Kim Mutch Emerson ... So Much Giving ... An Author, Mentor, and Well On Her Way to Becoming a Publishing Legend ...
GMB: Kim ... Happy July 4th to you! It is so wonderful to welcome you to the Anything But a Tired Barn. I noticed you published the entire text of the Declaration of Independence on your Facebook page today ... I don't recall anyone else doing that... Yet another example of how special you can be... How special you make things around you. *Smiles*
Kim we've been friends for years now. The first time we met was when you interviewed me on Live Reader's Rockin' Radio... It was about my first novel that was published with a different publisher ... You've now interviewed me three times on live radio and now I get to interview you *smiles*. It is a privilege and my honor to welcome you to this forum, because we who know you, also know how busy you are supporting and encouraging all others, including some very well-known authors. As your friend, and now an author who works for Master Koda Select Publishing, with You, I thank you for making some special time to visit and share a little with us about your incredible fortitude, fiery independence and your relentless effort that Blesses us all.
KME: Thank you Mitch for inviting me!
GMB: Kim, given your extraordinary contribution to those in your circles, I've always wanted to ask you how you about the following statement: “I feel alive!” Tell us what this statement means to you.
KME: Life only has meaning to me if I can assist someone else while I am here on this planet, so the times I feel alive are when a person I am teaching or mentoring “gets” it or has a life changing experience.
GMB: Wow ... That is so special Kim, but it is You! And, we do know how much you give to us all. And we find at the center of your giving world is Master Koda Select Publishing ... Now Kim, and I'm going to be a little goofy here ... What is Master Koda Select Publishing? Is it something mysterious? It sounds like you may be ‘Master Koda’. If so, is that something like a real Jedi Knight or am I thinking of Master Yoda? Anyway, please tell us more about Master Koda Select Publishing, because if it doesn't involve deep dark secrets about the Force and Midi-chlorians, it sounds like it might be of interest to aspiring authors who are looking to put their work out there.
KME: You make me smile Mitch. Although your question was posed with your tongue planted deeply in your cheek you aren’t too far from the true history of the name Master Koda. It was a nickname my clients gave me many years ago. They said I was “Master Koda, the Jedi Master of prosperity.” Koda, they said was a blending of Yoda and Kim. I’ve never been given a nickname that resonated so deeply for me, so I went in search of the meaning of the word Koda and found that it means friend of the people. Hopefully, I am just that – a friend to the people of planet Earth.
Master Koda Select Publishing is the small publishing house I own. It is my dream to assist authors in becoming the best that they can be and publish high quality books they can be proud of.
GMB: Kim, a friend indeed... *smiling* You yourself write and are published as well ... How you can do all you do mystifies me. Now, have you a favorite place to write? Perhaps hide in order to find that oh so personal occasion to write on your own projects? If so, which planet? Is there a particular dimension you prefer? I only ask it this way, because I know, from my own experience how difficult it can be to find quality time and writing space.
KME: Because of my schedule I have to limit my intergalactic travel these days, so I rarely write while visiting other planets anymore. I find my favorite writing spot is where I find myself at the moment an idea hits me. When I was a kid my favorite place to write was a small nook in the basement tucked away behind the furnace. It was a spot no one else in the home thought to look for me so I was guaranteed long periods of time alone.
GMB: If you could meet one favorite author, who would it be and why?
KME: Sylvia Plath. I would’ve liked to have an opportunity to tell her to hold on for another hour because it’s always darkest right before dawn.
GMB: And we know well of your very popular novel entitled Digitus 233 ... In fact I'm proud to have read and reviewed your most incredible work. Let's make sure all readers can find it and purchase it.
KME: Yes, Digitus 233 the first book in the Digitus series. People can purchase it on Amazon in eBook form. The print version will be available this fall.
GMB: And perhaps a little more about this great first novel in series, for those who may be looking for a good read ... What more can we share about Digitus?
KME: Well ... When Zeph, the adventurous son of a millionaire hid in the cargo hold of the Learjet carrying his brother Zander to camp he had no idea there was anything dark or ominous going on. That was until he watched Zander ejected from the plane onto a barren arctic island and Zeph, trapped on the plane, found himself headed for South America. Will he be able to expose the truth behind Digitus, the world's dominant corporation, or will they succeed in their sinister plan to control his brother and destroy the world?
GMB: And I'd like to share with those in The Barn some of what is being said about your wonderful book:
Bestselling author of True Crime, RJ Parker has this to say about Digitus 233:
"A fast-paced,hold-on-to-the-edge-of-your-seat, heart-thumping thriller. It captivated my attention from the first page and wouldn't let go until I finished it in one sitting. WOW! An amazing ride... Well-written and highly recommended."
What Readers are saying: "When the next part is out I will be the first in line to get it."
GMB: Now, I recently participated in a Master Koda writing workshop, with you at the helm, and that focused on character and plot development. I want to tell you I enjoyed it immensely and really feel I learned a lot. However, what I would like to ask is for you to share with us your teaching experience and philosophy. I am also curious about whether your roll as publisher is influenced by your teaching experience and outlook.
KME: It fills my heart with joy that you learned from the workshop Mitch. I believe the creator gives each human certain gifts. One of the gifts I received is the gift of teaching or mentoring others. My nature is that of a cheerleader. I supposed it touches everything I do from my writing to my businesses.
GMB: Now, I have been in interview, and in class with you, and a furry friend of yours has interrupted us on occasion…*smiles* Would you care to formerly introduce your critter to the other critters in the Anything But a Tired Barn … Oh and please do not forget to say a big hello to Charlotte up there… ;-)
KME: I think you might be referring to my 4 pound wolf, uhh I mean Yorkie. His name is Teebo and was named after an ewok from Star Wars. I figured if I was Yoda/Kim then I needed an ewok to keep me company.
GMB: A '4 pound wolf' ehhh ... Grrrrrr :-) Check out the eyes ... All Business! ;-) Thanks for the introduction of this mystery presence...
GMB: Kim, I know you are incredibly busy and we all Thank you for sharing with us a little of your valuable time. So in closing, where can readers find you and your blog when they want to learn more about you and your projects?
KME Again, thank you Mitch for inviting me! People can connect with me on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/kimmutch.emerson
They can find out more about the publishing house at this website: http://masterkodaselectpublishing.com/
My blog is on my author services website here: http://masterkoda.com/category/master-koda-blog-tour
GMB: Kim its been great! I hope to get together and chat some more soon ... Oh wait a minute ... We're releasing a book next week ... See you then Kim! Cheers and Be Well!
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