General details

  • bjkawa

  • Madison, WI, USA

  • bj. kawa

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Liberal Arts from Bellevue Universtiy of Bellevue, NE.

  • English

In short

  • I believe that everyone has a story to tell, and even though we can not all be great writers we should all take the time to tell our stories, anyway that we can.

  • My novel, Adios, Tobias Griffin, was published in January 2009.  After only a few years of writing fiction I stretched my arms to the publishing world and was lucky enough to find a publisher to take on my project.  I've found limited success with my book on the independent circuit, selling over 500 copies thus far with no formal media release. 
    When I was in the third grade I won a shoe-kicking contest, beating out a sixth grader by over two feet.  When asked what my secret to shoe-kicking was, I gave all the credit to the superb streamlines of my equipment, a pair of limited Bo Jackson's, a product of Nike.  It was then that Jenny Gardner (not to be confused with Jennifer Gardner, aka, Bennifer), the prettiest fifth grader ever to bear the likes of a Catholic school girl's uniform, gave me my first real kiss (not to be confused with great-grandma/other significant relative kiss).

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Crime, Historical Fiction, Horror, Humor/Satire, Literary, Mystery, Political, Religious/Inspirational, Romance, Short Story

    Non-Fiction: History, Humor, Memoir/Narrative Non-fiction, Politics & Current Affairs, Reference, Religion, True Crime

    Screenplay: General

    Poetry: General

  • Adios, Tobias Griffin; Lamb; Skinny Legs and All; Jitterbug Perfume; The Sirens of Titan; A Man Without a Country; On The Road; I Am Legend ; Catch 22; The Fountainhead; A Long Way Down; Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories;
  • Dharma Bums; The Qur'an; The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying; Have You No Shame; Hello, Dream Big and Smile (Editing my own novel, but reading it just the same)
  • In my recliner that my wonderful girlfriend got me for my 30th birthday.
  • Hello, Dream Big and Smile; Based on the Novel by Demetrius McGhee; The Brotherhood of the Yellow Banana Underwear; Waterman's Picnic Surprise; Barefoot in February; Hammer (title pending); Thank You For the Moment, Dr. Welligan; When the Wind Died; We All Come From Cockroaches; 1107 Howard; So, Now You're Me; One Dead Body, Maybe More - A short story, a long poem; Magenta Sheen; From Of Until End; Of What Remains; The Search for No One in Particular; Human 2.0; Lost Soul(s); The Meaning of Nothing
  • Fiction: Horror, Humor/Satire, Literary, Short Story

    Non-Fiction: Humor

    Screenplay: General

    Poetry: General

  • Diddo Gumdrops
  • Kurt Vonnegut; Christopher Moore; Jack Kerouac; Tom Robbins; Ayn Rand; Joseph Heller; Earnest Hemingway; Nick Hornby; Chuck Palahniuk