GMB: Welcome Linda Bolton ... Exciting times for you and Master Koda Select Publishing...
LB: Yes Mitch we have a new book coming out today! Its Boomlit and..."
GMB: Incantation ... Please share share...
LB: Well ... Okay *Smiles* Christina’s life revolved around work. Not because she was so career driven, a good man was just hard to come by. Tristen’s life was his work. It was easier than a relationship...so were one night stands. What happens when Christina has to do a story for her magazine on Tristen? Will sparks fly? Will she fall under his spell? Can two people who are so different, living in different states, find love and happiness?
GMB: Now Christina is a Dallas entertainment reporter...
LB: Yes and she wants to do a story with more substance.
GMB: Entertainment reporting with substance?
LB: Oh yes Mitch ... When she is sent to Las Vegas to write a promotional article for a magician, her love life was actually as dry as the Vegas desert.
GMB: So then there is Tristen.
LB: And this sly devil is more than a magician. He’s an entertainer ... Handsome, and likes his way with the women.
GMB: Can't imagine ...
LB: Oh yes ... Vegas hasn't seen magical talent like Tristen’s before ... No one has. He has Las Vegas under his spell...
GMB: I get it ... read and find out whether Christina fall under his spell too?
LB: Yes, yes yes ... *Grinning*
GMB: Love your enthusiasm for your latest Incantation Linda....
LB: You think that was enthusiastic ... Ha! Wanna have a great time, win prizes and meet some great people? Come to my the virtual release party TODAY! Its on Facebook ... Its for Incantation. https://www.facebook.com/events/1497347447146559/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming click this link and check it out! Come visit ... *Smiling*
GMB: I'm going. I'm sure there will be a lot of friends, family and Boomlit readers joining us ...
LB: You bet! Let's get to Tweeting ... RT @lindalou42 PARTY! #Incantation is released today! Check it out tonight 6-8pm CST http://dld.bz/dsR9n #twitteam #romance #boomerlit
GMB: Great ... Now a reminder for those just getting to know you ... Take 2 was your first Boomlit novel...
LB: Yes ... That story has Alexandra Daniels, a forty-something, hard-working mom, wife and employee plodding along as she longs for excitement. She wins a trip to her favorite talk show in New York and it happens... The actor of her dreams is a guest, Derek Dunbar! Is Alex’s life about to change?
Well ... Derek Dunbar is Scottish, an actor, and a hunk! Every woman in America drools after him. He has his pick of women, but stinks at relationships. At forty, is he longing for a more meaningful relationship? Does he even know how to have one? Is he willing to make the effort or will it just be too complicated?
GMB: Sounds like fun Linda ...
Incantation is Linda Bolton’s second book. Take 2 is her first novel and is available on Amazon and Barnes & Nobel. When she’s not writing, Linda is a GiGi, playing with her new granddaughter Z, and working full-time. While working on a future projects Linda can be found:
Amazon Author Page at http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00ATVZRLC
On Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/lindaboltonauthor
On Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/#!/lindalou42
Her romance blog at http://www.lindabolton.blogspot.com
On Goodreads at http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6875749.Linda_Bolton
GMB: Thank You for visiting us here at the 'Anything But a Tired Barn' today and Great Luck with the release of Incantation today...
LB: Thank You for hosting me Mitch and I look forward to working with you again...
GMB: Hello Douglas ... Welcome to 'Wow Wednesday in The Anything But a Tired Barn ... And, welcome to the Master Koda Select Publishing fold ... My friend its good to see you.
DWD: Thanks Mitch... Good to be here Wowing it up in The Barn.
GMB: I'm getting to know you ... I've read and reviewed some of your
young adult romance novels ... They are unique in that you write the stories from the teenage guy's perspective....
DWD: I hope my writing reflects my memories growing up along the North Carolina coast near Wrightsville and Carolina Beaches. I left that area when I graduated high school and traveled half-way around the world and back ... I collected memories and experiences, which help shape my story characters. I guess its from my point of view and I'm a guy and...
GMB: And now you are back in eastern North Carolina writing these great stories...
DWD: I guess it comes down to my really enjoying the life I can bring to the characters when their adventures take place in my favorite part of the world...
GMB: The Carolinas...
DWD: Yes ... The Carolinas...
GMB: And your latest ... The Boy From Buzby Beach is forthcoming from...
DWD: Yes ... The Boy from Buzby Beach releases June 21st from Master Koda Select Publishing. Everyone can join in the cyber release if the follow this link. http://ow.ly/xWORv #TBFBB
GMB: Great ... an invitation to take you up on ...
DWD: There will be a chance to meet other authors and readers ... win books and prizes ... Always a great time.
GMB: Now The Boy from Buzby Beach is about a summer when teenagers get to sleep late, spend lazy days on the beach, and hang out with their friends....
