We are blessed to have with us again the dynamic writing duo of Wendy Siefkin and her son Charles Siefkin! They are the authors of Kia’s Journey, which happens to be .99 right now!!
KR and TL: Have you ever had a moment, even if it was a split second when someone noticed you for the unique person you are or complemented you on a job well done? Do you remember what that feels like in your heart?
For both of us it was when the principal and the teachers were getting together to have an Individual Education Plan for his school year and the teachers and principal realized that Charlie had written the book and published it as well. Had set up websites and actually sold books as well. That was the day that one of the teachers was really impressed that we had come up with a cover, published it, marketing and everything that went along with it.
Mr. Kozak had brought his laptop and went to the amazon web page and looked at the book. He looked at the websites as well as our Facebook pages. He asked Charlie what all we had done and I was so proud to listen to him tell about the marketing we had done up to that point and what we had found that seemed to work best for us. Mr. Kozak and the rest of the teachers there were very impressed with what he had done and what we had done together.
I did remind Mr. Kozak that since Charlie was still a minor at the time for most of the process I had spearheaded the queries for agents and publishing houses as well. Together we discussed the options available to us with each company that happened to contact us back and made our decisions together. Finances played a very large part in what we could and couldn’t do. That is how we managed to stay out of quite a few of the vanity presses and other places that wanted money up front.
When the teachers and Mr. Kozak looked at us and had that look on their face of “they really did it.” That was our moment, one of our greatest compliments.
Wow! That is fantastic!! Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing this wonderful, inspirational story with us! We wish you both the very best.
Here’s a synopsis of this awesome book:
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.
Wendy and Charles, we want to thank you both so much for joining us today. What an inspiration the two of you are. We wish you all the best in the world and can’t wait for the next book to come out.
Here is where you can connect with Wendy and Charles:
Website – http://siefkenpublications.info/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/WendyandCharles
Here’s where you can purchase this awesome YA read from Amazon:
Well, thanks for joining us today and we hope you will check out Kai’s Journey for yourself. It is truly a wonderful book. Oh, and did we mention? It’s .99 right now!! Woot!!
K.R. and T.L.