Read the Latest Review of Widow’s Walk

Stop by the New Book Review http://thenewbookreview.blogspot.com/2009/09/religious-fiction-from-kenneth-weene.html for the latest review of author Kenneth Weene‘s Widow’s Walk. Reviewer Carolyn Johnson says, “Widow’s Walk is a story of faith and its effects on already flawed characters.” It’s a story of good people who struggle – sometimes successfully and often not – to deal with the challenges in their lives. The novel reflects how family, friendship, love, faith, and character affect that struggle.

Throughout Weene’s diverse career which included teaching, pastoral care and psychology, he has also been devoted to writing. For the Widow’s Walk blog tour, he is offering a couple of giveaways to those who visit tour stops and leave comments. Winners will be drawn at random and have a couple of chances to win. Prizes include a copy of Widow’s Walk for one lucky winner, and he’s also giving away a few copies of his poetry book.

If you haven’t already read Widow’s Walk, be sure to pick your copy up at Kenneth Weene’s Author Website – http://widows-walk.webs.com/ or at Amazon http://tiny.cc/M5TjW.

You can also connect with him on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/kenneth.weene or Twitter – https://twitter.com/Ken_Weene.

For more information about Kenneth Weene and his virtual tour, check the schedule at http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2009/08/widows-walk-blog-tour.html

Widow’s Walk and the Irish Experience in WWII



Stop by Ascroft, eh? today http://dianneascroft.wordpress.com/2009/09/04/widows-walk-by-kenneth-weene/ to get a taste of Kenneth Weene‘s new novel Widow’s Walk. Kenneth sets up introduction to an excerpt you don’t want to miss. It offers a glimpse into the Irish experience in WWII.

Widow’s Walk is a story of good people who struggle – sometimes successfully and often not – to deal with the challenges in their lives. The novel reflects how family, friendship, love, faith, and character affect that struggle.

Throughout Weene’s diverse career which included teaching, pastoral care and psychology, he has also been devoted to writing. For the Widow’s Walk blog tour, he is offering a couple of giveaways to those who visit tour stops and leave comments. Winners will be drawn at random and have a couple of chances to win. Prizes include a copy of Widow’s Walk for one lucky winner, and he’s also giving away a few copies of his poetry book.

If you haven’t already read Widow’s Walk, be sure to pick your copy up at Kenneth Weene’s Author Website – http://widows-walk.webs.com/ or at Amazon http://tiny.cc/M5TjW.

You can also connect with him on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/kenneth.weene or Twitter – https://twitter.com/Ken_Weene.

For more information about Kenneth Weene and his virtual tour, check the schedule at http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2009/08/widows-walk-blog-tour.html

Blog Tour with Author Ken Weene Kicks Off Today



Author Kenneth Weene kicks off his virtual blog tour with a stop by Writer’s In the Sky http://yvonneperry.blogspot.com/2009/09/widows-walk-by-kenneth-weene.html where Yvonne Perry delves into Kenneth the person and the author with an in-depth interview.

Kenneth’s novel, Widow’s Walk, is for women who are trying to decide what to do with their lives. It’s a book for people who like to experience emotions and at the same time think about life’s meaning. Kenneth’s career – primarily in New York – has included teaching, pastoral care, and psychology. Throughout his career Ken has also been devoted to writing, and he is offering a couple of giveaways to people who visit his stops along the tour route and leave comments. Winners will be drawn at random and have a couple of chances to win. Prizes include a copy of Widow’s Walk for on lucky winner, and he’s also giving away a few copies of his poetry book.

If you haven’t already read Widow’s Walk, be sure to pick your copy up at Kenneth Weene’s Author Website – http://widows-walk.webs.com/ or at Amazon http://tiny.cc/M5TjW.

You can also connect with him on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/kenneth.weene or Twitter – https://twitter.com/Ken_Weene.

