Published Works of Ken Dickson

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Detour from Normal

This harrowing memoir tells the true story of a beloved family man and respected engineer, who undergoes a life-saving surgery, reacts to medication and improper treatment, and lands in a high-security psychiatric ward. There, psychiatrists pronounce him persistently and acutely disabled and a danger to himself and others. What will happen to him and will he ever regain his former life?



Praise for Detour from Normal

“A massive amount of emotion rolled into a page-turner.”
“An enlightening and dare I say frightening glimpse into the world of mental health care.”
“This is a story you will want to share with the people you know and love.”
“Scary, life-changing and inspiring!”
“Powerful and gripping.”
“A psychological thriller, medical mystery, and compelling drama—made all the more vivid because it actually happened.”

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The Road to Amistad

An unprecedented psychological change catapults ordinary people into an extraordinary new level of human consciousness. The mysterious change leads to heartache and confusion for many, but for some, it is their calling. Drawn to each other, they unite to nurture and spread their gift for the benefit of humanity.

Initially, their plans go ahead uncannily well; however, their visionary dreams soon turn into nightmares as they find themselves fighting for their lives against a world that is not quite ready for them. Will they survive and what will become of their gift?

Praise for The Road to Amistad

“Absolutely audacious and wonderfully wild, sure to catch even the most fantastic of imaginations off guard.”
“A roller coaster of hope and despair.”
“Well and cleverly written, a fascinating, engaging story with characters you want to get to know!”
“An exuberant-but-grounded glimpse into mankind’s possible future.”

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Coming in Early 2018


Aim for Justice

Aim for Justice follows a devoted family man and respected engineer who unexpectedly spirals into mental illness after a life-saving surgery. Hampered by inept medical and mental health treatment, he tries his utmost to save himself. Nevertheless, he winds up confined against his will in a high-security psych ward, stripped of his right to bear arms.

Not one to give up, he struggles back to normalcy and takes aim at clearing his mental health record and restoring his right. After several rejected petitions, he finally faces a judge in the same courtroom where he lost his right to plead for its reinstatement.