Wodke Hawkinson is an author team that collaborates by discussing many ideas for storylines. They then decide which one to work on next. They also have solo projects. Their inspiration can come from anywhere; an overheard conversation, the glimpse of a person on the street, a dream, music, artworks, etc. They are from the Midwest. Currently, the work of fiction they are promoting is Betrayed. Here is a summary of Betrayed, in the authors’ words:
“Brook, a Denver socialite, seems to have a good life until she becomes the victim of a botched carjacking. In a matter of minutes, her life is forever altered. She is abducted, transported, and held for days by three brutal men in a remote mountain location. She escapes only to end up barefoot, nearly naked, and hopelessly lost in the Colorado wilderness at the beginning of a harsh winter.
“Lance, a man who has shunned society, lives like a recluse in a rustic cabin far removed from the modern world. He likes his solitary life. But his world is about to be turned upside down.”
Wodke Hawkinson uses professional photographs or artwork to design the covers of their work. The most challenging aspect of writing is “editing. But it's absolutely crucial.”
Many authors have been influenced by other authors, although Wodke Hawkinson states that they have been influenced by “almost any well-written book we've ever read.” They count among their favorites: Jenefer Schute, Dean Koontz, Stephen King, Jacqueline Marten, Clive Cussler, J.A. Konrath, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jerzy Kozinkski, and Piers Anthony. As far as new authors, Slava Heretz, Ruby Barnes, and C.L. Withers have captured their interest.
Other than their novel, Betrayed, they have written some collections of short stories: Catch Her in the Rye (Short stories Vol. 1), Blue (Short stories Vol. 2) and, Alone (Short stories Vol. 3). They promote their work by word of mouth (pass it on!), their website and blog, and via social networking.
Wodke Hawkinson’s special message to their readers is “Thank you for choosing our books. We appreciate you spending some of your reading time with us.”
A link to Wodke Hawkinson's book, Betrayed