Wodke Hawkinson


Wodke Hawkinson is the name under which writing duo PJ Hawkinson and K Wodke produce their co-authored works. Both PJ and Karen have published solo works as well.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
Karen & PJ: Our latest release, Dark Longings, deals with the subject of vampirism without having any “real” vampires in it. Our main character, Ruby Hayes, is trying to solve the disappearance of her ex-boyfriend. Each clue she uncovers leads her closer to danger.
What is your writing process?
Karen & PJ: Our writing process has evolved over the last few years. We discuss our story idea, figure out the basics, and then write an outline. Each of us is assigned certain parts. Once these parts are completed, we trade sections and add our own suggestions or material. In this way, as we write the book, the scenes are fleshed out, tweaked, and polished. The manuscript then undergoes numerous edits before the book is ready for release.
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Where to find Wodke Hawkinson online


Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,510. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Dr. Ava Majestic, an interstellar biologist, travels through space with her small companion, Pisk, testing planets for potential habitation. When her travels take her to the planet Tangerine, she discovers she is heir to a time-travel device. She is pursued by a handsome rogue, ruthless abductors, and a sinister collector determined to possess her treasure.
Dark Longings
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,890. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
After a mysterious phone call, Ruby's ex-boyfriend Kenny goes missing and she is determined to find out what happened to him. Although the police are looking into his disappearance, Ruby decides to pursue her own investigation. Each clue brings Ruby closer to the truth...and nearer to danger. Will she find Kenny? Or will she herself become prey? Contains adult themes.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,890. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(5.00 from 1 review)
In ZEKE, Sue Cox had been lured into a bizarre relationship with a man whose stunning looks hid a demented mind, and had nearly lost her life in the process. In this sequel to Zeke, Sue begins her long recovery. With the help of her psychiatrist and support of her parents, she works through her tangled emotions so she can rebuild her life. But Zeke is still out there...
Misery Loves Company, a short story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Giovanni's charming little Italian bistro undergoes a radical change when his wife leaves him. He turns the cafe into a dismal place and changes the name. At its grand opening, he informs the crowd that happiness is no longer allowed in his establishment. Instead of dining on savory dishes, customers now crowded in to unload their burdens of misery on stage before the open mic.
Troll, A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 9,740. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
This free download features “Troll”, a short story of approximately 3,221 words, along with excerpts from Wodke Hawkinson novels. Description of “Troll”: The Macksburg County Sheriff’s Office receives a report of a “troll” under the William Frank Bridge. Officers arrest the culprit and bring him in. Then things get interesting. A earlier version of “Troll” was first included in the book, Alone
Acim, a short story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,500. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Mica is just a boy when a small grizzled man enters his bedroom one night from a miniature door in the wall. His name is Acim and it seems his whole purpose is to torment Mica. Mica must figure out a way to deal with the nasty little imp. Acim is a short story for grownups, approximately 6,173 words in length. Written by the authors of popular novels, Betrayed and Zeke.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,860. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
ZEKE is a dark novel of sexual obsession, psychological manipulation, and looming peril. Sue is a naive college student who falls for Zeke, the new clerk at the local bookstore. Zeke exerts control over Sue and entices her to leave town with him. As they travel, his behavior grows more deviant and volatile. Her parents hire a private investigator. Will he find her in time? Sequel to Zeke: SUE
Ghost Writer - A Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A short story about a pair of co-authors who notice strange things happening to their writing project: missing or altered text, changes neither of them made. Approximately 3,975 words
Betrayed - Alternate Ending
Price: Free! Words: 23,720. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Betrayed - Alternate Ending gives Brook the chance to retaliate against her antagonists from the popular novel Betrayed. This is not a stand-alone publication, but starts at Chapter 49 of the novel Betrayed and then takes the tale in a new direction, with an entirely different ending.
Alone, Selected Short Stories Vol. Three
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,870. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Alone contains 18 short stories by multi-genre author, Wodke Hawkinson. From the dramatic to the humorous, these tales cover a range of styles. Alone is the third collection of short stories by this author and offers something for everyone.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,800. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Brook, a Denver socialite, is abducted during a botched carjacking and violently abused. She escapes her captors only to end up barefoot, nearly naked, and hopelessly lost in the Colorado wilderness at the onset of a harsh winter. At the end of her endurance, she stumbles across Lance, a wild-looking recluse who has shunned society. Brook fears she has traded one form of captivity for another.
Blue, Selected Short Stories Vol. Two
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,020. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Collection of short stories in various genres, from wholesome to edgy to macabre.
Catch Her in the Rye, Selected Short Stories Vol. One
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,470. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Anthologies, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
A collection of short stories in various genres.Catch Her in the Rye contains the tragic love story by that name plus thirty other short stories in a wide variety of themes, from the surrealistic "I Wish" to the heartwarming "Homeless Thanksgiving". A multi-genre reading experience. Sometimes a short story is just the right size.