For more information about Kenneth Weene and his virtual tour, check the schedule at http://virtualblogtour.blogspot.com/2009/08/widows-walk-blog-tour.html

Widow’s Walk Blog Tour

Widow’s Walk Blog Tour

with Author Kenneth Weene Widow’s Walk Blog Tour

September 1-30


Join author, Kenneth Weene, on his blog book tour September 1-30 and learn more about him and his novel Widow’s Walk, a story of good people’s struggle – sometimes successfully and often not – to deal with the challenges in their lives. The novel reflects how family, friendship, love, faith, and character affect that struggle. Take the time to leave comments along the way and you’ll be entered in a drawing with a chance to win two different prizes.

  • The first giveaway is Kenneth Weene’s poetry book which will go to a few different commenters.
  • The second giveaway is a copy of his book Widow’s Walk to one lucky commenter

About Widow’s Walk

Widow’s Walk is a story of faith and its effects on already flawed characters. Set in Boston in the 1980s, it is the story of Mary Flanagan and her children, Sean and Kathleen. Mary’s husband, Sean, Sr., died at the wheel of his M.T.A. bus. Her son, Sean, Jr. is a quadriplegic, injured on his way to a brothel in Vietnam; Kathleen, divorced and unable to have children, works and lives at a hospice that primarily serves AIDS patients; there she lives a mechanistically faithful life, but one devoid of belief. This unhappy family structure is erected on the bedrock stoicism of Mary’s Irish Catholicism. It is that faith which is tested, changed, and strangely reaffirmed over the course of the tale.

Two events upend Mary’s world. The first is her friend, Lois’s, move to Florida. The second is Sean’s decision to seek rehabilitation in a center in Minnesota – a decision initiated by Jem, a home health aide whose own life reflects a faith of care and service.

Mary finds herself looking for new meaning and direction in her life. In the process she meets two unexpected people, Arnie Berger, a college professor, an agnostic or perhaps deistic Jew, and love interest, and Pat Michaels, a minister, whose view of a joyous faith is much at odds with Mary’s rigid theology. She also moves into a housing share and becomes friends with Amelia Callaghan, the misanthropic house owner.

Sean’s life, too, is dramatically changed because he falls in love with and marries one of the aides at the rehab center. He returns to Boston married, employed and expecting their first child.

Given the remarkable changes in her mother’s and brother’s lives and influenced by Max, one of her dying patients and a man whose story and faith are powerful and unique, Kathleen also seeks love. She meets Danny, a young man tied to his overprotective mother and unable to deal with his own feelings of inadequacy.

Sadly, Kathleen and Danny’s relationship ends in disaster, rape, and abuse. Danny flees. In her own way, Kathleen does too; she becomes catatonic and dependent.

Mary unable to come to terms with her sense of guilt and responsibility towards her daughter – is powerless to keep those feelings from coming between her and Arnie.

In the end, Mary can not live with her unhappiness and dies of “the pain of her soul,” a diagnosis provided by the caregiver, Jem, who had originally encouraged Sean to make his momentous move. Mary’s death creates a strange psychological space in which Kathleen takes on her mother’s place in the world.



About the Author

A New Englander by upbringing and inclination, Ken Weene’s career – primarily in New York – included teaching, pastoral care, and psychology. Throughout his career Ken has also been devoted to writing. His poetry has appeared in a number of publications – both print and web. He authored a number of professional publications. His short stories and essays have also been published. One of his short plays was recently workshopped. An anthology of Ken’s work, Songs For My Father, was published 2002. His novel, Widow’s Walk, has been published in 2009. Ken and his wife, Roz, now live in greater Phoenix where he spends much of his time writing.

He started writing, primarily poetry, in the 1980s. Regarding Widow’s Walk, Weene says, “Stepping away from full-time work was the best decision I ever made. Writing this story has given me tremendous personal satisfaction, and it has shown me an avenue for expression I will always treasure.”

If you haven’t already read Widow’s Walk, be sure to pick your copy up at Kenneth Weene’s Author Website – http://widows-walk.webs.com/.




