Interview with Karamokoh Wurie, Author of 'The Self-Empowerment Journal: Revised Edition'

Sep 16, 2020

I was privileged to invite Author Karamokoh Wurie for an interview to discuss his latest book The Self-Empowerment Journal: Revised Edition and the inspiration behind it. Enjoy! 


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What's your book about, and what inspired you to write it?
My book is about is about self improvement, personal transformation, personal motivation, and creating an online business. 

What's your book about, and what inspired you to write it?
I was feeling lost and stuck at one point in my life. I faced a lot of stress and anxiety. I was able to overcome all these using some of the practical techniques outlined this book. I just thought somebody else could use those techniques to transform their lives.

Who is your target audience, and why do you think this book will appeal to them?
My target audience is anybody who is feeling stuck, depressed, and trying to figure out life, this book for them. Also for entrepreneurs who are trying to have a break through in their business.

This book will appeal to them because it has proven strategies and method that is going to take them from where they are to where they want to be in life.

What message do you wish to pass across to your readers with this book?
No matter who you are, no matter what you are going through, you have the power to overcome and turn your life around.

What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?
The hardest thing was going through the publishing process. Since this is my first book and I wanted to get my message across, I was very motivated. Unfortunately, I ran into some untrustworthy people that wouldn't fulfill their obligation. I ran into a lot of setbacks during the process of writing this book but I never gave up.

As a writer, is there anything you've learned about yourself while writing this book?
I learned that I am very relentless person. I keep going no matter what.

For your own reading, do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books, and why?  
I like paper/hard backs books. I just like to see the books on my shelves. I like to be able to hold the book.

What is your niche genre, and if you were to write in a different genre, what would it be?
My genre is Self help/Personal development. If I were to write in a different genre it would be Biography/Memoirs. I like learning about other people and get inspired in the process. My life has also been a remarkable story that I think would inspire other people.

What books and authors have most influenced you?
The books and authors that have influenced me are: Conversation with God by Neale Donald Walsch. As a man thinketh by James Allen, and The Power of Positive thinking by Norman Vincent Peale.

Is there anything you'd like readers to know about you?
Yes, and this may not relate to anything but I really love going to gym. I like staying active.

Do you have any more books in the works?
I've already gotten concepts and ideas for my next book but I still just want to focus all my energy onto this book to make sure it gets in the hands of the right people whom my ideas may be at services to.

Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
Yes. So far I've been getting a lot of positive reviews. For the bad ones, I just uses them as constructive criticism. I look at every reviews, whether good or bad is just another helping hand to make me a better writer. It like the saying "You can't see the picture when you are in the frame."

Any advice to new/aspiring authors: 
Write! Join Facebook groups of other writers.

How can readers get in touch with or follow you (website, personal blog, social media handle, Goodreads)?
My website is: www.kwurie.com
Instagram: @_kingmoko_

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Karamokoh Wurie was born in Free Town Sierra Leone, West Africa. After a challenging childhood, Karamokoh was moved to the United States. He lived in Alexandria, Virginia, where he attended sixth grade. Following high school, Karamokoh attended VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) before enlisting into the Army. His army duty stations include the 36th Engineer Brigade in Fort Hood, Texas. The 214th Aviation in Wiesbaden, Germany. The 16th MP and 83rd Civil Affairs in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The 65th Medical Brigade in Camp Humphreys, South Korea. Karamokoh did two tours in Afghanistan in Support of “Operation Enduring Freedom,” and was also part of the detail team for “Operation Anakonda,” that took place in Poland. For his service in the military, and as of date: Karamokoh has been awarded an Army Commendation medal, three Army Achievements, three Army Good Conduct Medals, One National Defense Service Medal, Two Afghan Campaign medals, one Global War on Terrorism Medal, one National Defense, one None Commission Officer Professional Developmental Ribbon, one Army Service Ribbon, one Oversea Service Ribbon

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