Wednesday, October 9, 2013

WOW Wednesday with a Twist

WOW Wednesday is a little different here at the desk today. I'm actually the spotlighted author. Since it is my blog and I'm able to shine that light on my books any time I'd like, I thought I'd compile a post of the other authors - and the brilliant Rebbekah White - involved in WOW Wednesday. 

Rather than linking to their posts about my short story, Ziggy ReturnsI pulled from their Amazon 
author pages and websites. I haven't seen all the posts yet, but the ones I've seen are 
creative, fun and just downright wonderful. 

I love my Master Koda family. They're the cream of the crop!

I've linked the names below. Just click to learn all about each one.


Arlene ONeil
"Writing is what lights me up," states Arlene R. O'Neil. "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." Her current book, "Broken Spokes," refers to broken bones, broken bike, and broken spirit. It speaks to the reader of determination, of survival, of inspiration.

Born and raised in Connecticut, Mrs. O'Neil moved to South Carolina to work on her second novel, which will relate the roller coaster life of being the parent of a Soldier on active duty. O'Neil says, "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, I feel the need to share my experience with other parents in hope of lessening their fears." SGT O'Neil recently returned from his 5th combat tour.

Currently Arlene lives with her two Labradors, Holly and Bruno, and her adorable pet goats, Paxton, JaeJay, Rupert, Patches, and Frosty. "These amazing characters have helped me through some incredibly difficult times and I love them dearly."

Aside from writing, supporting her son while deployed, and caring for her animals, Arlene lives on 3 ½ acres of land that she and her beloved animals enjoy.

Brenda Perlin
Brenda Perlin is an independent adult contemporary fiction author. Brenda evokes emotional responses in her readers by using a provocatively unique writing style. Her latest book, Home Wrecker, captures the soul-wrenching conflicts of a personal struggle for emotional fulfillment.

Ever since Brenda was a child she has been fascinated with writing. She draws her biggest inspiration from Judy Blume. This sparked a passion in Brenda to pursue personal expression through writing. Once she was old enough to go to coffee shops alone, Brenda recalls losing herself in the world of writing, all while documenting her ideas on paper napkins.

"There is really no creative process, I just write," - Brenda Perlin

DeEtte Beckstead
DeEtte started writing in 2007 after her son challenged her to try NaNoWriMo. The manuscript sat untouched with several others until January 2012 when her good friend encouraged her to seek publication. The Christmas Visitors is her first short story, and Victory is her first novel.

DeEtte spent much of her childhood playing piano, reading, or making up stories. She was active in Girl Scouting, which gave her a wide variety of experiences. While in college, she was on the University of Utah Synchronized Swim team, and taught winter camping and survival for Girl Scouts.

DeEtte lives in New England where she writes full time and works on the editing team of Master Koda Select Publishing. DeEtte's other interests include swimming, crocheting, reading, dog rescue, and her many grandchildren.

G. Mitchell Baker
Remember to be careful when you visit the barn. Sidestepping may be necessary!

G. Mitchell Baker traditionally publishes novels in genres of contemporary fiction, paranormal mystery, bio-social science fiction, and young adult fiction. Having worked with no less than four publishers, Baker considers it a privilege to continue his partnership with the exclusive small-press, Master Koda Select Publishing. Until recently, Baker lived between the southwest United States and western Canada drawing his experience to write from a diverse career practicing law, having lived in many places, and, while maintaining a broad range of interests in sport that include having played baseball at national championship levels and competing high levels in more than one discipline of Karate. Baker now enjoys cycling and writing novels and writing feature length movie screenplays about all matter he finds may be of original interest.

Jane Carroll Cowart
And here's Bertha...errr, I mean, Jane!

Jane Carroll, Author of Bertha-Size Your Life! and Becoming Bertha, is a Life Coach, Registered Nurse, Reiki Master, Mother, Grandmother, and long-time student of life. She has seen the focus of her over 30 year nursing career change from illness to wellness to wholeness, a philosophy that permeates everything she does.

