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Hello ... G Mitchell Baker, here to introduce you to Master Koda Select Publishing's Royal Couple from Iowa ... Again it is my privilege to help Wow Your Wednesday and to help you make friends and meet authors from Master Koda Select Publishing. Today I am very pleased to introduce authors Wendy Siefken and her son Charles Siefken, writing partners for the "Kai's Journey" project.
GMB: Please share a little about yourselves...
Charles: I work at a local business as a tech. I will be attending college this fall to become a certified mechanic. I love to read fantasy books but Christopher Paolini is my all time favorite author. I’m always coming up with new ideas for new stories. My mom says that I’m always stretching our imaginations and flexing our writing muscles.
Wendy: We have to look up and do research on a good portion of his ideas but it’s always interesting and love to learn! Okay, about me. I work in a local call center taking inbound calls. I love working on the stories and hashing out ideas with Charlie. We enjoy talking about the story lines anywhere we are. Stores, restaurants, or the mall. We will talk about ideas, characters and the environment they live in.
GMB: How about sharing a little more about Kai's Journey...
Charles: An awful mistake, an unlikely companion, Kai’s journey is to save the human race. After his father accidentally releases a killer virus into the world, Kai is left alone to battle the creatures the virus created. While fighting for his existence in the barren post-apocalyptic world, Kai runs into an unlikely ally in a young woman named Clover. Fueled by a flicker of hope, the two teenagers join forces with a rag-tag band of survivors in a heroic journey. Can the human race endure?
Wendy: Here’s a little more ... Kai has been fighting for survival and trying to find a way rid the world of the disease his father created… Kai’s father accidentally created a race of zombies and like a virus; it soon spreads throughout the entire world! Kai comes across a young woman named Clover, who is part of a clan traveling across the United States to try to find what is left of humanity. Clover is a part of a clan who has a secret of their own. Hiding among what is left of the human race, will Kai be able to handle the truth? Kai and Clover are watching a meteor shower when their lives are changed forever! Kai and Clover begin a heroic journey, fueled by the increasingly dim hope that somehow, the human race will have a chance to start over.
GMB: And I'd like to share the 5 Star Book Review of Kai's Journey I published June 21, 2013: The Annihilation of World by Accident ... Then Comes the Journey... Reading Kai's Journey: The New World Chronicles' I find myself reading somewhere into Kai's Journey ... a path of Young Adult discovery, relationships, somber reflection and on through a post-apocalyptic, sometime barbaric nature frequented by nasty zombies and perhaps appealing shape-shifters. The story takes place in a world decimated by `accident'. It was the annihilation of world by `accident' and the adventure, the horror, combined with science-fiction to follow that triggered my curiosity, but I want to encourage the authors to push for description that does not distract (which soon came after my curiosity found a home in this read). For example, there is a white wolf introduced as `...baring teeth...' Canines typically, essentially, bare `fang'. I encourage the writers to flesh out these details in what I believe is otherwise a finely crafted Young Adult story. I enjoyed the premise expressed, life through the after-nature of an apocalypse as Kai first meets Clover, when he contemplates, "Her blue eyes glowed like sapphires in the firelight. The life he saw in her face took his breath away."(*) Thank You for a great swashbuckling story ... Keeping in mind this is for a Young Adult audience I am thinking Five Stars through to the finish. (*) Siefken, Charles; Siefken, Wendy (2013-05-29). Kai's Journey: The New World Chronicles (The Kai and Clover Series) (Kindle Location 112). Master Koda Select Publishing. Kindle Edition.
GMB: Thanks for coming by to visit ... It isn't often I'm hosting royalty... *smiles*
Wendy: And Thank You Mitch...
Charles: Yes ... Thank You for hosting us and working to Wow the Wednesdays of a lot of readers out there...
GMB: You are very welcome ... and here is a little more to learn about the Royals, while we have them here...
Charles Siefken (1992-present) is a recent graduate of high school. This is his first book of many to be published. He currently resides in rural central Iowa where he enjoys reading sci/fi books and playing video games among other things. We have found a publisher, MasterKoda Select Publishing! Christopher Paolini was his inspiration to become a writer.
Wendy Siefken (1966-Present) Currently working full time from home on writing stories and now a virtual assistant to those in need of an extra pair of hands online. Wendy lives on a farm with her family and enjoys reading, gardening and other activities with her family and friends. This is our first publication with many more to follow. This all started as a school project for her youngest son and business partner, Charles Siefken, that has grown into a desire to be published.
Here is where you can connect with Wendy and Charles:
Blog – http://siefkenpublications.blogspot.com/
Website – http://siefkenpublications.info/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/#!/SiefkenPublications
Twitter – https://twitter.com/WendyandCharles
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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