Ken Sheldon, aka Fred Marple: Founding father of Yankee reinvention – and Frost Heaves, NH

Print Friendly, PDF & Email


[Just click the play button above and listen in!]

Ken Sheldon, aka Fred Marple.
Ken Sheldon, aka Fred Marple.

ResetKen Sheldon has put fictional town Frost Heaves on the map through the persona of quintessential Yankee, Fred Marple. Sheldon’s earlier first acts included stints as a cartoonist, hardware store clerk and an editor for Byte Magazine, the first publication about personal computers.

His singing and songwriting led to his biggest re-invention, the creation of Fred Marple and the book and musical “Welcome to Frost Heaves.” After a run of many years at the Peterborough Players Theater, the show will have its final performances April 8 and 9. Screen Shot 2016-03-28 at 8.30.14 AM

Get tickets at
Below: A YouTube invitation from Fred Marple, because “all mediocre things must come to an end” – [plus, it’s a long way to Tipperary.]

MorinMike Morin is a broadcaster, author, speaker and now podcaster, busy celebrating life’s second acts via the airwaves. Maybe you can help: Are you rediscovering yourself beyond 40? Do you  have an interesting “second-act” to share? Do you know someone who left their career to follow their dreams? Contact Morin at and you could be the next person to add “inspirational voice of reinvention” to your resume by sharing your story on Reset: 40 is the New Happy.


Click here to subscribe to this podcast series via iTunes.

email boxYou’re one click away! Sign up for our free eNewsletter and never miss another thing