About

[vc_row gap=”30″ content_placement=”top” el_class=”pd-bottom-80 sm-pd-bottom-60 xs-pd-bottom-40 pd-top-60 sm-pd-top-60 xs-pd-top-60″][vc_column width=”2/3″ el_class=”xs-mg-bottom-40″][g5plus_heading title=”Ken Linnett Bio” css=”.vc_custom_1587403098831{margin-top: -8px !important;margin-bottom: 24px !important;}”][g5plus_dropcaps]Starting when he was 19, Ken Linnett worked for 10 years as a teacher. Four of those years were in the Victorian countryside where at one stage he ran a one-teacher school with responsibility for every pupil from preps to grade six.

During that time, he combined an active sports life with upgrading his educational qualifications, developing a love of literature and history, submitting short stories to literary magazines and collecting a swag of rejection slips.

For the next 10 years – in Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and England – Linnett worked in a variety of jobs ranging from cleaner to storeman-packer, driver, spruiker at the Royal Melbourne Show and fruit picker. Meanwhile, the rejections receded and the acceptances began. The result was a portfolio of published work, including fiction in literary magazines and reviews, interviews and news stories in arts magazines and newspapers.

The portfolio, plus his first published book Sequences From the Seventies (1981), helped him win a reporter’s role in late 1982 with the tri-weekly Swan Hill Guardian newspaper on the Victorian-NSW border. A year later he returned to Melbourne to begin a 26-year career with local newspapers, the best known of which was the Melbourne Times. Here he rose from D-grade reporter to chief sub-editor and editor. During this time, Linnett’s teaching experience enabled him to become a mentor and writing coach for young journalists. Since retiring in 2009, he has combined a voluntary role as an English coach with furthering his writing career. Three of his books have been published (see Books on this site). Another will be released in 2020.[/g5plus_dropcaps][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][mvc_ihe border_width=”12″ hover_effect=”square effect13 top_to_bottom” image_id=”3264″]

Ken Linnett

[/mvc_ihe][g5plus_lists bullet=”icon” color=”primary” values=”%5B%7B%22icon_font%22%3A%22fa%20fa-check%22%2C%22label%22%3A%22Lorem%20ipsum%20dolor%20sit%20amet.%20Lorem%20ipsum%20dolor%20sit%20amet%22%7D%2C%7B%22icon_font%22%3A%22fa%20fa-check%22%2C%22label%22%3A%22Lorem%20ipsum%20dolor%20sit%20amet.%20Lorem%20ipsum%22%7D%2C%7B%22icon_font%22%3A%22fa%20fa-check%22%2C%22label%22%3A%22Lorem%20ipsum%20dolor%20sit%20amet.%20Lorem%20ipsum%20dolor%20sit%20amet%2C%20consetetur%20sadip.%22%7D%2C%7B%22icon_font%22%3A%22fa%20fa-check%22%2C%22label%22%3A%22At%20vero%20eos%20et%20accusam%20et%20justo%20duo%20dolores%22%7D%5D” value_color=”#858585″ css=”.vc_custom_1472262578777{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content_no_spaces” equal_height=”yes” content_placement=”middle” disable_element=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1587384694036{background-color: #f7f7f7 !important;}”][vc_column width=”2/3″ offset=”vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-lg-5 vc_col-md-offset-0 vc_col-md-6 vc_col-sm-offset-2 vc_col-xs-offset-1 vc_col-xs-10″ el_class=”pd-top-100 sm-pd-top-80 xs-pd-top-60 pd-bottom-100 sm-pd-bottom-80 xs-pd-bottom-60 col-mb-10 col-mb-offset-1 md-pd-left-15 pd-right-15 sm-pd-right-0″][vc_single_image image=”1509″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1472264539680{background-image: url(http://kenlinnettauthor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/about-us-image-01.jpg?id=1301) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}” offset=”vc_col-md-6″][vc_empty_space height=”340px” el_class=”mg-top-100 sm-mg-top-0 mg-bottom-100 sm-mg-bottom-0″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” overlay_mode=”color” overlay_color=”rgba(0,0,0,0.9)” disable_element=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1587384714202{background-image: url(http://kenlinnettauthor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/counter_background.jpg?id=275) !important;}” el_class=”pd-top-65 sm-pd-top-45 pd-bottom-55 sm-pd-bottom-35″][vc_column width=”1/2″ el_class=”icon-right col-mb-12 sm-pd-bottom-40″ offset=”vc_col-md-3 vc_col-xs-6″][g5plus_counter counter_value=”2152″ counter_title=”COFFEE CUPS” underline_value=”true”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ el_class=”icon-right xs-hidden col-mb-12 sm-pd-bottom-40″ offset=”vc_col-md-3 vc_col-xs-6″][g5plus_counter counter_value=”1575″ counter_title=”PROJECTS” underline_value=”true”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ el_class=”icon-right col-mb-12 xs-pd-bottom-40″ offset=”vc_col-md-3 vc_col-xs-6″][g5plus_counter counter_value=”250″ counter_title=”WORKING DAY” underline_value=”true”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″ el_class=”col-mb-12″ offset=”vc_col-md-3 vc_col-xs-6″][g5plus_counter counter_value=”068″ counter_title=”CLIENTS” underline_value=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row overlay_mode=”color” disable_element=”yes” el_class=”mg-top-100 sm-mg-top-80 xs-mg-top-60 mg-bottom-90 sm-mg-bottom-50 xs-mg-bottom-30″][vc_column offset=”vc_col-md-4 vc_col-xs-12″ el_class=”sm-mg-bottom-40″][vc_column_text]

