Author Ken Lang was our guest on July 23rd. Listen to the Podcast now:
Ken Lang is a 22 year law enforcement veteran from the State of Maryland. He has served the last 15 years as a detective in the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Section where Sex Crimes, Robbery, and Homicide investigations have become his forte. A decorated officer, Ken has been awarded the William J. Simms Memorial Award, was named 1997 Officer of the Year by the Optimist Club, has been issued three unit citations, a Chief’s Award, and was the recipient of 14 letters of appreciation for outstanding service as recognized by distinguished members of government and civilians alike.
In addition to his current investigative assignment, Ken is also an active Forensic Artist, providing Maryland police agencies with composite sketches, post-mortem and age-enhancement drawings, and skull reconstructions in a variety of ongoing investigations.
It was in March of 2010 when Ken accidentally discovered his writing talents. While volunteering at a story telling conference, Ken met Delaware author and ghostwriter, John Riddle, founder of I Love to Write Day, and the two conversed about ways in which Ken could make income writing online content for law enforcement websites. But when John learned about Ken's vast experience in the Criminal Investigation Division, investigating rapes, robberies, and murders, he encouraged Ken to seriously consider writing true crime books based on those experiences.
By March of the following year, Ken acted on the advise and released his ebook version of Walking Among the Dead; True Stories from a Homicide Detective through Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and Smashwords. Ken is currently working on the two followup books Standing in Deaths Shadow: More True Stories from a Homicide Detective and Death Comes Uninvited: The Last Pages from a Homicide Detective's Notebook.
Ken currently resides in North East, Maryland with his wife, Michele, and three children.