Hi guys and girls! Welcome to WOW Wednesday. My 10th guest is K.D. Emerson,
author of roller-coaster ride Digitus 233, which you can grab right now for 99c/75p!
She is also the beauty and brains behind Master Koda Publishing! Without any further ado,
here is K.D. Emerson, who is also celebrating her birthday today. Hip, hip...
First of all, my guest has this to say to her readers:
"Thanks to all the readers of my work and for your precious input. I don’t think you realise how much it means to me. Each one of you has given me a gift with your kind words. May God bless you in every step you take and may your life be filled with that glorious peace that passes all understanding."
A group of teens are caught in a web of deceit. Will they break free of the world’s controlling power
or are they doomed to die trying?
What are people saying about Digitus 233? Review snippets from Amazon
"When I got to the end, I kept trying to flip to the next page before I realised it was a cliffhanger.
No! I MUST know what happens next!"
"Looking for fantastic characters and a breath-holding, heart-pounding, hair-raising edge-of-your-seat good time? Then look no further - Digitus 233 has it all."
"This knocked The Hunger Games right out of the running for me (and that's one of my favorites!)"
Here is a list of possible facts about K.D. Emerson. What three things do you think are false? Then scroll down to the interview...
Ridden a wild horse
Ridden an unicycle
Worked at a bank
Worked at a carnival
Got expelled a week before high school graduation
Never got expelled
Sold her first story at age eight
Was in a moving traffic accident with a truck that had no driver
Won a dance contest in high school
Lived at the top of a mountain with a pack of wolves
Her first published work was three lines long
Received a 5-star review from her ex-husband after they were divorced
Loves cotton candy
Acted in and directed live theatre
Tore the finger board off a grand piano while performing on stage
Interview with K.D. Emerson
If you could go back in time to when you were seven, what wisdom would you pass on to herself?
Don’t you dare put that pen down! No matter what anyone says, no matter how impractical it might seem, don’t put the pen down because when you get older there will be people that love your style and your writing will make a difference in their lives.
What inspired your characters in Digitus 233?
All my characters are created from the dark corners of my mind with a little snippet of their personality inspired by a real person. So no matter who your favourite character is in one of my books, you will know there is someone real hidden in there somewhere. It’s up to the reader to figure out what that snippet is.
Why did you end Digitus 233 with such a horrifying cliffhanger? Did you want the reader to scream?
Well, you just hit the answer to your own question right on the head. I wanted my readers to scream out and then I wanted them to use their own imagination to come up with their own possible ending. In book two, I will share my conclusion with them and then we can compare how close we came to having the same resolution.
What brings you the deepest sense of happiness?
Knowing that I have made a difference in someone’s life. I have an ability to feel deep joy when I watch others succeed.
You are the owner of Master Koda Select Publishing, LLC. Is it the first business you have ever owned?
*Laughter* Nooo! I was just a kid of six or seven when I first ventured into the land of entrepreneurial adventures. I was always hunting around for something to sell. One summer it was candy out of the back of a little red wagon (my venture into door-to-door sales and another time it was a carnival in my back yard. One summer I gathered all the neighbourhood kids, and made them memorise lines and dress in ridiculous costumes, and we charged all the adults to suffer through our off-off-off-Broadway plays. The one ongoing business I had was selling my stories on the playground at school, so I guess I was an indie publisher way back before it was popular.
What is your favourite genre to read on a rainy day?
No matter the weather or genre, three important aspects must be present:
1. It can be a romance, thriller, fantasy or sci-fi, but the author has to make me believe it’s possible;
2. The plot must be intriguing and tightly written;
3. The characters have to be three-dimensional. No cardboard cut-outs for this girl.
What is the meaning of life?
To leave the earth a better place for having been here
All about K.D. Emerson
K.D. Emerson loves writing thought provoking and action-filled stories that bring her readers back for more. Although her writing deals with the evils of the world, she dishes out healthy doses of laughter and fun along the way. K.D. spends her free time wrangling wild horses, rafting down the Amazon and hang gliding on a toothpick, and when she's awake you will find her working on her next adventure or assisting other authors in creating their dreams.
Thanks for reading - look out for another WOW writer next Wednesday!
Happy reading & writing! :)