P. J. Erickson


P. J. Erickson is owned by her third Airedale, two-year old Jake. In between adventures with him and transcribing Alf's dictation, P.J. loves chocolate, hates housework and sailing and enjoys life in the sunshine state. She is a member of the National Writers Association. Contact her at pj@embarqmail.com

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
There have always been pets in my family as far back as I can remember, dogs and cats, mice, and even a bird or two. Once an injured barn owl, and for a short time, a pony who proved to be too much of an escape artist. Many years later I encountered the Airedale Terrier and we have bonded ever since. While writing my other books, the clownish personality and antics of my current best friend kept distracting me to the point where I just had to put him down on paper. Airedale personalities are too huge to ignore.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
As a child I was really good at English and unhappy about it. I wanted to be a great mathematician or a renowned scientist but I was constantly pulled down the English language path. Early in my career it was always me that wrote the newsletters and procedural manuals. Soon I was driven to write and while I have taken some long breaks between my books, writing is always on my mind. I hoped that people would enjoy my efforts, as every author does, but I didn't really do it for them. I publish as an Indie in Ebook format so that anyone can find my work and try it without breaking the bank and because I can keep to my own schedule and have total control. It's the only way to go.
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Where to find P. J. Erickson online


Series: Chase Larsen Adventures. Price: Free! Words: 93,200. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
This first book in the Chase Larsen adventure series finds Chase trading his job as government troubleshooter for the peace and quiet of Florida life with his dog and his Harley. Until, that is, his sister’s sudden death appears to be murder. His quiet life now a fantasy, and free to investigate, Chase and his bike club friends begin to unravel the mystery and discover a far greater threat.
Diary of an Airedale
Series: Airedale diaries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,270. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen
It’s a dog’s life, or is it? Alf Airedale, just eight weeks old when he is torn from the only home he has ever known, pulls us into his world, recounting in his diary the exciting and sometimes terrifying world of a young puppy on his journey to dogdom. Happy with his new pack, Alf’s antics will have you laughing, as with a chuckle and a shake of your head, you are compelled to read on.

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