Hi, I’m James King, an Englishman who emigrated to South Africa in 1995. I was lucky that my work took me all over the Country, where I visited Cities, townships and rural areas, learning about the culture and lives of the people, after apartheid.
In 2011 I moved to Thailand where I live in semi-retirement. I created this blog in 2013, then wrote books on Thailand and learned the craft of landscape photography. It all started as a hobby, I had no idea where it was going and it's been great fun.
My life has been somewhat fractured and rather unconventional. Looking back I’m amazed at the varied people I’ve met. Politicians, sports stars, music impresarios, business tycoons, murderers, fraudsters, creatives of all sorts and even hired assassins. They have unwittingly provided rare material which has helped me so much in my writing.
After cutting my teeth on blogging, writing non-fiction travel books about Thailand and poetry I discovered a fascination with suspense drama. I started working on a story with a literary bent and character-driven suspense with twists, thrills and emotion. It has since developed into a fiction series and the first book in the series is due to be published early in 2018.
Writing poetry is wonderfully relaxing. I find myself drifting from the romantic to fear for the survival of our broken world to human rights and the darkness of death. Music, film, and literature have been a great inspiration. Shakespeare, Dickens, Hesse, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan, among others, have all had a profound influence on my life at some point and ultimately find their way into my writing as I try to deliver my message.
Jamoroki has now reached the point where readers, writers and other creative people who seek to expand their horizons can find inspiration. Here you will find 300 posts, 70 poems, ebooks and paperbacks about my experiences in Thailand called 'Thailand Diaries' from Amazon and other bookstores.
I have researched and carefully selected 20 of the leading authorities on WRITING - BLOGGING - PUBLISHING and MARKETING. Jamoroki will be curating and bringing readers selected information from them on a regular basis.
In addition, I will be presenting up to 20 tools of the trade for BLOGGERS and AUTHORS and will explain why I use and recommend them.
I intend publishing an eBook collection of my poems soon and my first novel - a suspense drama four-book series - will be released in 2018. In the meantime, you are welcome to download a FREE copy of THAILAND DIARIES as a welcome gift.HERE
Jamoroki - Blog
Jamoroki Blog poses questions, brings information to readers in a forthright way and raises awareness about social issues. You will find posts about the Natural world - Environmental issues - Human rights - Biographies and Philosophy. Newsworthy stories and other informative feature articles appear from time to time.
You will find posts about my travel experiences, memoirs and stories from places I've lived in or visited around the world since emigrating from England in 1995. I have written articles for Expat Focus about my early days in South Africa after apartheid was dismantled.
Jamoroki - artMy Photo-Art is used as an integral part of the blog and selected prints can be viewed on Jamoroki-art and purchased from Fine Art America. Thank you so much for visiting my Blog. I hope you enjoy it and look forward to seeing you again and again.