Interview with Erin Edwards

When did you first start writing?
I started writing short stories when I was a teenager. I would dream about the cute boy in school asking me out on a date, and then write a short story about it. They would sometimes grow into adventure stories but always with the cute boy at my side.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I tried doing traditional publishing, and I hit dead ends everywhere I turned. I found a Smashwords self help publishing pdf. After reading the first part of it, I realized self publishing an ebook might be the way to go.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords gave me the ability to publish my book. I had only considered traditional publishing prior to learning about Smashwords. Every publisher I contacted either turned me down or never contacted me. I was almost to the point of giving up when I learned about Smashwords. It gave me new hope for my book. I have accomplished more with Smashwords than I had before.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing has been a huge outlet for me. I have a very good imagination. It was a way for me to create scenarios and have them turn out the way I would want them to. I would take something in my life that happened, and create it to be what I wanted it to be.
What is your writing process?
I get ideas in my head based on things and actions around me. I like to take that situation and create it differently in my head. Sometimes it turns into something bigger and better. From there I'll contemplate it for quite a while and formulate the whole story from start to finish in my head before I even write anything down. After my contemplation is complete I put the story on paper.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I love to read romance novels. I love the idea of having someone who is there for you regardless of the situation. I love that by the end of a romance novel, the characters have found their soulmate and best friend to spend the rest of their lives with.
I like to read adventure novels where the characters have to save the world by following the historic clues. James Rollins is a great author for those types of books. I like how he ties in factual historical references with the fiction to make it seem more realistic. I also enjoy reading some non-fiction books involving history or learning of some type.
What do you read for pleasure?
Romance novels!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use my phone as a reading device all of the time!
Published 2015-10-22.
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Books by This Author

This Is Not a Sports Book: The Game Plan For Winning A Girl's Heart
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 5,320. Language: American English. Published: October 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Education
This book is a coffee table book designed for short, easy to understand reading that can be done within the busy days we all experience. Armed with many examples and designed around a sports theme, it puts understanding women into a theme many men can relate to. This book has offensive plays, defensive plays, and the most important championship plays that can make or break the game.