Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Kingdom of Vosh by Jason C. Conley: Interview


How did you start your writing career?
I self published this novel in a rough form and took it to a small book convention in Chattanooga, TN where I met my current Publisher, Allan Gilbreath of Dark Oak Press.  He took me under his wing and we pressed headlong into getting this endeavor into the book you see now.  It did take a while with several rewrites of scenes, new artwork and cover design but in the end it is something I am immensely proud of.

Tell us about your current release.
The Kingdom of Vosh: The Chained Princess is a steam punk novel with political underpinnings.  I had something to say with this novel and while it’s first and foremost an action / adventure tale, there certainly are socio-political comments placed throughout.  Ultimately, it’s about taking hold of your own destiny and not allowing yourself to be manipulated, either by those closest to you or even the unseen hand around you.

What do you think makes a good story?
Imaginative characters, unique situations and solutions to problems, and fun, intelligent dialog.

Do you listen to music while writing? If so what?
I listen to movie soundtracks.  When writing Vosh, I listened to Daft Punk’s Tron soundtrack and The Dark Knight by Hans Zimmer.

What are the most important attributes for remaining sane as a writer?
That’s one I’m currently trying to figure out myself!  I think all artists are in touch with something deeper, more spiritually awakened and aware of our environment more so than others.  So it can make it hard to wind down and relax sometimes when we notice more of the world’s troubles.  We have to not internalize things so much and channel those intense feelings into our writing, artwork, music, etc.

What is the next big thing?
The next world-changing invention is 3D printers.  Imagine a Star Trek replicator and you get the idea that is now coming to reality.  A new economic and technological revolution could spring up over this one invention if it gets into the hands of the public easily enough.  That and smart watches and other wearable technology.

What one word best describes you?

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
Well those that know me personally know I am a Christian but you guys out there might be surprised.  It is the only truth out there that I have been able to find that is backed up by what I see in the world around me today.  Mathematical probability, statistics, recorded ancient history, the fossil record, current events, natural laws and physics, all corroborate and support a creator that loves us, and that is Christ Jesus. 

You just won a huge lottery what is the first thing you'll buy?
A huge plot of land deep in the Tennessee Mountains for a personal home, organic farm and solar array for a self-sustaining orphanage for abandoned children.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Always search for the truth, no matter how hard or world shattering it is to swallow.  Don’t accept the world’s lies, its counterfeits.  Demand the truth because believing in a lie and acting on it has repercussions far reaching into the future that affect not only your life but the one’s you love as well. 

Use no more than two sentences. Why should we read your book?
Because it’s more awesomer than vampires.  There, I did it in one!


The Kingdom of Vosh: The Chained Princess

Secrets have been formed in the dark corners of the kingdom. Change is in the air and whispers of new ideas and technologies have swept the land. Unfortunately, the King is old and simple and his daughter is concerned only with worldly possessions. A man by the name of Buul, a man long forgotten, has returned to pay a visit to the King on the King’s birthday. He has not come empty handed and will be the King’s undoing.


The King, in moments of panic and war, can trust no one with the protection of his daughter. He quickly decides to entrust her life with a creature most vile and uncommon and chains her to a Vork. He does not leave her empty handed though. His last gift to the Princess is an amulet with powers even he does not comprehend. The land’s only chance, the only one loyal to the King’s memory, is the daughter that cares nothing of the Kingdom of Vosh.


Amazon Links for The Kingdom of Vosh


About the Author: In 1999, Jason Conley drew a picture of a young woman’s face. It eventually became the cover of the book you now hold. When not consumed by writing or art, Jason canoes, fishes, and hikes the rolling hills of Tennessee with his family. 

There are secrets to this world we live in. Some faintly whispered, others hidden in plain view. Some of those secrets have been carefully placed throughout this book. Truth and fiction, it is what we try to discern between every day, though I wonder is it even recognizable anymore? 

Do we know the truth or are we simply told what to believe in and what is real? It is a journey we are all on. It will be up to you to decide which parts are which. 

Break loose of those chains and look around you, because the truth… will set you free.
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Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jconley78/kingdom-of-vosh/

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