fatigues
Small Craft Advisor Sep/Oct 2022: Return to Mullet Key Bayou
Village Neighbors September 2022: That Indomitable Beattie Bunch
Good Old Boat July/August 2022: Ramping Up
Good Old Boat July/August 2022: Changes in Attitude
Village Neighbors July 2022: Eric Lundberg's 15-Year Journey to Build a Classic Wooden Sailboat
Messing About in Boats November 2021: I Almost Didn't Go Sailing Today
Ken is an experienced voiceover artist and sound engineer.
He is the voice of the podcast Keke's Guide to Training Your Human. Listen to new episodes every week on this website or search for "Keke's Guide" on your favorite podcast player.
He narrated and engineered the following audiobook:
Audible February 2023: Marooned in 1799: A Time Travel Novel, written by Bill Hurst, narrated by Ken Van Camp
Ken is a senior Java and Python developer focused on highly distributed applications and micro-service architecture, including AWS serverless/lambdas. He has a strong background in software security, agile, test-driven development and continuous integration, object-oriented analysis, framework design, and architecture.
Check out his post in Medium from December 2021: AWS lambda now supports partial batch failures. But is it the best approach?
Ken is a freelance writer, blogger, podcast performer, voiceover artist, audiobook producer, senior software engineer, sailor, and dog lover based in The Villages, Florida.
He has written on a variety of subjects, from sailing to personal profiles to software development to dogs.
He has published on Kindle (Refuge of the Runaways)
He has recorded his first audiobook on Audible, "Marooned in 1799: A Time Travel Novel".
Contact Ken via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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On Medium: https://medium.com/kekesguide
On Substack: https://kekesguide.substack.com/
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Connect with him on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/kvancamp
Follow Ken's poetry and sailing blog: http://followthewake.blogspot.com/