DWD: Yes ... That's it... And when your mom owns the only coffee shop on the island, summer means rising before the sun. It also means meeting interesting characters, including cute girls and....
GMB: And where does the story go from there? No spoilers now... *Look of caution*
DWD: Just ask The Boy From Buzby Beach *winks*...
GMB: Well let's do just that ... You have shared a synopsis of sorts ... I want to make sure our readers and followers get a good feel for your latest book... You want to share more without sharing too much?
DWD: Well ... Sure ... The synopsis for The Boy from Buzby Beach reads something like this...
The book opens with the main character, Jacques O’Larrity, a fifteen year old boy with unruly black hair, fussing about having to rise before dawn on the first morning of summer vacation to open his mother’s coffee shop. His mother, a single mom since Jacques was three, thinks Jacques is old enough to start taking on more responsibility. The Parisian Bean is located on the sound side of Buzby Island in the town of Buzby Beach. In the first chapter we meet several Buzby Island residents, long-term and newcomers, from the bakery delivery truck driver who actually owns the bakery to the daughter of the couple that bought the bar next door to the coffee shop and turned it into an ice cream shop.
GMB: Whoa Doug ... Hold it right there ... We're getting a great feel for this read, but I don't want you to give away the Coffee Shop (so to speak) ... Yes ... Getting a real good feel for the setting...
... Now rather than read out the entire story ... How about you read from an excerpt?
DWD: I'd be glad to...How about from Chapter One of The Boy From Buzby Beach...
GMB: You have it with you...?
DWD: I have it right here ... Hot off the press...
GMB: Wonderful ... Could this possibly be the first reading from Buzby?
DWD: Yes ... I guess it is... *smiles*
GMB: That is great ... The First reading from Buzby right here and now ...
DWD: Here goes...
... A stiff sea breeze ruffled Jacques’ shaggy black hair as he blinked the sleep out of his eyes and tried to focus on getting the key into the lock on the front door of his mother’s coffee shop.
GMB: A great read Doug ... Congratulations on the release of another fine work ... Hey ... Before we go ... Before we let our readers, followers know how to find and purchase your work ... I want to share a recent Book Review I did of your River Dream novel ... 'The Complexities of Coming of Age Presented in Strong YA Story-Telling...'
'River Dream', by Douglas Davis is YA story appropriate for ages 13-17. This story follows a financially secure young adult as he negotiates the complexities of youthful relationships to come of age as a young man. And although following the social events of school-age kids may at times seem tedious, I paused to recall the irony ... Youth all was not always new and exciting. And though there was a certain tedium, I must add that the Author maintained the fine balance in this Young Adult read that should be appreciated and... I do appreciate his effort. Therefore, I am recommending this read to Young Adult because of the insight it provides, rather than the typical effort to 'market to and appeal' to the prurient and sensational interest of the targeted Young Adult reader. This work has value that a Young Adult can learn from... I am giving this work Five-Stars. There are many instances a YA reader may learn from and that go to managing complex relationships ... to the benefit of the reader, if interested. G Mitchell Baker, Author, "Lethal Believers: The Innocents' (2012); "Lethal Believers: DVM' (2013) and 'Soccer Tommies Baseball Mommies (2014).
GMB: Doug you write strong and very entertaining stories ... I hope our readers and followers will continue to buy your work, review it, and support your efforts to entertain the Young Adult audience with positive, clean stories about relationships and all that can go right and all that can go wrong about them...
DWD: Thank You Mitch ... It is all about connecting with the characters ... the stories. You know ... Its been great to be here ... I've really enjoyed sharing my work with you, and everyone here in The Anything But a Tired Barn...
GMB: Everyone, you can find the works of Douglas W Davis of D W Davis using the links provided below ... Please support this wonderful author and encourage the young adults in your lives to read and enjoy such wonderful story telling...
Social Media Links
On Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RiverSailorLiterary
On Twitter - https://twitter.com/DWDavisRSL
On Google+ - https://plus.google.com/u/0/+DWDavis/
On Pintrest - http://www.pinterest.com/dwdavisrsl/
On About.me - http://about.me/dwdavis
Amazon Author Page – http://www.amazon.com/author/dwdavis
Other Books by the Author
River Dream http://amzn.to/1ie874v
Dreams Change http://amzn.to/Ltm2Zc
Dreams Adrift http://amzn.to/LtmpCQ
Hey Jerrid ... Welcome to The Anything But a Tired Barn ... And welcome to the Master Koda Select Publishing fold ... its good to see you.
JE: Thanks Mitch... Good to be here in The Barn.
GMB: Tell is something about yourself...
JE: I have been a Paramedic since 1997 working in four different states. I currently living and working in Poteau.
GMB: I appeared in Federal Court in Poteau years ago ... family history in Beckwith County as well ... makes us practically Brothers *winks*.
JE: Sure Mitch ... I am a Paramedic for Le Flore County EMS and happily married with a recent addition to our family ...
