K.J. Blocker / Biography
K.J. Blocker was born in 1963 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He has spent much of his life trying new things. When he was a boy, he made God-eyes and sold them to make money. Later he began to write songs. He continued in his entrepreneurial spirit by creating The Original Cheesecake Sundae and selling it at fairs and festivals. Not quite finished creating, he founded and co-invented a vent cap for PVC pipes with Tammy Brown and Mark Temple. He created characters based on the cap called Fit the Wonder Cap and Pipey the Pipe. He never forgot his writing and one day he began to write a song and he just kept on writing. The song turned into a book. K.J. says that his journey over the past three years has taught him just how fragile love is and how important family is.
This new found knowledge led K.J. into another creative phase and he created Gold Strike Chili along with an ahead of its' time impressive website. K.J. also wrote a book that ties in with Gold Strike Chili, called Treasure of the Magical Mine Moppets. Both Gold Strike Chili and the book have exciting mythical characters like Prospector Strike and Princess Penelope, just to name a few. This new creative venture brings good wholesome family food and reading material to the forefront, while subtly bringing a home message of the importance of love, acceptance and forgiveness.