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Smashwords book reviews by Wodke Hawkinson

  • Wild Child on Aug. 27, 2011

    Wild Child is a very well-written, fast paced YA book that I found impossible to put down. Kyle can't resist Briana, even with her wild risky ways, which lead to big trouble for both of them. The book starts with a shock when Briana tries to swim across a lake and is hit by a motorboat. The parent in me wanted to lecture some sense into her! That's how strongly the story hits, once the reader realizes how badly injured the girl is. Things get really strange after that, and the story ends with a twist I didn't see coming. I highly recommend this book to fans of YA fiction that veers into the unexplained.
  • Wormwood on Oct. 16, 2011

    D.H. Nevins’ lead character, Kali Michaels, narrates this story. She meets a man on a mountain peak while taking a break from a group she is guiding through the wilderness and instantly feels a strong connection with him. Then, ten years later, after graduating college and while taking a leisurely hike up the same peak, the world turns upside-down. Kali fights her way through a land in upheaval, only to find the same man standing in the same place as years before. She learns his name, Tiamat, and that he is one of 100 half-angels, Nephilim, that have just destroyed Earth per God’s instruction to send his children home for judgment. However, being half-human, Tiamat finds himself drawn to the woman who had so fascinated him ten years before. Tiamat also senses that Kali has a purpose to carry out as she has a special ability to find living people, of which there are surviving groups, and thus does not take her life. Tiamat informs Kali that she must seek these pockets of survivors, and in preparation for her trials, he has stockpiled food and water. He finds horses to help in her quest. Through accidental contact with the Nephilim’s blood, Kali gains additional traits that help her survive. Throughout the book, Kali comes into contact with additional Nephilim and must do battle with more than one. She must stand and watch the one she loves as he falls. And she must deal with the reality of her true father, not the loving man who raised her. All-in-all I give this well written novel four stars. While it caught my interest immediately, I would have enjoyed more dialog. And while there is a lot of dramatic instances, I feel they could have been embellished to create more tension. I look forward to the sequel and any additional works by this talented author.
  • My Cheeky Angel on Dec. 06, 2011

    Annie is a lonely young woman who decides, with the help of a friendly sassy angel, to change her life. This change takes her from a job she loves, working with children, into a business environment where things are hectic. In the course of this change, Annie finds less and less time to spend with Tyler, the friend for whom she carries a torch. "My Cheeky Angel" is the perfect escape for fans of lighthearted romance. The characters are likable, the story well-paced, and the conclusion satisfying. Though the book touches on some serious issues, it maintains its easy feel throughout and doesn't weigh down the spirit by delving into somber areas more than is called for. Mimi Barbour has a deft touch with the romance novel.
  • Earth and Venus on Dec. 10, 2011

    Very interesting take on things!
  • Smashwords Style Guide on Dec. 28, 2011
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    This book is a necessity for any authors who take their work seriously! Thank you so much for writing it!
  • Smashwords Style Guide on June 07, 2012

    We found this guide to be extremely helpful.
  • Messages from Henry on July 13, 2012

    I smiled when I recognized the names of some of the characters as being fellow authors. The tale kept me riveted. In fact, it was supposed to be a cozy bedtime read, in my mind anyway, but I kept myself awake to find out what happens next! A kidnap mystery, a devoted homing pigeon you can't help but love, a suspicious son with a suspiciously familiar name, a rascally boy with an equally suspicious name, a dedicated friend working with law enforcement to find the victim in time....it has all the elements of a great suspense. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. It was well written and flowed perfectly from beginning to end.
  • Bodyguard From The Future on Nov. 17, 2012
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    Interesting story!