Sunday, July 21, 2013

James Kafka

Location:  Illinois / USA
Age: 56

Question:  How long have you been writing?
     I've been writing a long time, but in 2011 I finally decided to publish one of my manuscripts.
Question:  What was the name of the first book you ever published, and when was it published?
"Warfolkan: Casualties of Truth", Apr. 2012

Question:  Was this book published by a publisher; or did you self-publish?
  I self-published.
Question:  Tell our readers about this very first book.  (For example:  What was the inspiration for writing it, and what was it about)?
 The inspiration came from the word Warfolkan. It started off as nothing more than a word I came up with while playing "Dungeons & Dragons". But, from it I created an entire fantasy world. And, for the past 33 years I've continually wrote stories about that world.
Question:  Can a person still buy this book?  If so, where?
 Dear God, I hope not.
Question:  How many total books have you published?
 Two. Both were self-published.
Question:  List all of your titles.
Book 1: "Warfolkan: Casualties of Truth", and
Book 2: "Warfolkan".
Question:  Any future writing projects in the works?  If so, tell us about it, and any pertinent dates to go with it.
For the past 20 years I’ve tried to write at least one manuscript every winter from the fantasy world I created. As for future manuscripts being published, that remains uncertain for now.
Question:  What is the title of your current book, and tell us a little about it.
"Warfolkan", is my second book. A more complete version of what I tried to accomplish in the first book. I re-wrote book one and then added 17 more chapters, making Warfolkan a comprehensive novel.
The plot truly begins when the main character, Wajue, meets a strange and mysterious woman, and sets in motion his journey of discovery. The resilient, but immature Wajue, constantly struggles to make sense of his unforeseen circumstances and is forced to rely on the woman if he is to survive. Ultimately, in the end, he will be held accountable for the consequences of his actions and the choices he has made.
It’s a genuine action adventure narrative, with extraordinary unforgettable characters, and promises to keep the pages turning.
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Last question, if someone comes across this article and reads it, what would you like to tell them about why you think they should try reading your book or books? (Basically, what can you offer them in the way of information or entertainment)?
This is my recipe for homemade fantasy story telling: 
The three main ingredients I use are a hero, a dash of mystery, and the reader’s imagination. Next, I toss in 3 to 4 handfuls of action, the wild and crazy monster kind. I then add two teaspoons of humor, because I hate when the plot gets too thick. I always use a cup of suspense, while I stir the plot. And I never forget to include several pinches of romance into the mix, just to spice up the story.
And that’s what "Warfolkan" offers in the way of entertainment. Good to the last finger licking page.         
Anything else you'd like to add that I didn't ask you, but you would like to share with our readers? 
I understand everyone has a favorite genre they like to read, and if my book is not to their liking, I’m okay with that. I’m just happy people are reading.

Twitter @james_kafka

Thank you for interview and for allowing me to promote my book.
Blog Writer's Note to Author:  Although, I only read the free preview for "Warfolkan" that gives, I can truly say that I'm sure there is a market for this book.  I have to admit that when you suggested I read your blog that I wasn't sure what to expect, but I have to admit that I quite enjoyed it.  You have a direct humor that is quite endearing in your blog posts.  So, much of what you've written on your blog I could relate to as a self-published author myself.  I wish you the best of luck in finding your audience for this book, and I personally hope you consider writing and publishing another.  Thanks for the interview.









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