Did you have a burning desire to do something in your life? And were you ever able to do it? From my earliest memories I wanted to work with words. I wanted to be a writer, and that’s exactly what I became. I'm an author of several genres under the nom de plume of K.D. Emerson and a ghostwriter of non-fiction memoirs and business books. You can find most of them on Amazon.
One of the roles I’ve loved the most in my life is that of a teacher and mentor to writers looking to perfect their craft and publish their work, so I stepped out and created a small publishing house (Master Koda Select Publishing, LLC) to help support that.
I don’t know about you, but for me the last few years have been a time of introspection and growth. Yeah, I know, I hear y’all wondering how I can possibly have enough depth to introspect that long? All I can say is, I blame covid. Just when I think I understand life and the human condition, I forget what I thought I knew, and I have to start all over. This is probably why I write in genres like sci-fi and dystopian. My writing is just an extension of life as I witness it with a little twist thrown in.
Success as a writer isn't measured by how many books one sells or how famous s/he is. A successful writer is one who can create a deeper feeling or thought process in the reader, no matter what the genre is. I personally have a passion to create books for the upcoming generation and those who are the future leaders of the world. I feel those who write for teens and young adults carry a heavy responsibility to help these young people become deep thinkers so they can impact the future in a positive way. This is what I hope I have done in my Digitus series. Two authors that come to my mind who have been successful in doing this are Chris Crutcher and Robert Cormier.
One of the questions I get asked most is where does inspiration come from? Inspiration comes from rainy days, from thunder and lightning. It come from the rolling ocean and silence of the night.
I had the opportunity to live with a pack of wolves at the turn of this century in the high mountains of Colorado. They inspired me daily and taught me many lessons about what’s important in life. Lessons of loyalty, healing, and mindfulness. They taught me patience and to listen to the wind. They inspired me to be the best human I could possibly be, to seek the kind and gentle self within.
They showed me there is no need for greed or anger. You protect the young, old, and weak. You stand for the right. And if you do that, success will follow.
I’m a better person because of them.
What about you, dear reader? What inspires you? Did you have a wolf pack or rainstorm? Was life turned upside down? What have you learned this year?
Feel free to contact me through my website, www.masterkoda.com, or join my newsletter at that same address. I would love to hear your story.
Thank you, Greta and Dannye for inviting me to your blog today. It’s been a pleasure.