Born in Parma, Ohio, Kenneth Zak is an aquatic nomad of Bohemian-Polish ancestry. He shut down a successful law practice and embarked on a 3 year personal pilgrimage traveling the globe in quest of a deeper purpose.
He unleashed his creative self in a mountaintop village in Crete where he began his debut novel, The Poet’s Secret, continuing work on the manuscript and his poetry in Bali, Costa Rica, Thailand, Cambodia and South America.
His poem “Two Bits” from The Poet’s Secret previously appeared in Kelp Magazine. His short fiction “A Promise” has appeared in A Year in Ink, San Diego Writers, Ink Anthology, Volume 4, and his short story “Thea” appeared in A Year in Ink, San Diego Writers, Ink Anthology, Volume 8. His contributed articles have appeared in Luxe Beat Magazine, Portland Book Review, and The Ohio State University Alumni digital magazine and he has appeared on Frommer’s The Travel Show.
His other passions include reading, music, surfing, ocean swimming, free diving, the Tibetan Rites and yoga. He currently resides in San Diego, California.