JE: We were recently blessed with the birth of our daughter Zoey.
GMB: New book ... new baby... fantastic!
JE: Yes and the book is Racing the Reaper...
GMB: Tell us about Racing the Reaper.
JE: Jacob Myers was a normal, average, run of the mill kind of guy. He often felt that his life was meant for something greater. But without any formal education, he was stuck at a mundane office job. That all changed one night when he suffered a spinal cord injury that nearly left him paralyzed and trapped in a wheel chair. Through his recovery process, he found the direction in his life ... to get a job in EMS.
GMB: Now don't give the story away ... I'm half way through it and...
JE: Well how about this ... After two years as an EMT-Basic, he went to Paramedic school he took to the streets and had to learn a completely new set of rules. There there is a stalker...
GMB: Okay okay enough... Where can we find you and Racing the Reaper?
JE: You can find me and my work using the following links...
Book Link- http://www.amzn.com/B00GQD9S94
GMB: Hey thanks Jerrid ... Looking forward to finishing Racing the Reaper and providing a review...
JE: Good to be here... Thanks
And today we welcome Rebbekah White to the 'Anything But a Tired Barn'! Many of you may not know her ... she hides behind her wizard geek glasses, but she is the genius who does all of the websites for Master Koda Select Publishing and heads up the graphics team for this book publisher. Welcome Rebbekah!
RW: Hi Mitch ... How are things around the Barn?
GMB: Not getting half the cold and snow you're getting up North ... Oh and Thanks for bringing the wonderful banner photo with you today ... Cute critter peeking our from the Spruce Bows.
RW: That's for sure ... I so enjoy photography.
GMB: And you are great too ... Now Rebbekah ... You have been around the internet for eleven years and...
RW: When I first came online I didn’t even know how to send an attachment in emails...
RW: Yeah ... I know it’s hard to believe, 'cause now I'm a seriously amazing webmaster and virtual assistant. *Grinning*
GMB: And we can find out more about your wonderful stuff at Advantage Marketing For You ...
RW: Yes ... And just to tease a bit ... I can customize and design wordpress websites, create marketing strategies for product launches, set up newsletters and format books ... all while dancing an Irish jig on a pool table. Yep.... Uh huh *Nod and a Smile*
GMB: Naw... No way...
RW: Way! My nifty graphics win awards, and my work ethic is beyond reproach.
GMB: Don't you just have to love this woman?
RW: Yep ... Oh and if that’s not enough I'm also a radio personality and own Heal Yourself Talk Radio. I started the radio show about 9 years ago as a way to heal my own body, mind and spirit ... I was hit with several life altering events one right after the other.
GMB: Tell us more about the life altering events you mentioned.
RW: Over the years I have grown in many ways both professionally and personally. I met Kim Mutch Emerson a few years ago, while networking on a popular website called Ryze. Over the years we have worked together on many projects. Last year Kim and I were talking and we both wanted to be able to help authors realize their dreams and become published. Yet we didn’t want our company to be a company without a heart. Both Kim and I love giving, and we love helping. Yet we both had different talents. We are a perfect fit! Kim loves to engage in people and be the mother hen. Kim’s talents in the marketing arena far outweigh mine as far as party planning, and making what seems to be boring and hard, exciting and fun! I love being creative. I love doing graphics and bringing an author’s vision for their book cover to life. A cover they can be proud of. I also love helping those same authors learn how to brand their websites, and how to take over their websites with confidence.
GMB: And I am one on those authors you have created book covers for, with the DVM cover from the Best Selling Lethal Believers series being the latest.
RW: I do love doing graphics and bringing an author’s vision for their book cover to life. A cover they can be proud of...
GMB: Proud indeed ... Thank You Bekah ... So there you have it - the quiet (yet marvelous) half of the small publisher with the big heart - Master Koda Select Publishing - and owner of - Advantage Marketing For You - Rebbekah White.
RW: Thank You Mitch ... Oh and as a special gift for all of you visiting the 'Anything But a Tired Barn' today ... I'd like to offer a special ebook! 365 Social Media Tips. It’s filled with ideas and easy ways to market yourself in a fun and exciting way. Easy to follow! Just go to http://advantagemarketingforyou.com/gifts/365-social-media-tips/
GMB: And its Free?!
RW: Yes it is!
GMB: Thanks again Bekah...!
RW: And once you grab your 365 Social Media Tips eBook, be sure to go to the page and sign up for the Advantage Marketing For You Newsletter where you will receive MORE FREE Gifts, to include a video that will walk you through how to use Pinterest in your business! http://www.advantagemarketingforyou.com/newsletter.
GMB: Not bad ... Not bad at all...
RW: Thank You Mitch ... Now let's get working on your next cover soon...
GMB: You bet *Smiles* You bet ... maybe sooner than you think!
DeEtte Anderton Visits the Barn to Tell us More About 'Victory', a Town Where the People Love their Country and their Neighbors and...