While she enjoys all aspects of her life, writing is her passion and she is currently working on Bertha's latest adventures.

When life hands you an ostrich...make a boa ~ Bertha

Jerrid Edgington
Jerrid Edgington is a Paramedic at Le Flore County EMS in Poteau, Oklahoma. He has been in EMS for 17 years with 15 years of that as a Paramedic. He has worked in four different states in EMS. He has worked in big inner city as well as the rural settings. Jerrid has aspired to write a book and recently published his first book, Racing the Reaper, which is the first book in the series. The second book, Racing the Reaper-Resuscitation, is set to release in early September.

You can visit for up to date information on future book releases.

John Augustine
A man of many talents, which you will get a taste of when checking out his website, and a relatively new member in the Master Koda Select Publishing family, John is open and friendly. He shares his time and connects with other members just like an 'old timer' in our ever-growing Master Koda family.

KR Hughes
Hughes is an English major from Texas. She enjoys writing with her co-author T.L. Burns. 'Fateful Night' is the first novel in the What She Knew trilogy. 'Darkest Day' is the second book. They are both published by Master Koda Select Publishing

Hughes enjoys working with budding writers and tutoring English.

Find other works by this author in the Historical Romance section, pen name is Kymber Lee, 'Treasured Love' is a fun romp written in Regency England in 1811. Lee (Hughes) wrote this novel for her grandmother who is a huge supporter of her work. Lee's second Regency, 'Lord Tristan's True Love' is now available on Kindle.

K.D. Emerson
Miss Emerson is not only my publisher, she is a fabulous author. 'Digitus 233' is the first installment in her Digitus Series. It is a suspense-filled teen/YA thriller. I'm not a YA fan, necessarily, but I read this book and am biting at the bit for the next one.

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?
This is more than an action packed book series; it's a wakeup call to the world. Will we allow ourselves to go blindly into slavery or will we stand up and fight for freedom and our basic human rights before it's too late?

Linda Bolton
Alexandra Daniels is a forty-something, hard-working mom, wife and employee. Her life has been plodding along at a snails pace and she’s longing for excitement. 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! Is Alex’s life about to change?

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?

Rebbekah White
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S. L. Wallace
S.L. Wallace is a teacher and life long writer who is a descendant of the famous William Wallace. Like him, she believes in freedom and independence. Unlike him, she fights her battles with the pen, most recently taking a political stand against recent changes in government at both local and state levels.

S.E. Myers
I am an author. It's what I do. It's what I want to do. It's not the only thing that I do, but, it's what I want to be when I grow up.

Stephanie was born in San Antonio, Texas and spent most of her youth in Germany. She joined the military and traveled the world...somewhat. She lived in Japan, spent time in India, and currently resides in Sacramento, California.

She is surrounded by her close friends, family, and animals. She lives with her oldest daughter (Illeana), youngest daughter (Kathryn), Punky & Snoopy (their Chorky's), and their cat (Miss Kitty). She misses her son, Gavin, terribly. He currently lives in Georgia.

Stephanie has written for many years. She started writing songs at the age of ten. Her writing progressed into short stories, poetry, screenplays, and more recently, her novel Dark Revelation.

While Dark Revelation is of the YA genre, her other WIP's (Works in Progress) are more adult in nature - and no - not that kind of adult

TL Burns
As my co-author puts it "I am the foremost researcher and historical guru for our trilogy "What She Knew." "Fateful Night" is book one and was released May of 2013. She and I have finished book two, "Darkest Day," and are currently working on book three. You can learn more about them at our website

I am originally from California (desert region, with mountains), spent nearly 20 years in the panhandle of Texas (again, desert region only without the mountains), moved to Atlanta, GA (trees and flowers everywhere) and have recently moved back to the desert. I miss living in the post card of Atlanta, but I don't miss the humidity.

