Monday again? No need to panic. Let me ease you into the week with an interview with author KD Emerson.
Welcome, Kim! Tell us a bit about yourself.
First, let me thank all of the hosts of this blog tour and all the readers for their time. I am grateful to each of you! I am just your everyday human who takes a detour every now and then into the dark passageways of my imagination. I have enjoyed many marvelous experiences on earth. Love, loss, joy, pain – it’s all a part of the journey. Things that have changed me for the better have been losing everything I owned and having to start all over again and living with two packs of wolves who taught me the meaning of life. My deepest desire is to assist other’s in creating a joy-filled life.
How long have you been writing?
A looong time. I won’t say how many years, but I have been a writer from age five. I wrote what I ‘thought’ was a novel at the age of six.
Tell us about DIGITUS 233. What’s the story about?
It is about power and corruption, control and bondage and the story of how one young adult can make a difference. Here is a very short synopsis of the book: 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 in the cargo hold, found himself headed for South America. Will Zeph be able to uncover and 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?
How did the idea of the story come to you?
It came out of the darkness of the corner of my mind while I pondered the loss of freedom people see under oppressive governments such as the events in Nazi Germany before and during World War II. The reality that freedom (and life) can so easily slip through our fingers, the intrigue of fringe science and how it can be used for good or evil (depending on who is in control).
Do you have a critique group/partner or beta readers, or do you self-edit?
I majored in creative writing back in the day and I am used to constructive critique. I would never edit my own work; it’s too easy to miss a mistake. Even now, I have people pouring over Digitus 233 to find a typo.
Are you a plotter or a pantser?
Both. I outline, do scene sketches, and character sketches complete with back story for all characters, then during the writing process the muse will often take over and I let it flow to see where it goes.
What’s the hardest part of writing for you?
Getting over the old voices and programming in my head that say “if you publish you will die”. I have fought against the enemy, self-doubt, and I have become victorious. You can do it as well!
What do you absolutely have to have nearby when writing?
My bowler hat (long story), coffee and Beethoven.
If you could have any super power, what would it be?
To heal all ailments in the world.
What's the weirdest thing you've googled?
“Humans that fly” I was looking for people that jump out of perfectly good airplanes and do some pretty crazy things. I found a group of people that have these suits that have wings and they sail for a long time before landing. Looks awesome, but I don’t think I will try it in this lifetime.
Quick writing test! Use the following words in a sentence: randomly, dome, and memorize.
She darted about under the dome of doom escaping death from randomly fired poison arrows while trying to memorize the Gettysburg address.
Finish this sentence: If I'm not writing, I'm probably ...
Racing across the horizon on a wild Mustang
Here’s the part where you thank the people who are supporting you. Let's hear your shout outs.
My deepest thanks to Megan McDade and all the bloggers and readers who have supported me, also my many friends and family who have offered their assistance in spreading the word. Thanks to my creative partners, Tim and Brenda Emerson who played the “what if” game with me until they were ready to drop me out of an airplane. And of course, thanks to those of my past who tried to hold me back or stand in my way. Because of your fear and jealousy you made me stronger and more determined.
And finally, where can people find you and your book online?
I love to connect with people!
Find me on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/kimmutch.emerson
On Twitter I am: https://twitter.com/MstrKoda
The website and personal blog for my Digitus Series is here: www.digitus233.com
And the Amazon link for US: http://amzn.to/12JsPkx and UK: http://amzn.to/UAoT1S