Please welcome to the 'Anything But a Tired Barn' as we host DeEette Anderton and highlight her books 'Victory' and 'The Christmas Visitors'. DeEtte we've interviewed before and I've really been looking forward to visiting with you again ... Of course we know one another from Master Koda Select Publishing, but I want to make sure our Bog Fans know you are a superb author and editor who worked on certain of my releases and forthcoming releases from Master Koda... Thank You for being such a wonderful collaborator, friend, and now guest... Now ... Do you remember the Zinger I asked to kick-off our last interview?
DA: Oh your rascal ... Wasn't it something like 'Describe yourself in one, superbly edited word ...'
GMB: Sure was ... And your answer, after asking your friends on Facebook was 'Unique'. That was your best answer, because there is only one you.
DA: That's right Mitch...
GMB: So now I have to ask ... Are you still 'unique'...
DA: You bet! You have to ask twice?
GMB: Sure I'll ask ... And I'll also ask about your wonderful stories ... Please tell us about 'Victory' ...
DA: I am very proud of my novel 'Victory' ... The story is about Victory, a town where the people love their country and their neighbors. However, what happens when two visitors come to town? One comes with fear and control, slowly taking away the freedoms the people love. The other comes with faith. When darkness overtakes the town who will have Victory? http://amzn.com/B00AJ9QEKM
GMB: I read and enjoyed reviewing this story and have to say I loved it... What does this story mean to you?
DA: Its about questions like 'Got freedom?' 'Want to keep it?' 'Is that the 'Victory'. Or do we love freedom but forgot its cost. This is about remembering, valuing before its too late...
GMB: Please share some more...
DA: Victory is the story of a little girl, and the town where she lives. The town of Victory has a history of patriotism, faith, and friendliness. The little girl, Brown Eyes, orphaned when her missionary parents were killed in a fire, lives with her only known relative who does not want the girl. When The Guest comes to town, the people open their hearts town to him, without knowing who he is or what his motive is. Shortly after his arrival, The Stranger appears, much to the discomfort of The Guest. Slowly, the town loses its freedoms as one of the men takes over little by little. When there is a face to face showdown on the mountain, the life of the child and the future of the town are at stake. Who will have the Victory? http://tinyurl.com/c3tel2c
GMB: Oh this brings back good memories of this read ... Thank You DeEtte ... Now, you also have avilable to readers 'The Christmas Visitors' ... Please tell us about this Christmas story.
DA: Sure Mitch ... It's Christmas Eve - A blizzard and a paranormal sighting cause an accident on a country road. Sam and Ellen seek refuge at a nearby farmhouse. Their experience with the elderly couple that live there will change their lives forever.
GMB: Indeed, Sam and Ellen are going home for Christmas, or so they think. A blizzard and some mysterious occurrences change their plans and hearts. And were can readers find your stories?
DA: Links for 'Victory' include:
and, UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00AJ9QEKM
For 'The Christmas Visitors' the link include:
and UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ACNOXOY
GMB: To further introduce DeEtte, here is her Author Biography:
Author and blogger, DeEtte Anderton started writing in 2007 when her son challenged her to get involved in NaNoWriMo. The manuscript sat untouched with several others until January of 2012 when a good friend encouraged her to seek publication. The Christmas Visitors is her first short story, and her current novel, Victory is also her first.
DeEtte spent much of her childhood playing the piano, clarinet, and guitar, reading, and making up stories. She was active in Girl Scouts, which gave her a wide variety of experiences. While in college, she was on the University of Utah Synchronized Swim team, and taught year-round camping and survival skills for Girl Scouts. She has spent many years working with people with disabilities.
Originally from Utah, currently DeEtte lives in New England where she writes full time and works on the editing team of Master Koda Select Publishing. Her other interests include swimming, crocheting, reading, traveling, history, and her grandchildren. In addition, this devoted mother of six and grandmother of twelve
GMB: And here are links into DeEtte Anderton social networks:
Amazon Author Page:
GMB: Cheers DeEtte and again, Thank You for being my Guest today ... I hope all remains strong with the writing ... It is truly a pleasure to have such a wonderful and 'unique' author, collegue and friend to work with ... a great person doing great things... Bye for now DeEtte... Oh and a Very Merry Christmas and Holiday Season to you *SMILES*
Author Arlene R. O'Neal ... When Spokes are Repaired ... Strong Healing, Sense of Pride, and Proven Honor for Others Around are Close to Follow...
Good morning Arlene R. O'Neil ... Welcome to the 'Anything But a Tired Barn' and as we work with Master Koda Select Publishing to highlight fantastic authors such as yourself. ... Before we start, I wanted to acknowledge we have just honored Veterans in this Nation, and I know how proud you are of your son Tanner's Service ... Thank You Arlene for providing the Family that allows Tanner to Serve ... And Thank You Tanner ... Your Service is most Honorable and Appreciated.