I've been married for 32 years! Woo Hoo! And, to the same man!! That's an accomplishment, and not because of our present times. If you knew my hubby, then you'd know why. LOL! No, all joking aside, he's a great guy and my biggest supporter! He always believes in my writing, even if I doubt at times.

We have two grown sons; both of them are perfect in every way, except for the parts that take after their dad, lol!! One serves our country in the Army, is married to a beautiful woman and has three beautiful children. Our other son is in College, he has one degree in Modern Languages and is pursuing his Engineering degree. Needless to say, we are so very proud of the wonderful young men our sons have turned out to be. We also have one pupple (puppy/people) living at home with us, Digby. Now, he really is perfect in every way!

Tammy Novak
T.M. Novak was born in Waterbury, Connecticut eight minutes before her twin brother. She comes from a large family with seven brothers and sisters, and eleven nieces and nephews so far. She grew up in Southern California and currently lives in Prescott, Arizona.

Tammy married her high school sweet heart Gary in 1994 and they have four sons' together. She received her teaching degree from Northern Arizona University in 2010 and is currently a teacher in Mayer, Arizona.
The Abduction of Lilly Waters is her debut novel and there are several other works in progress; she has a Y.A. series in the works called Butterfly Lake, and a children's book series called, The Big Green Dinosaur which will be published under Tammy Moore. Her sister Latisha Wood is expected to illustrate them for her.
The things that inspire Tammy the most are family and she always keeps her family at the forefront of her thoughts. She gets her story ideas from her dreams and her children where she takes a simple moment and turns it into a world all its own.

Vickie Johnstone
Hi, I live in London and have a thing about fluffy cats. I work as a freelance layout sub-editor on business magazines and editor/proofreader on books. I love reading, writing, films, the sea, art, animals, nature, rock music, Milky Bar and travelling. I have self-published 13 books.

Kiwi and the Serpent of the Isle was a finalist in the children's books category of the National Indie Excellence Book Awards 2013.

Titles published in 2011:
Kaleidoscope (March) - 119 poems, divided by chapter themes;
Travelling Light - a free book of 38 poems;
Kiwi in Cat City - the first in a series about a magical cat and her human pals (April);
Kiwi and the Missing Magic (June);
Kiwi and the Living Nightmare (October).

Titles published in 2012:
Day of the Living Pizza - a comedy horror for ages 10 up (May);
Life's Rhythms - a collection of 316 haiku (June);
3 Heads and a Tail - a romantic comedy with walkies, written for NaNoWriMo (June);
Kiwi and the Serpent of the Isle (August);
Day of the Pesky Shadow - book 2 in the Smarts & Dewdrop Mysteries series (October);
Kiwi in the Realm of Ra (November), and
Kiwi's Christmas Tail (December).

Titles published in 2013:
The Sea Inside - Cerulean Songs, book 1.

Wendy and Charles Siefken
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.

The book is a journey into the fantasy realm of what if's. Zombies took over the world? What if werewolves were real? what if dragons were really not from earth but from another planet? I hope you enjoy this YA book. This book is ideal for a young reader who you may not want reading a book with a lot of blood and gore. This book doesn't have that. It has a story without all the graphics of a battle. I hope you take a look and enjoy!


I hope you'll take the time to click on their links and check out their books. We are a diverse group of authors so, there's something for almost every reader in this lot. I'm honored to be associated with each and every person on this list. There are many more great authors in the Master Koda family who I've not mentioned here. They can be found milling around in the Master Koda Facebook Group stirring up trouble - err, I mean, sharing with, and learning from, each other.




  1. Thank you Nadia! you are a wonderful friend and writer! Today was supposed to be about you and you shone the light on us too! thank you~

  2. You're welcome, Wendy.
    'Twernt nuttin', I love my MK family! Everyone should be blessed with such an amazing support group.

  3. Thanks for Wowing me today, rock and so does your writing!

  4. That was so touching and sweet!!! Thank you!!!! Love it Nadia!!!

  5. Wow! I'm Overwhelmed! Thank You So Much!