Welcome Erin! Thanks for joining us.
Tell us a little about yourself. How long have you been writing?
EE: I published my debut novel, Absolute Love, just over a year ago. It took me almost two years to complete it, so I guess I’ve been writing for almost three years now. To be honest, I can’t remember what it feels like to not have stories running through my head and characters talking to me. If you told me 5 years ago that would have 2 books published (Love’s Sacrifice the follow-up novella to Absolute Love was released in December 2015) now and that I’d be working on my third, I would have said you were crazy. My ‘real job’ is in the medical sciences, so writing had never really been on my radar. But I love it, and I can’t stop. I wish it was something I could do full time.
What projects do you have on the go right now?
EE: I have a handful of different stories outlined right now. But, I have decided to focus my attention on a story that my girls can read. I have 3 girls, ages 10, 8 and 8. They continually ask if they can read my books, and my answer is always the same—maybe when you are older. They are my biggest cheerleaders, and tell everyone, including their teachers, about my writing. Since I started writing, they have become more interested in reading, as well as writing their own stories. I wanted to do something for them. The book is still early in the writing stages, but I can tell you that it will fit into the fantasy genre—so different from what I have already written, which is romantic suspense. I’m really excited about it. I also have another project that I just launched called Indie Author Reviews – it is a site dedicated to connecting readers and indie/self-published authors. Readers can read debut, established and best-selling indie authors for free, all that is asked, is that an honest review be left for the titles that are read. New titles are always being added. You can check it out here.
Do you have a process when you are starting a new project?
EE: I definitely have a process when I start a new book, and the process is constantly evolving. I usually have to let the story and characters brew in my head for a while before I put pen to paper. And I mean that literally. The first ideas/outline for each story I write by hand, only once I have a good idea about where I want the story and characters to go, do I open up my laptop. And even once I reach that point, I often need to take a step back once in a while, and let the story develop in my mind, let the characters talk to me—I don’t always know where things are going, it’s exciting.
Your house is on fire and you can only take three items. Assume your loved ones and pets are safe. What would you take?
- My computer – I have years of pictures stored on there that I have never printed, I do not want to lose those (note to self – I should probably deal with that)
- My purse – inside there is: my phone (again tons of pictures…I see a theme here), my kindle (It goes everywhere with me, I’ll probably need to escape into some fantasy world after having to deal with a fire), my wallet (credit cards – pain to get new ones, money – that’s really a toss up, I often walk around with no cash on me; then I can buy all other stuff I don’t have time to get that I need on a daily basis – like my mascara!! Literally don’t leave home without it on, part of the whole red head thing), my lactaid pills (that’s self-explanatory) and my car keys.**I admit I kind of cheated with that one…there are a lot of things in my purse – but you have to admit it was creative 😉
- Important medications.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
EE: Definitely my family. When all is said and done, that is all that is truly important to me. I feel so blessed to have my wonderful husband and our three beautiful girls.
Erin Everleigh enjoys writing contemporary romance novels that deliver a mixture of sexiness and suspense. Her style often involves twists and unexpected turns, keeping her readers on their toes in anticipation of what’s coming next.
You can chat with her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AuthorErinEverleigh), twitter (@erineverleigh), Instagram (@erineverleigh), or drop her an email (AuthorErinEverleigh@gmail.com)
Phoebe thought she had her Happily Ever After. She had a beautiful little girl and was married to the man of her dreams.
But the unexpected death of her mother causes Phoebe’s world to come crashing down.
Confronted with the realization that the missing pieces of her past are lost to her forever, she watches herself morph into a person she no longer recognizes. A person she quickly grows to hate.
Barely making it through each day, Phoebe struggles to repress her darkest thoughts. But at night, she is held captive in nightmares from which she cannot escape.
With her marriage dangling by a thread, Phoebe fears a future with Justin may no longer be possible.
Refusing to give up, Justin fights for the life they used to share. But when he stumbles upon what could be the missing piece to Phoebe’s past, he is faced with a choice that could cost him everything.
When you feel like all hope is lost, is there a love that can transcend all and revive a broken soul?
**Intended for readers 18+. Each book in this series can be read as a standalone.**
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