ARO: Thank You Mitch... I am so Proud... We are so Proud...My son, SGT Tanner O'Neil, is a member of the United States Army and the joy, pride, and love of my life. After five tours of duty to active war zones... SGT O'Neil recently returned from his 5th combat tour.
GMB: And who have you brought the barn with you today? *Huge Ruckus*
ARO: Well... *distracted* When I mentioned I was going to visit your Barn, Rupert and Frosty got so excited ... There was no way they were not coming to help me with this interview about my latest book Broken Spokes.
GMB: And I am sure they are going to have some fun butting heads with Butch abd Sundance ... the Nigerian Pygmy goats out back...
ARO: They are on their way...
GMB: And there they go... And I Thank You for sharing so much of your pride and passion ... Now I'm told your pride and passion includes writing and that you have a special book to share as well.
ARO: Yes Mitch ...
GMB: Your current book, Broken Spokes refers to broken bones, broken bike, and broken spirit. It speaks to the reader of determination, of survival, of inspiration...
ARO: To me Broken Spokes is more than a well-written, interesting read. It is an inspirational collection of the memories of a courageous child who, in spite of physical and emotional suffering, grew into a compassionate, loving and valiant woman.
GMB: And we always welcome more stories written about children and courage...
ARO: Yes ... I hope so...
GMB: But Broken Spokes is your story... Correct?
ARO: Yes. Crippled at age six, I began an odyssey which consumed much of my life. Through my suffering I found ways to heal others...
GMB: The head of your Family prepared to Serve...
ARO: And in doing so, I saved myself...
GMB: Others have said, "I could not put down Broken Spokes until the very last word echoed in my heart.” Judith M. Flynn * * * "I was so inspired by this book. I started out to read a couple of chapters before I went to sleep. Five hours later I had finished the book. I could not put it down. The author is an emotionally strong person, who has survived more than any average person could ever cope with, and come out on top. I recommend this very highly." Roseanne Savage. Tell me Arlene ...
ARO: These are such kind words.
GMB: Tell us more about you...
ARO: Writing is what lights me up ... "Being a visual writer, I love seeing my work come to life ... To take the reader with me on a journey word by word ... To touch a reader whether through laughter or tears is what I am all about.
GMB: Now you were born and raised in Connecticut...
ARO: And moved to South Carolina to work on my second novel, which will relate the roller coaster life of being the parent of a Soldier on active duty. I feel the need to share my experience with other parents in hope of lessening their fears.
GMB: And for my part, I want every one to know that you have edited certain of my novels and how appreciative I am for all your efforts ... Working with you has been a real pleasure.
ARO: Yes ... In addition to being an author, I am an editor and proofreader.
GMB: Wonderful Arlene ... Contributing so much ... Currently Arlene lives with her two Labradors, Holly and Bruno, and her adorable pet goats, Paxton, JaeJay, Rupert, Patches, and Frosty ... Speaking of which ... here they come ...
ARO: There're Rupert ... where's Frosty?
GMB: Oh there she is ... visiting over by the Coop...
ARO: Figures ... Frosty can't resist a quick conversation with Kim Emerson's Chickens...
You know these little goats are amazing characters who have helped me through some incredibly difficult times ... I love them dearly. I live on 3 ½ acres of land that I and my beloved animals enjoy and...
GMB: Arlene ... *winking* Thank You so much for visiting with us here in the Barn today ...
ARO: Oh ... *heh heh* My pleasure Mitch ... Bye for now...
GMB: Be well ... Take care and so long for now Arlene... I look forward to the time we can again work together ... Oh and before I forget ... Arlene R. O'Neil may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Mutch Emerson Brings Digitus 233 to the Barn Den to Wow us All, and, While Comforting the Chickens ...
GMB: We welcome Kim Mutch Emerson here today. Here in the 'Anything But a Tired Barn' we got together and did something a little different ... We all here in the Barn changed things around a little. We're looking more like a Wolves' Den than a barn and I must say ... Kim we have some nervous chickens around here today...
KME: Well Mitch its good to be here to enjoy the effort to make your Barn into a Den... But you know how I am with the chickens ... They make me a little nervous too.
GMB: Okay forget the chickens for now ... What's with your passion for wolves anyway?
KME: I lived at the top of a mountain with a pack of wolves ... But should we be doing this to the chickens Mitch ... I mean really? Oh, and how about the cow hiding in the corner there ... I'm thinking that is a real look of cowcern...
GMB: Ha ha ha ... Well maybe we ought to change the subject ... perhaps they will all ease up a little if we share a little about your book latest novel Digitus 233.
KME: Good idea Mitch, the less feathers stirred up the better...
