Monday, March 19, 2018

Blog Tour - Interview with Kraig Dafoe, author of 'A Collection of Twisted Tales'

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

Kraig has earned his BA in English writing and graduated cum laude from Washburn University in 2017.

Kraig has published two novels and published poetry. He is currently working on another writing project.

His current novel is A Collection of Twisted Tales.

You can visit his website at

About the Book:

Most of these stories have one thing in common, death.
Although death is the common thread, there is nothing common in the way that it comes about.

This collection is chock full of interesting characters scattered among various settings that inspire the imagination, such as a Lavish English mansion or the dark interior of a rundown home.

This book is inspired by and written in the style of, Edgar Allan Poe.


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"A Collection of Twisted Tales is an ambitious project that testifies to the author's appreciation of Edgar Allan Poe's fiction in particular. In this collection, Kraig Dafoe offers a creative homage with many original ideas and unexpected twists."
Professor Vanessa Steinroetter, PHD

What first inspired you to write or who inspired you?

I was first inspired to write after role playing. I enjoyed the adventure so much, I just wanted to share it with the world.

At what age did you know you wanted to be a writer?

I was about fifteen when I started writing, but I didn’t get serious till I was in my early twenties.

Do you have a day job?  What do you do?

I do work currently as the Editor in Chief of the Yearbook at a University.

Can you name three writing tips to pass on to aspiring authors?

Find a space with no distractions, keep something beside your bed to take notes, because as your cognition winds down, ideas rise up and put your work away for a while, then revisit and revise.

Do you let unimportant things get in the way of your writing?

Yes, all the time. I write when I’m inspired to do so. If I just write to write, which many people will tell you to do, I find I’m wasting my time with gibberish. When I’m inspired, nothing gets in the way.

How often do you write?

I’m currently in a master’s program at University so my writing takes a hit. Typically, I write over breaks.

What are you currently working on?

I am currently working on a middle grade mystery. I’m hoping it will be worthy of a series.

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