Interview with Erin Evans

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was homeschooled up until college by my mother, the author of the Kathy Duffy Top 100 "Learning Language Arts Through Literature." My siblings and I were the guinea pigs for this curriculum, which combines literature and writing skills. We were encouraged to write a short novel each year, and my kids still enjoy seeing my early works!
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing around 2007, I believe. I was a stay-at-home mom of 2, and the thought hit me, "How great it would be to have the super power of voice control!" I'm sure all other moms can relate!
What's the story behind your latest book?
I'm currently working on the 6th book in The Rhine Maiden Series. Its going to have a little Mission Impossible twist to it!
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I spent some time trying to send my first novel to literary agents and it was just too time consuming. I didn't want to spend all my time online "stalking" people and formatting cover letters, I wanted to write. So, I self-published.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Not sure if you can call me a success....
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love telling a story that I want to read myself! I make myself laugh and cry when I write, and I love hearing that a reader has had the same response!
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans mean people who love to read and for some strange reason, have chosen to read me. If I can entertain someone enough to finish one of my books I consider that a beautiful compliment!
What are you working on next?
I'm working on "Rhinedrops Keep Falling on My Head," which will be the 6th book in The Rhine Maiden Series.
Who are your favorite authors?
Jim Butcher. Robin Hobb. Kim Harrison. Patricia Briggs. Jasper Fforde.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My children! I'm inspired by their screaming and thumping around to get up and make sure the house is not on fire!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I have eight kids, one with special needs who is medically fragile, and they take up all my time and then some. We homeschool, (which is a real time saver when you think of all the time it would take getting out the door and driving to different schools), so that takes up a good chunk of our time.
Published 2016-09-15.
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Books by This Author

Rhinedrops Keep Falling on My Head
Series: The Rhine Maiden, Book Six. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,890. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
In order to keep her family safe, Piper cut off all ties with the magical world. Now, seven years later, trouble has arrived on her doorstep in the form of a vampire and a goddess on the run. Only the news of Sarah’s disappearance and possible death is enough to force Piper back into the game, and she will stop at nothing to save her sister.
The Shattered Shoe
Series: The Pernicious Princess Trilogy, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 80,560. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fairy tales
Trapped in a hostile land, imbued with the powers of an evil godmother, and befriended by a monstrous beast, Morgan searches for a way home through a fairytale realm where the princesses are anything but kind-hearted and good.
A Rhine Maiden Omnibus: Books 1-3
Series: The Rhine Maiden. Price: $1.75 USD. Words: 240,850. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
This Omnibus edition collects the first three Rhine Maiden novels into a single volume. Don't Rhine on My Parade, It Never Rhines but it Pours, and A Little Rhine Must Fall
The Sallow Spindle
Series: The Pernicious Princess Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 86,120. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fairy tales
Book Three of The Pernicious Princess Trilogy. Morgan faces her deadliest challenge ever and must decide which realm is truly her home.
The Malevolent Mirror
Series: The Pernicious Princess Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 85,620. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fairy tales
Book Two of The Pernicious Princess Trilogy: Even the powers of the Godmother might not be enough to defeat the ruthless, and immortal, Snow White.
Rhinebows and Unicorns
Series: The Rhine Maiden, Book Five. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 87,510. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Megan and Cassidy are thrilled with their new pet unicorn. Piper? Not so much. And when the annoying beast is joined by other “cryptids,” Piper vows to make finding a new home for them a priority … right after she saves a young, incompetent witch from the WAND, provides parental advice to the Naga Chairman of the Synod, and tries to keep Leo’s wedding planning from ruining Annabeth’s big day.
Don't Rhine on My Parade
Series: The Rhine Maiden, Book One. Price: Free! Words: 81,560. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Book One: Piper Cavanaugh is The Rhine Maiden, a descendent of the sirens who lured sailors to their deaths with beautiful singing. After vowing never to use her supernatural power of command, she is more than happy to stay at home with her two little girls, but one little slip-up and her secret has come back to bite her – literally.
Food for Love
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 80,440. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Cordelia is a disaster in the kitchen, but in order to claim her inheritance she must conquer the catering world, relying heavily on a mysterious chafing dish. Can this fast-food loving pianist find true love or will she wind up with egg on her face? A delicious romance, stuffed with Cordelia’s unique and hilarious recipes, Food for Love is a tasty treat for foodies and non-foodies alike!
Rhine, Rhine, Go Away
Series: The Rhine Maiden, Book Four. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 80,870. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Book Four: There’s nothing like a relaxing vacation, and that’s just what Piper is having - nothing like a relaxing vacation.
A Little Rhine Must Fall
Series: The Rhine Maiden, Book Three. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 78,880. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Book Three: Rhine Maiden, Piper Cavanaugh, is no stranger to unusual houseguests, but an alien and an Egyptian goddess might be more than even she can handle.
It Never Rhines but It Pours
Series: The Rhine Maiden, Book Two. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,930. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Book Two: Rhine maiden, Piper Cavanaugh, is on the job as a Guardian hit-man, but can she execute an innocent witch? When she discovers her target has been framed, Piper has to discover the true killer or risk losing her job – and her life.