GMB: I read you latest novel, Digitus 233 and provided it the following review, "Digitus 233 drops the reader into a remote, hostile environment and to experience the de facto leader on mission ... Then there is the stowaway otherwise smuggling himself into harm's way ... perhaps. Then there is a `room that wasn't a room'. I love the contrast, juxtaposition, the paradox of expansive free form themes and confined spaces ... the notion of intense indoctrination facing off with the notion of identifying and securing reliable relationships, perhaps leadership recruited and refined. There is this creative tension throughout this story and the author has the reader searching for balance, whether from the vertical, or, where one would hope to find resolution on the horizon of an as yet to be undefined... This YA read should be what YA readers read." I'm liking what I see in all you other reviews for Digitus 233.
KME: Thank You Mitch. I appreciate your reading my book about a group of teens caught in a web of deceit. I always wanted to write a book about breaking free of the world’s controlling power or, in the alternative, being doomed to die trying.
GMB: And I I like this review too... "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 ~ Maria" Tell me Kim ...What brings you the deepest sense of happiness?
KME: Knowing that I have made a difference in someone’s life. I have an ability to feel deep joy when I watch others succeed.
GMB: And you help a lot of authors as the You are the owner of Master Koda Select Publishing, LLC. Is it the first business you have ever owned?
KME: *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), one summer it was a carnival in my back yard, one summer I gathered all the neighborhood kids and made them memorize lines and dress in ridiculous costumes and we charged all the adults to suffer through our off-off-off-Broadway plays. The one on-going 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.
GMB: You know Kim we've been friends for years now and I've come to realize that with every ounce of your good intention, there is not a whole lot wasted ... It got me thinking about a quote I want to share...
GMB: You know I just wanted to share as much because you truly are a person in the publishing industry that makes it possible for a lot of writers to never waste their effort ... their spirit... their gifts...
KME: Thank You Mitch.
GMB: Kim, what is your favorite genre to read on a rainy day?
KME: No matter the weather or the genre, three important aspects must be present. First, it can be a romance, thriller, fantasy or sci-fi, but the author has to make me believe it’s possible. Second, the plot must be intriguing and tightly written. And third, the characters have to be three-dimensional. No card-board cut-outs for this girl.
GMB: What is the meaning of life?
KME: To leave the earth a better place for having been here.
GMB: You all in the Barn Den listening in Kim tells me she loves writing thought provoking and action filled stories that bring her readers back for more. Although her writings deal with the evils of the world, she dishes out healthy doses of laughter and fun along the way. Speaking of fun ... Kim, how do you spend your weekends?
KME: I spend my free time wrangling wild horses, rafting down the Amazon, hang gliding on a toothpick, and when I'm awake you will find me working on my next adventure or assisting other authors in creating their dreams.
GMB: How about sharing some Media Links so all can get a hold of you to see how the chickens are doing?
KME: Sure Mitch ... Anything for the Digitus chicken fans out there ... Author blog: http://digitus233.com/category/blog/
Publisher Website: http://masterkodaselectpublishing.com/
GMB: And connect with Kim on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kimmutch.emerson
Twitter connection: @MstrKoda Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/K.D.-Emerson/e/B00AV1L0HU/
GMB: Kim thank you for visiting us here in the Barn Den and I hope you enjoyed the motif we created for you...
KME: Love it Mitch ... You know the chickens have been in my lap for a while now ... And 'Yes' ... Mitch we've had a great time. Many Thanks to all the readers of my work and for your precious input. I don’t think you realize 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.
Wow ... Vickie Johnstone ... Dancing like an eejit ... What More can a Zombie Reader ask for... Huh?
Wow! Just published on October 13, 2013, I Dream of Zombies is at the special release price.
GMB: Hello Vickie Johnstone from London, England ... What can you tell us about I Dream of Zombies?
VJ: Hi Mitch ... Much like an interview with you ... It starts with a dream and then the nightmare takes over...
GMB: Awe c'mon now Vickie... The book is not entitled I Interview Zombies...
VJ: Touche Mitch ... Now settle a bit will you ... Just kidding with you on this end... Now then ... I Dream of Zombies is a zombie novel set in London over six weeks in 2013, with a strong female lead character. It all begins on a summer’s day with the media reporting with some hilarity that people are dreaming of the dead coming to life, but those who have dreamt them are convinced they are a warning of things to come. Marla takes it all with a pinch of salt until she experiences the nightmares herself. Cue paranoia and disbelief until reality shows its new face. All over London there are incidences of people becoming sick and aggressive. As the attacks mount, the media is forced to take the matter seriously, but what is causing it? Is it a virus, and is it natural or man-made, and is the government responsible?
Marla, her sister, Ellen, and friend Tommy find themselves fighting for their survival as their sense of reality is smashed. Will the army and police maintain control or will the country find itself in lockdown, isolated from the outside world?
GMB: And Stewart Bint says, "Good character development, good descriptions...and friggin' scary”
VJ: Yes '... friggin' scary' he says ... *winking* (A sly "wink" at that, observes GMB)
GMB: And I found a book excerpt ... Will you read it for us Vickie?
