Narration by the author, Blake Mathew James.
Music by Kevin MacLeod
Interview with the author:
We are talking with Blake Matthew James author of The Journal; Messages to Kara. Blake has done every job from driving truck, to working fast food, doing stand-up comedy. He describes The Journal; Messages to Kara as a love story that he has written hundreds of times, about the woman who stole his heart, and his chance of reuniting that love from so long ago. It’s about the dreams you have about who and what you thought you were going to be in life.
Welcome Blake. Let me ask, what’s the most overrated virtue?
I don’t believe that there is a overrated virtue. For most people if there was one that is too hard then they don’t have it as a virtue any more.
What do most people get wrong about you?
People tend to misunderstand me because I write comedy, and they think by my doing so that I am not sincere.
If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
It would have to be that we all learn to appreciate and accept the differences in people.
What do you learn while writing this book?
It reminded of what I thought I would be so long ago, and what I needed to do to get closer to what I wanted.
How has your upbringing influenced your writing?
I don’t think that had anything to do with my writing, though I never wrote a report in school, I have always been a believer in keeping a journal.
Do you have a special routine your go through when writing?
I don’t have any special routine, but I try and always keep a recorder close by. You never know when a great idea may come to you. It could be a joke to use in my comedy or just something that may improve your day, something you needed to hear.
Tell us your philosophy of writing.
My philosophy of writing is simple: if it’s worth remembering then it should probably be written in your book of life. I also believe that you are the writer of the story of your life and writing it down is one way to make sure you have the ending you want.
Book title: “The Journal; Messages to Kara ISBN 978-1-4567-1112-2 (sc)
Price: (sc) 12.95 (hc) 21.50 (e) 7.25
Casey Murphy reviews the book for ‘Ask MissA.com‘ (July 12th, 2011)
“Self published, The Journal: Messages to Kara is 108 pages long, making it a quick read that will keep the reader entranced, and with a plot that will keep you at the edge of your seat.”
Nicole Marie Sorkin’s review for Pacific Book Review (May 26, 2011)
“Blake Matthew James truly brings the element of our society’s changing morals; those of having the Internet become a respectable tool for reaching out to people known from one’s past, and ties the chivalry of Joe’s integrity into focus as to how he will solve his problem – without looking desperate or lonely. The book moves swiftly, and honestly I could not put it down, reading it in one sitting.”
James has written this book in the hope of regaining lost love.