Interview with Dr. Erica Goodstone

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I am not writing, I am often reading what others are writing. I have some favorite books that I review often but mostly I read blogs and articles online as well as my professional newsletters and journals. And then I take a break to do my regular exercise.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I read books because I feel a need to research a specific topic or because someone has highly recommended that particular book to me.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I have been writing since I was a child but I do remember the first novel (and the only novel) I have every written. It was created through the Nanowrimo challenge (National November Writers Month Challenge) and was completed during Hurricane Sandy, the hurricane that devastated the northeastern U.S. The title of my novel is Love in The Blizzard of Life.
What is your writing process?
Unlike some writers who schedule a specific time to write each day or each week, I do tend to write when I feel inspired. The inspirations can come from any source - something I read, an event that occurred, an emotion I have felt, a conference I attended, a movie scene, etc.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
As a child I loved reading Kay Tracy novels. She was a young lady who had excellent detective skills and was always finding these dangerous situations to solve. This was an independent, creative strong woman at a time when Women's Liberation had not yet become a full force in society.
How do you approach cover design?
I have used a program to create my covers and then I found out the images were not as clear and the colors not as good as they could be. Since then I have used Fiverr to help me create some of my covers.
Describe your desk
My desk is neatly organized. I have some files standing up in a sturdy holder. The modem is behind my computer. My printer is on my right, at an arm's length with the paper conveniently stored below. And I have a second desk on the right where I keep lots of supplies. My calculator is nearby, my calendar is easy to see and my phone is easily accessible.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book, Love in the Blizzard of Life, is the story of 2 women, a mother and the daughter she gave up for adoption right after birth. They do not reunite for a very long time. Starting on a beautiful Greek island, the mother meets her romantic lover and is discarded by her family, sent out to fend for herself in the world. She is brought into the world of prostitution. The daughter is adopted into a good family but has a certain wanderlust that brings her into the exotic dance club world. Love is waiting for each of them and the story leads to a beautiful happy ending.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wrote a book about 13 years earlier that had been sitting in a file box all those years. A course that I took about creating your book in 12 days or less was the trigger to get my book out of storage and finally publish it.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love the feeling of expressing myself with surprising words coming from somewhere without conscious effort on my part. When I am writing in the flow, nothing else around me seems to matter.
Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite books were written a long time ago - The Infinite Way by Joel Goldsmith, Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles, Working With The Law by Raymond Holliwell, The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Swimming, exercising, eating well, connecting with others online and helping clients in my practice.
Published 2014-10-23.
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Books by This Author

Love In The Blizzard Of Life
Price: $14.97 USD. Words: 102,870. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Love transforms all and forgiveness is the key to lasting and eternal love. Where there is love there is a way. This is the story of 2 women, a daughter who did not know her true origins and was seeking to understand love and a mother who had briefly enjoyed the passion of love but was then abandoned by her family. As the story unfolds, the women get stronger and the men develop compassion.
Your Body Believes You
Price: $6.97 USD. Words: 8,740. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Adult & continuing education
Your body responds to every thought you have and it believes you. Your body does not lie. It responds to your emotions that are stirring up inside of you before you actually realize what you are thinking and feeling. Dis-ease is not an external thing that happens to us. Physical symptoms remind us to pay attention to our body and discover what person, situation or life event is affecting us.
Touching Stories
Price: $7.97 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Adult & continuing education
Healing happens when we feel safe, supported and enabled to face our life. When we acknowledge our self doubts, insecurities, fears and anxieties as well as our strengths and love, we are then ready to share our strength and love with others. In a supportive and caring environment, we can slowly heal from the inside out. Real stories of real people show us how we can heal through loving touch.
Touching Matters
Price: $7.97 USD. Words: 5,650. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Adult & continuing education
Touch is powerful. Our sense of self, ability to love, attractiveness to others, and sexual passion, often hinges upon the way we touch and respond to touch. Touching our self brings a profound sense of inner peace, self-acceptance and self-love. Touch connects us to the world and helps us to heal. Loving touch assists us to release painful memories, open our heart to others and know our self.
