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Turning Darkness to Light by KD Emerson

posted Aug 12, 2012, 5:14 PM by Scott Seldon   [ updated Aug 12, 2012, 5:47 PM ]

This week I have the pleasure of hosting KD Emerson with some interesting insights.

In 2009 I got a wild idea for an experiment of how to touch people’s lives in the suffering economy. I started this crazy group on Face Book called the Big Fat Giveaway group. I set up a website where I ran games and contests. We had a lot of fun and I gave away lots of cool things. Most of the time people just had to answer a trivia question or something equally simple to win cash cards, movies, flash drives, GPS and other fun things.

Reactions from people were very interesting and sometimes surprising. Of the people who joined, most of them had fun and enjoyed the energy boost it gave them. Quite a few people asked why I was doing it, what was in it for me. When I responded, “I just want to change the energy for folks who are suffering with the economy and allow them to win something for a change.” There were a lot of people who couldn’t accept this answer. They would come back with an argument. Some thought there had to be a business brewing behind the scenes, others just shook their heads, but a couple people got angry. These couple people felt I had to have an evil or sinister reason for doing it. They couldn’t accept that there was a human who just wanted to give some fun and light in a dark and dreary world. I shed some tears back in 2009 over that.

Thinking of those couple people rips me open, even today. My tears are for them. My tears are because they live in such darkness that they can’t believe there is one human who would give a gift without a thought of what it might bring them.

Digitus 233, the young adult novel I am writing deals with a world of darkness; it also deals with the light that dispels that darkness. It is my deepest desire it will bring hope and strength to those that read it.

Author, KD Emerson was born (or is that hatched) several years ago. We won’t go into how long it has been because she has this fantasy that she is still a teenager off to conquer the world. She has a passion for the written word and assisting other writers in becoming the best they can be. She also loves to promote others and cheer them on to victory. Follow her on twitter @MstrKoda or you can find her at and on Facebook at

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