Monday, May 20, 2013

Interview with Kraig Dafoe, Author of Search for the Lost Realm (Giveaway)

Kraig Dafoe was born in Potsdam, New York and grew up in Canton. He played high school football and joined the United States Army Reserves at the age of seventeen.

Kraig married at the age of nineteen and moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia where he worked as a Private Security officer for The Christian Broadcasting Network and also attended the Tidewater Community College for business.

After five years as a security officer, he became a Deputy Sheriff for the city of Chesapeake Virginia.

Kraig left the Sheriff’s office after nine years of service and pursued a couple of different business opportunities before he went on to publishing his debut novel.

Kraig is the father of five children and he currently resides in Kansas, raising his youngest son.

His latest book is the fantasy/adventure, Search for the Lost Realm.

Visit his website at

Connect with Kraig:

Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I never know what to say here, I feel like I’m signing up for a dating site or something. I’m a single father trying to put my imagination to good use.

When did you begin writing?

I began writing over twenty years ago but it wasn’t until just a couple of short years ago that I started to take it seriously.

Do you write during the day, at night or whenever you can sneak a few moments?

I write whenever the mood hits me. If an idea pops into my head at two in the morning, so be it.

What is this book about?

This book is about a young man wanting to make a name for himself. Varan, the main character sets out to find a mystical power and soon discovers just how dangerous the world can be.

What inspired you to write it?

I used to love role-playing and after a few years of doing so, I decided to share some of my imagination with the world.

Do you have an agent or are you looking for one?

I would like an agent but the task of getting one is as difficult as getting a mainstream publisher to publish your book.

Was the road to publication smooth sailing or a bumpy ride?

The road was extremely bumpy and I don’t see it smoothing out anytime soon.

If you knew then, what you know now, is there anything you would have done differently?

Absolutely. Too many things to mention.

Where can readers purchase a copy of your book?

The easiest way to find it is through the links on my site, but the paperback can be ordered from any bookstore in the U.S.

What is up next for you?

I am currently working on my second fantasy novel, based on the same world as this one but with different characters.



Pump Up Your Book and Kraig Dafoe are teaming up to give you a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card/Paypal Cash!

Here’s how it works:

Each person will enter this giveaway by liking, following, subscribing and tweeting about this giveaway through the Rafflecopter form placed on blogs throughout the tour.

This promotion will run from April 1 – May 31. The winner will be chosen randomly by Rafflecopter, contacted by email and announced on June 1, 2013.

Visit each blog stop below to gain more entries as the Rafflecopter widget will be placed on each blog for the duration of the tour.

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