Erica Judd

Biography

Erica Judd has had a lifelong love for reading and writing, and from an early age knew she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. Early forays into writing and the publishing industry were unsuccessful, but as she continued to learn feedback became encouraging.

In between running an art gallery cooperative and volunteering in the community, Erica seriously considered undertaking a course in forensic investigation, however an illness in 2005 resulted in chronic health problems which prevented further education. These health problems have also had a huge impact on Erica’s creative abilities. Never one to quit easily, Erica decided to venture into the world of self-publishing, the novel Lucky Seventh being the first product of this endeavour.

Erica lives on the east coast of Tasmania with her illnesses and many pets.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first book I read independently was 'The Big Honey-Hunt', a Berenstain Bearsbook. I don't remember it having a big impact on me, but as an adult I wonder how fed up my Dad got of having me run out every evening to read it to him! Luckily for him I soon moved on to other books, and I haven't stopped since!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I don't remember the first story, but I do remember being given a writing journal when I was in kindergarten, and having time set aside each week to write about 'My Weekend' or whatever five-year-olds write about. When I was in grade one, most of my stories were about animal friends (antipodean shades of Beatrix Potter), and after I started reading Enid Blyton mysteries I tried my hand at those as well.

I remember being told off by my first- and second-grade teacher because my stories were 'just lists of names'. Looking back I realise that this is how I work on stories - I have an idea, then I list and expand the characters, then I develop the story-line. The problem in early primary school was that I never had time to expand on my process because the allotted story writing time wasn't long enough!
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Books

Lucky Seventh
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,490. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Reco Hart lives a life of excess, using cheap vodka and casual sex to forget. But when he meets Vanessa Tanner, something changes. If he wants to move forward with Vanessa, Reco needs to go back and face his past. Can he escape the dark, haunted chambers of his psyche? Or will being Lucky Seventh haunt him forever?

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