Ken Bachtold

Always an avid reader, his two-year-old Kindle currently stores 400 books, mostly MM romance. Often frustrated at finding exactly the type of story he favored, he thought, "What the hell, I should write one." And so he did! Naturally, he was profoundly delighted when it was accepted for publication by Dreamspinner Press. He hopes you like it! Ken Bachtold graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. and an M.A. in acting and directing and a minor in art. Passing up a great teaching job and surrendering to the “lure of the big time” he came to New York. After pounding the pavement, as it were, and finding it wanting, he decided to shape his own destiny and founded A Company Of Players Repertory Theatre, and then producing and directing five plays, including J.M. Barrie’s Dear Brutus. For The Drama Committee he directed several plays including Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband and A Woman Of No Importance. He wrote and directed the musical Saloon, based loosely on The Drunkard which opened a brand new dinner theatre in New Jersey and received rave reviews. Being accepted at the BMI Musical Comedy Class he wrote The Facts Of Life. Two other original musicals include Boo! and Dilemma! He acted in and directed many shows for Frank Calo’s ongoing Spotlight On Festivals, Inc., including Jean Anouilh’s Antigone. More recently he wrote and directed the gay-themed original play Starting Over, accepted for the Ninth Annual Fresh Fruit Festival.