Ken Harris was born in California in 1933, and a very good year it was. His earliest memories are of life on a rancheria roaming the known world with his two dog friends. At age five, his parents put shoes on his feet and sent him to school. He still hasn’t quite recovered from the shock. A Riverside Poly High education prepared him for a stint in the Navy from 1951 to 1954, where he valiantly fought the Korean War on the beaches of Waikiki. It was tough duty, but…
He met his bride of 61 years at UC Riverside. He has since attended UCLA, UC Davis, and CSU Fullerton, all of which qualified him to teach eighth grade on the San Juan Ridge. He has also taught on Guam and in Spain. He has participated in community theater wherever he has lived and has written numerous magazine articles, flash memoirs, and (most recently) a fanciful, ridiculous fairy tale called How Throckmorton Quattlebottom Became King of North San Juan.
He currently lives and writes in Grass Valley and does some docent work at the Grass Valley Museum.