Welcome to the website of World Famous Author Jack Kline (WFAJK).

Hello.  I am WFA Jack Kline.  I'm not really WF and most likely never will be.  WFAJK was my webmistress's sophomoric attempt at humor and, being a bit sophomoric at times myself, it worked for me.  If it doesn't work for you, I ask that you cut me some slack.  I am new at this authoring thing, but I have had some success and have won some awards and do have a book in publication.

 

This site serves to introduce me and my work.  I pledge to be a regular blogger.  If you enjoy my blogs, the next missive will only be a week or two away.  And if you don't, the world-wide-web is a glorious thing and I wish you happy hunting.  So poke around here for bit and see if there is something that interests you.

 

Jack Kline, WFA

 

10-17-13  Jack's novel But Not for Me earned first prize in the Annual Kansas Authors Club Awards. His short story "Moonlight Encounter" earned third.  

10-10-13  Jack's piece titled "As If: Maroon Bells, Colorado" took second place in the Travel Writing competion at Ozark Creative Writers Awards. His "Occurrence at Coldwater Creek" took third in the Young Adult competition. 

 

11-09-12  Jack's fiction piece, "The Clouds in My Head," a 2011 Kansas Authors Club award winner, will be published in Great Britain's Prole Magazine's winter edition (Issue 9).

http://www.prolebooks.co.uk/index.html

 

10-10-12 Jack's dark fiction, "Blood of My Kin" is due out this month in Kansas City Voices annual compendium.

http://www.wppress.org/main/purchase/   

 

07-01-12

Jack's story "My Daughter's Wedding" is included in the latest Chicken Soup for the Soul offering: Here Comes the Bride.  Pick one up, or better yet, pick up three or four.  They make great gifts.

04-16-12

Jack's short story "Christmas with the Pack" was published this winter in "Prole" a British anthology of poetry and prose.  Last week the editors of Prole informed Jack that the English print magazine “The Crack,” which reviews films, theatre, restaurants, music, books etc. not only reviewed the latest edition of "Prole," but singled his story out for their highest praise. 

In order to see the on-line version of the magazine, click on the link below and scroll down 8 or 9 reviews until you find Prole: Issue 6.

http://www.thecrackmagazine.com/index.php?section=2&category=17

 

09-24-2011

On November 12 (1:30-3:00), Jack will be one of the featured readers at the annual Kansas City Voices literary Magazine's kick-off rally.  Jack's memoir "For Picasso" will be included in the magazine's offerings.

09-02-2011 

Jack will be among four featured readers in the world's largest Hallmark Cards store (Naomi's) on September 11, 2011 at 4:00 pm - 12128 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Shawnee, KS.  Everything in the store will be 20% off, so grab some cards and ornaments and hear Jack read "For Picasso".

http://kcvoices.blogspot.com/2011_08_01_archive.html

 

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04-28-2011 - Jack currently writes a detective novel set in depression era Kansas City, an era filled with jazz, mobs, molls, tough guys and cold steel.  Stay tuned here for more information, and check Jack's May blogs for some excerpts from the book.

*** 01-05-14 The completed book has been accepted by an agent who will represent it to the New York publishing house. The author informs that his finger and toes are crossed. He also relates how difficult it is to walk with crossed toes.