Anna Erishkigal


Anna Erishkigal is an attorney who writes fantasy fiction under a pen-name so her colleagues don't question whether her legal pleadings are fantasy fiction as well. Much of law, it turns out, -is- fantasy fiction. Lawyers just prefer to call it 'zealously representing your client.'
Seeing the dark underbelly of life makes for some interesting fictional characters. The kind you either want to incarcerate, or run home and write about. In fiction, you can fudge facts without worrying too much about the truth. In legal pleadings, if your client lies to you, you look stupid in front of the judge.
At least in fiction, if a character becomes troublesome, you can always kill them off.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
For fun I study Urban Gojo karate and also take a low-level gymnastics class (hey ... it's on my bucket list!!!). I also volunteer for our local CERT Team (Community Emergency Response Team) and also am a licensed ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services) ham radio operator who works to support our local public safety officials during disasters. I also volunteer a bit of time for our local Science Fiction & Fantasy convention, ARISIA (because who else is going to understand your urge to dress up as Wonder Woman?). And when I'm not working, I spend an ungodly amount of time schlepping my three elementary-to-middle school age children around to activities.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Before I self-published, I used to find most of my books at the library or, occasionally, would go to the local Borders. These days I have more than I can read thanks to friends who are also authors self-publishing books who forward me their advance review copies, but I make myself hang out in non-author readers groups and soak up whatever other people are reading because 'author think' can be extremely limiting.

Our writing group meets 1x week at the local Barnes & Noble, so I buy several books there the old-fashioned way, but my FAVORITE place to buy actual physical copies of books is the local Salvation Army.
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Where to buy in print


Addictive Reads Escape Into Romance Box Set: 11 Contemporary Tales About Love Conquering All
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 645,020. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2015 by Seraphim Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Escape Into Romance with the Addictive Reads 11-author / 11-book / 2,000+ page contemporary box set, most written by best-selling and award-winning authors. Join our lovers as they overcome adversity and, through the power of love, find their happily ever after.
Addictive Reads: The Winter Gift Box Set - 7 Uplifting Stories by Best-Selling and Award-Winning Authors
Price: Free! Words: 109,400. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014 by Seraphim Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
The Addictive Reads Winter Gift Collection is seven uplifting short stories and novellas written by the award-winning and best-selling authors of Addictive Reads to brighten those cold winter days. Each will take an hour to read, perfect for those small bits of down-time around the hectic holiday season.
The Watchmaker (A Novelette)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,680. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014 by Seraphim Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Ask how you can win an hour in time. Marae O’Conaire has much bigger problems than the fact her watch stopped at 3:57 p.m. When she brings her watch to a kindly repairman, she learns she has won a peculiar prize, a chance to re-live a single hour of her life. Can Marae fix the mistake she regrets more than anything in the world?
The Auction
Series: Song of the River. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 175,310. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014 by Seraphim Press. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Dumped at the altar and left without a home, Rosie Xalbadora takes a job as a governess at the edge of the Australian outback. There she meets Pippa Bristow, a sensitive child who copes with her parent's bitter divorce by escaping into a magical world of fairy queens and unicorns, and her enigmatic father, Adam, a man willing to endure whatever he must to keep his daughter safe from his ex-wife.
Sword of the Gods: Agents of Ki
Series: Sword of the Gods, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 353,320. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2014 by Seraphim Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
*WINNER - Best High Fantasy Novel of 2015* As darkness rends the heavens, a tiny Mesopotamian village finds itself the epicenter of an intergalactic war between good and evil. But all is not lost. An ancient goddess recruits two 'Watchmen' to turn darkness back into the light; mortal creatures who do not realize they are pawns. The saga of the greatest superhero to ever walk the Earth continues...
A Gothic Christmas Angel
Series: Children of the Fallen, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,460. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013 by Seraphim Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Dumped by her boyfriend on Christmas Eve, Cassie Baruch thought her pain would end when she aimed her car at an ancient beech tree. But when a gorgeous black-winged angel appears and tells her ‘this ain’t no stinking paranormal romance, kid,’ she realizes death hasn’t solved her problems. Can Jeremiel help her exorcise the ghosts of problems past and find a little closure
Addictive Paranormal Reads: 10 Author / 1,000 Page Paranormal Box Set
Price: Free! Words: 326,700. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013 by Seraphim Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Welcome to the Addictive Reads celebration of all things paranormal. 10 great authors each chipped in a paranormal-themed short story, novella, or full-length novel, 1,000 pages, all rated 4+ stars. Travel with us on a journey through some tasty paranormal reads (mostly romance). Unlike some neighborhoods that only hand out teaser-samplers, our candy is all full and complete stories.
Angel of Death: A Love Story
Series: Children of the Fallen, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 154,440. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013 by Seraphim Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
The Angel of Death falls in love with a mortal in this tale of true love, reincarnation, and forgiveness that spans from ancient Carthage to the Iraq/Afghanistan war. "This is the best book I have read in a long time. It is the first I have tried of this author, but it will not be the last. Fresh outlook and great characters make this a satisfying, hard to set down read." (reader review)
Sword of the Gods: Prince of Tyre
Series: Sword of the Gods, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 325,370. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013 by Seraphim Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Mikhail has a new mission: train the warriors to fight back against the mysterious kidnappings. But the journey from soldier to general is never easy. The Emperor and Shay'tan are so busy outwitting one another that neither notices a much more ancient Evil outmaneuvers them. A tragic death forces the Alliance to choose which leader they will follow in an epic showdown. The Emperor … or Lucifer?
Sword of the Gods: The Chosen One
Series: Sword of the Gods, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 179,570. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2012 by Seraphim Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A tiny Mesopotamian village becomes ground-zero for this fantasy fiction retelling of mankind's most epic story about the battle between good and evil … the clash of empires and ideologies … and the greatest superhero to ever walk the Earth. The Archangel Mikhail.

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