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut lab ore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam volupat.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column offset=”vc_col-md-8 vc_col-xs-12″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”col-mb-12 md-mg-bottom-40″ width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-lg-3 vc_col-md-6 vc_col-xs-6″][g5plus_pie_chart value=”60″ title=”ILLUSTRATION” units=”%” value_color=”#222222″ title_color=”#222222″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”col-mb-12 md-mg-bottom-40″ width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-lg-3 vc_col-md-6 vc_col-xs-6″][g5plus_pie_chart value=”90″ title=”DESIGN” units=”%” value_color=”#222222″ title_color=”#222222″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”col-mb-12 md-mg-bottom-40″ width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-lg-3 vc_col-md-6 vc_col-xs-6″][g5plus_pie_chart value=”75″ title=”HTML/CSS” units=”%” value_color=”#222222″ title_color=”#222222″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”col-mb-12″ width=”1/2″ offset=”vc_col-lg-3 vc_col-md-6 vc_col-xs-6″][g5plus_pie_chart value=”80″ title=”MARKETING” units=”%” value_color=”#222222″ title_color=”#222222″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row” parallax=”content-moving” parallax_image=”415″ overlay_mode=”color” overlay_color=”rgba(0,0,0,0.7)” disable_element=”yes” el_class=”pd-top-100 sm-pd-top-80 xs-pd-top-60 pd-bottom-100 sm-pd-bottom-80 xs-pd-bottom-60″][vc_column width=”5/6″ offset=”vc_col-sm-offset-1 vc_col-xs-offset-1 vc_col-xs-10″][g5plus_testimonials values=”%5B%7B%22avatar%22%3A%22398%22%2C%22author%22%3A%22-%20ANDREA%20BALI%20-%22%2C%22author_info%22%3A%22ThemeSun%2C%20Marketing%22%2C%22quote%22%3A%22Maecenas%20tempus%2C%20tellus%20eget%20condimentum%20rhon%20cus%2C%20sem%20quam%20semper%20libero%2C%20sit%20amet%20adipiscing%20sem%20neque.Maec%20enas%20tempus%2C%20tellus%20eget%20condimentum%20rhon%20cus%2C%20sem%20quam%20semper%20libero%2C%20sit%20amet%20adipiscing%20%5Cnsem%20neque%20Lorem%20ipsum%20dolor%20sit%20.%22%7D%2C%7B%22avatar%22%3A%22401%22%2C%22author%22%3A%22-%20KAGA%20KAMI%20-%22%2C%22author_info%22%3A%22G5Plus%2C%20Development%22%2C%22quote%22%3A%22Nibh%20omnium%20vel%20at%2C%20in%20nec%20fabulas%20nusquam%20mediocritatem%2C%20tota%20zril%20id%20cum.%20Nec%20lucilius%20euripidis%20scripserit%20at.%20Eligendi%20invenire%20et%20eam%2C%20ius%20dicant%20imperdiet%20voluptaria%20ea.%20At%20pro%20sumo%20blandit.%20Soluta%20dissentias%20pro%20at%2C%20cum%20harum.%22%7D%5D” color_scheme=”color-dark” nav_style=”classic” dots=”true”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” disable_element=”yes” el_class=”pd-top-100 sm-pd-top-80 xs-pd-top-60 pd-bottom-100 sm-pd-bottom-80 xs-pd-bottom-60″][vc_column][g5plus_heading align=”text-center” title=”Our Team” des_title=”Maecenas tempus, tellus eget condimentum rhon cus, sem quam semper libero”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ el_class=”xs-mg-bottom-40″][g5plus_our_team member_name=”Michael James” member_job=”DESIGNER” member_avatar=”691″ social_profiles=”%5B%7B%22icon_font%22%3A%22fa%20fa-facebook%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22url%3A%2523%7Ctitle%3AFacebook%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C%22%7D%2C%7B%22icon_font%22%3A%22fa%20fa-twitter%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22url%3A%2523%7Ctitle%3ATwitter%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C%22%7D%2C%7B%22icon_font%22%3A%22fa%20fa-pinterest%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22url%3A%2523%7Ctitle%3APinterest%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C%22%7D%2C%7B%22icon_font%22%3A%22fa%20fa-instagram%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22url%3A%2523%7Ctitle%3AInstagram%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C%22%7D%5D”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ el_class=”xs-mg-bottom-40″][g5plus_our_team member_name=”David Brown” member_job=”MANAGER” member_avatar=”692″ social_profiles=”%5B%7B%22icon_font%22%3A%22fa%20fa-facebook%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22url%3A%2523%7Ctitle%3AFacebook%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C%22%7D%2C%7B%22icon_font%22%3A%22fa%20fa-twitter%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22url%3A%2523%7Ctitle%3ATwitter%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C%22%7D%2C%7B%22icon_font%22%3A%22fa%20fa-pinterest%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22url%3A%2523%7Ctitle%3APinterest%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C%22%7D%2C%7B%22icon_font%22%3A%22fa%20fa-instagram%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22url%3A%2523%7Ctitle%3AInstagram%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C%22%7D%5D”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][g5plus_our_team member_name=”Lara Jane” member_job=”HTML CODE” member_avatar=”693″ social_profiles=”%5B%7B%22icon_font%22%3A%22fa%20fa-facebook%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22url%3A%2523%7Ctitle%3AFacebook%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C%22%7D%2C%7B%22icon_font%22%3A%22fa%20fa-twitter%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22url%3A%2523%7Ctitle%3ATwitter%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C%22%7D%2C%7B%22icon_font%22%3A%22fa%20fa-pinterest%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22url%3A%2523%7Ctitle%3APinterest%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C%22%7D%2C%7B%22icon_font%22%3A%22fa%20fa-instagram%22%2C%22link%22%3A%22url%3A%2523%7Ctitle%3AInstagram%7Ctarget%3A%2520_blank%7C%22%7D%5D”][/vc_column][/vc_row]