VJ: Sure Mitch ... “A sickening sense of dread ravages him as fear drifts over the surface of his skin like fingers, icy cold and unrelenting. He turns again and sprints towards the exit, his pace becoming increasingly slower as if something is pushing him back. Yet still he finds himself in the exact same position, his feet rooted to the spot, his arms sweeping, useless. His hair blows in the breath that the creature now turns on him, sickening in its putrid scent of death and putrefaction.
“There is not a word he can think of to describe this thing in front of him. Fear creeps, regardless. Twisting, crawling, the maggots swarm across its bloodied face as it opens its mouth wider. Something rips. The yawn seems to swallow him whole into this darkness of despair as a jagged, ripping pain overwhelms him; the sharp teeth chafing, gnawing at his neck, seeking to pierce the jugular vein within. From far off in the distance comes the ripple of laughter.”
GMB: Thanks for dropping by Vickie ... And I'll just let those here in the Barn know a little more about you ... Vickie lives in London, UK, and works as a freelance layout sub editor. Her first book, Kiwi in Cat City, was written in 2002 and self-published in 2011, and she has scribbled stories and poetry all her life. Vickie’s loves include cats, reading, films, travelling, rock music, Castle, The Walking Dead, tea, the sea, dancing like an eejit, sleeping and Milky Bar.
Vickie has self-published the following 14 books:
Kaleidoscope (poetry); Travelling Light (poetry); Life’s Rhythms (haiku); Kiwi in Cat City (magical cat series for middle-grade readers); Kiwi and the Missing Magic; Kiwi and the Living Nightmare; Kiwi and the Serpent of the Isle; Kiwi in the Realm of Ra; Kiwi’s Christmas Tail; Day of the Living Pizza (comedy detective series for middle grade readers); Day of the Pesky Shadow; The Sea Inside (fantasy); 3 Heads and a Tail (comedy romance); and I Dream of Zombies (horror, under pen name VJ Stone). The Kiwi Series has wonderful illustrations by Nikki McBroom.
VJ: Here are some of my contact and book links:
Kiwi Series website: Kiwiincatcity.com
FB author page: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorVickieJohnstone
FB Kiwi Series page: http://www.facebook.com/KiwiinCatCity
FB poetry page: http://www.facebook.com/KaleidoscopePoetry
FB editing service page: http://www.facebook.com/VickieJohnstoneEditing
Amazon US page: http://www.amazon.com/Vickie-Johnstone/e/B004SZ9TGE
Amazon UK page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vickie-Johnstone/e/B004SZ9TGE
Smashwords page: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/vixie
B&N page: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/vickie-johnstone
GMB: Hello ... G Mitchell Baker, here to introduce you to Master Koda Select Publishing's Nadia Kilrick this Wowser of a Wednesday. Nadia is a Florida native who finds tranquility in the simple life of the Deep South. She believes there is no better place to contemplate life's journey than sitting beside a slow moving creek shaded by mighty moss-draped oaks. It's there that dreams burst free from within the chasms of the human heart. Let's make another friend and today we are here to welcome... Nadia, Nadia...
NK: Well thank You Mitch... Good t'see ya again...
GMB: Yes... I have had the privilege of interviewing you before...
NK: Yes... and it was a wonderful time spend at your 'Anything But a Tired Barn' with all the Author and Friends there... Some art too... http://www.gmitchellbakerauthor.com/3/post/2013/09/jacqueline-cross-keeps-moving-visiting-the-barn-with-great-news.html
GMB: Tell us a little more about yourself...
NK: I have written fiction since childhood. The busyness of life and raising a family slowed the progress of my writing for two decades. When my children moved away, I began writing articles for the web. My passion for fiction writing quietly stirred while writing articles related to gardening, family, self-sufficiency and do-it-yourself projects. Now I write fiction full time. Thriller, suspense/mystery and paranormal are my favorite genres to write. When reading, I reach for psychological thrillers, true crime, mystery/suspense, horror, paranormal, western and historical fiction.
I am is pleased my debut short story, “Ziggy Returns: A Short Tale”, has been published by Master Koda Select Publishing and is now available on Amazon.com. My second novel “Rough Hewn: People of Kilmservy Village”, the second book in her psychological thriller trilogy is also available with MKSP.
GMB: Well let's revisit some of your recent work ... If I recall ... it was Minna who longed for peace and freedom from the constant barrage of demands placed on her by her drunken, philandering husband. Little did she know, even when his careless actions provided the freedom she longed for, peace would be harder to find than before. "Ziggy Returns: A Short Tale" http://www.amazon.com/Ziggy-Returns-ebook/dp/B00EE8SJWU/ref=sr_1_fkmr2_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376576967&sr=8-1-fkmr2&keywords=ghost+named+ziggy
NK: Well ... I brought a Post Card ...
GMB: Nice ... Tell us in your own words...