Sexual And Spiritual Reawakening, At Last
Price: $9.97 USD. Words: 8,890. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Adult & continuing education
Sexual and Spiritual Reawakening are total life-transforming events. It is not just the culmination of required rituals, disciplined practice, hard work, or specific exercises. It does not require having a partner. Spiritual and sexual reawakening is expanding and controlling all of your senses, coming face to face with your own inner being, your soul, your God essence.
Sexual Reawakening, Ten Simple Steps
Price: $8.97 USD. Words: 9,080. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Adult & continuing education
We are all sexual beings. When our sensual and sexual expression is awakened, we feel more fully alive and connected to our spiritual source Sexuality teaches us about our self. Sexuality helps us to heal. And sometimes our sexuality hurts. Our sexuality is not separate from the rest of our life. As we express our healthy sexuality, we develop compassion and love for our self and others.
Let All Your Senses Speak As You Heal
Price: $5.97 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Adult & continuing education
When you open your senses to the world around and within you, you will feel more fully alive. And your senses will truly help you to heal your body and all of your relationships. As you allow your senses to provide you with all the information and insight you require, your body will naturally begin to heal. Feelings of pain may intensify and gradually subside. Healing is a sensual experience.
It's A Sensational World
Price: $5.97 USD. Words: 7,630. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Adult & continuing education
We live in a sensational world. Being alive means feeling the world through our 5 senses. Our senses guide us to heal our body and our relationships. We can experience all that the world has to offer through our five senses. When our senses are open and receptive to the world around us, we feel happy, energetic, and part of all that exists. In this book we use our senses to feel and to heal.
Ordinary People - Ordinary Yet Extraordinary Sex
Price: $6.97 USD. Words: 8,140. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Adult & continuing education
Hollywood and the media would have us believe that extraordinary sex is only possible among youthful, attractive men and women and celebrities who possess charisma, money, talent and fame. But sexual expression is a natural life function and extraordinary pleasure is possible for anyone and everyone. In this book you will broaden your perspective on what is possible for you and for those you love.
Healing Happens
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 7,360. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Adult & continuing education
Healing happens in every moment, in every cell and organ of our body. Loving, touching, and being touched with love, we heal. When we heal, our bodies relax and our lives come into balance. In healing, we discover our own truth, face our inner spirit, and we begin to know God. In this book, we examine the healing process: what we believe about healing and how we can allow healing to happen.
The Gift Of Love
Price: $5.97 USD. Words: 8,030. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Adult & continuing education
Love is a gift, given to us by our Creator. We do not have to work to become worthy of love. We ARE love. Our spirit is pure love. No matter what the circumstances of our birth, God intended us to be here. Otherwise, we would not exist. A wonderful poster says, "God Don't Make No Mistakes!" Believe it! Are YOU ready to share THE GIFT OF YOUR LOVE now? That is the best gift to give and receive.
The Delicate Dance Of Love
Price: $6.97 USD. Words: 9,360. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Adult & continuing education
There is a delicate dance of love that affects all relationships. Other people act like mirrors to reveal us to our self. Know yourself. Accept yourself. Love yourself. Know what you want, believe, dream about and desire. Then help others to know, accept and love themselves too. True intimacy requires sensitivity, kindness and awareness as you create the delicate dance of love YOU desire.
Be Who You Are - The Greatest Gift of All
Price: $6.97 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Adult & continuing education
You are a Unique and Special human being. You are a gift to this world. Believe that YOU ARE SPECIAL because you are. Surround yourself with people who know you, love you and continually remind you that YOU make a difference in their lives. Love, accept and appreciate YOU so that you can love, accept and appreciate others. We all want to be loved for who we are. Be YOU and let love find you.