Widow’s Walk Blog Tour

with Author Kenneth Weene Widow’s Walk Blog Tour

September 1-30

We are currently booking tour stops. If you are interested in taking part int this tour email us at virturalblogtours (at) yahoo.com


September 2 – Writers in the Sky http://yvonneperry.blogspot.com/2009/09/widows-walk-by-kenneth-weene.html – Interview

September 4 – Ascroft, eh? http://dianneascroft.wordpress.com/2009/09/04/widows-walk-by-kenneth-weene/ – Guest Post and Excerpt

September 7 – New Book Review http://thenewbookreview.blogspot.com/2009/09/religious-fiction-from-kenneth-weene.html – Review

September 9 – Astrology for Everyday-One Writer’s Passion http://gooddaysnodays.blogspot.com/2009/09/blog-review-widows-walk.html – Review

September 11 – Katie Hines – Walking on Water – http://katiehines.blogspot.com/2009/09/meet-christian-author-kenneth-weene.html – Interview

September 14 – Xanga blog http://cce613.xanga.com/711963936/book-promo-widows-walk-by-ken-weene/ – Excerpt

September 16 – Marilyn’s Musings http://marilynmeredith.blogspot.com/2009/09/widows-walk-by-ken-weene.html– Review

September 18 – The Nurse Mommy – http://www.thenursemommy.com/2009/09/guest-posting-about-faith-from-author.html – Guest Post

September 21 – The Book Connection http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2009/09/arnie-berger-from-widows-walk-by-ken.html – Guest Post

September 23 – Books and Authors http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2009/09/kenneth-weene-visits.html

September 24 — Books and Authors http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2009/09/talking-with-kenneth-weene.html

September 25 — Books and Authors http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2009/09/glimpse-inside-widows-walk-by-kenneth.html – Excerpt

September 26 – Books and Authors http://joyce-anthony.blogspot.com/2009/09/widows-walk-by-kenneth-weene-review.html– Review

September 28 – Stories that Read You http://stevenbradley.blogspot.com/2009/09/widows-walk-by-ken-weene-story-that.html

September 29 – Across the Pond Blog Talk Radio http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Across-the-Pond/2009/09/29/A-Book-and-a-Chat-Ken-Weene6:30 pm – Interview – The call in number is (347) 237-5398



Widow’s Walk by Kenneth Weene – Virtual Blog Tour in September

In September, author Kenneth Weene, will tour cyber space to promote his new book – Widow’s Walk. We are starting to coordinate his tour and are looking for blogs that review books and blogs that deal with the topics in this book. Read on for details about Widow’s Walk and Kenneth Weenes. If you would like to participate in this tour, contact Donna at virtualblogtours @ yahoo.com

About Widow’s Walk
Mary Flanagan, caught between her sense of religion and obligation on one hand and her very human desire for love and life on the other, is in emotional limbo. When she meets Arnie Berger, who becomes both her lover and philosophic guide, Mary’s world seems to be transformed.

Changes also come for Mary’s children, who have been trapped in their own dilemmas. Sean, a quadriplegic, is looking for a fulfilled life. Mary’s daughter, Kathleen must cope with infertility and anger in her search for happiness.

The lives of all three Flanagans are turned upside down by happiness and tragedy.

Topics from Widow’s Walk

  • the role of religion and faith in life
  • the possibility of love
  • the meaning of life and of love
  • dealing with disabilities and quadriplegia in life
  • widowhood and moving on with life as a widow
  • women trying to decide what to do with their lives.
  • people who like to experience emotions and think about life’s meaning.
  • women’s issues
  • the Irish-American experience


About Kenneth Weenes
A New Englander by upbringing and inclination, Ken Weene’s career – primarily in New York – included teaching, pastoral care, and psychology. Throughout his career Ken has also been devoted to writing. His poetry has appeared in a number of publications – both print and web. He authored a number of professional publications. His short stories and essays have also been published. One of his short plays was recently workshopped. An anthology of Ken’s work, Songs For My Father, was published 2002. His novel, Widow’s Walk, has been published in 2009. Ken and his wife, Roz, now live in greater Phoenix where he spends much of his time writing.

Visit Kenneth Weenes at http://widows-walk.webs.com

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