NK: Sure Mitch... Minna Fuller finds herself in an odd predicament when her moonshine guzzling husband carelessly causes an accident that changes both their lives. Though relieved to have her life back, she would never have wished death on her husband. Being a man who always had to have the last word, Ziggy returns to their home to instruct her on how she should live the remainder of her life by offering a suggestion she finds far-reaching, even for him. Will Minna be able to rid her home of her husband’s ghost and finally get on with her life? Will she accept his blessing and set onto the path he envisions her taking or will she ignore him and the advice from her friends?
GMB: Sounds a lot like remorse and forgiveness sometimes come too late. Was it Ziggy had to have the last word even if it meant going home after death.
NK: or perhaps it was more about Minna freeing herself from her husband's ghost?
GMB: Nadia ... Where can we find you?
NK: I can be found using these AUTHOR LINKS:
§ Facebook: www.facebook.com/NadiaKilrick
§ Twitter: www.twitter.com/NadiaKilrick
§ Blog: www.nadiakilrick.blogspot.com
§ Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117807822265096920051/posts
GMB: And where can we find your book?
NK: Check out this BOOK LINK for 'Ziggy Returns: A Short Tale' on Amazon U.S.
GMB: Nadia it has been great to work with you once again... I hope all is well in the Deep South, where I have just moved to find my own slow moving creek shaded by mighty moss-draped oaks. It has been good once again my friend...
Has Alexandra found love a second time around with Derek or is he a Hollywood playboy? Let's check it out as we visit with Linda Bolton and learn more about Linda's Take 2 offering... Find out what Alexandra won and how it changed her life!
GMB: Hi once again ... G Mitchell Baker, here to introduce you to Master Koda Select Publishing's Linda Bolton. It is my privilege to help Wow Your Wednesday so you can make another friend and meet authors from Master Koda Select Publishing. Today I am delighted to introduce author Linda Bolton and her Take 2 project. Well hello Linda, how are you today?
LB: Well thank you... Thank you for welcoming me to your Master Koda Wow Wednesday Blog...
GMB: Great to have you here and to share with us a little about your Take 2 book...
LB: Yes ... Take 2 is about Alexandra Daniels ... a forty-something ... hard-working in and out of her home . Her life has been plodding along at a snails pace and she’s longing for excitement...
GMB: And I'm guessing she doesn't settle for the snail for long...
LB: Oh no *giggles* ... She wins a trip to her favorite talk show in New York, the Veronica Becker Show, and it just so happens the actor of her dreams is a guest, Derek Dunbar!
GMB: Now is Alex’s life about to change?
LB: Well let's see... Derek Dunbar is Scottish, an actor and a hunk!
GMB: Ah haaaaa... *winking* You mean like..."
LB: Yes ... a little like you Mitch ... *giggles ... then laughs merciless*
GMB: Oh okay ... You got me there Linda...
LB: Well you asked for it Mitch... *winking* Now ...Every woman in America drools after him. He has his pick of women but stinks at relationships. At forty, is he longing for a more meaningful relationship...
GMB: Does he even know how to have one?
LB: Well he might be willing to make the effort ... You know ... it just gets complicated?
GMB: Well romance readers ... Do you enjoy the feel of a romance paperback in your hands?
LB: Because if you do ... Take 2 is available in eBook or paperback. Read about the romance that spans the globe!
GMB: Wonderful Linda ... Thanks for coming on by to Wow us this Wednesday and we look forward to your second book to be released soon... Linda, where can we find Take 2?
LB: I wanted to share a little more... I brought with me an excerpt that I'd like to tease the readers with a little...
GMB: Oh of course ... by all means ...
LB: Well here it goes...
“Go”, “Two minutes”, was hollered out. Alex felt nervous even though most of the men at the speed-dating meeting didn’t appear her type. The fact that they wouldn’t find her their type bothered her most.
GMB: Wow Linda ... where can we find Take 2?
LB: Take 2 can be purchased on Amazon at: http://amzn.to/16Ddfq6 and readers can check out even more on LItFlix: http://youtu.be/bm6dC3rrnwM
LB: And Thank You Mitch *smiles*Author Bio: Take 2 is Linda Bolton’s first novel is available on Amazon. When she’s not writing, Linda is a GiGi, playing with her new granddaughter Z, and working full-time. While working on a future projects Linda can be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/lindaboltonauthor
On Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/#!/lindalou42
Her romance blog at http://www.lindabolton.blogspot.com
On Goodreads at http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6875749.Linda_Bolton
G Mitchell Baker, Author "The Involvement of Emerson" (2012); "Lethal Believers: The Innocents" (2013); and "Lethal Believers: DVM" (2013). Welcome to this 'Anything But a Tired Barn'! This is where we write, appreciate and write some more. From the story telling to the odd question and answer between Authors and Friends. Please join in as we all get to know one another a little better... GMB.
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