Erika M Szabo

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I became an avid reader at a very early age, thanks to my dad who introduced me to many great books. The writing bug bit me much later, on a rainy afternoon, when I couldn’t find any new book to read. My daughter had enough of my moping around and snapped at me, “Mom, stop whining! If you haven’t a book to read, then write one.” Her challenge shocked me, but I started playing with the idea and I’ve been writing stories, that I like to read, ever since. I write speculative alternate history fiction, romantic urban fantasy, historical suspense novels as well as fun, educational, and bilingual books for children ages 2-14 about acceptance, friendship, family, and moral values such as accepting people with disabilities, dealing with bullies, and not judging others before getting to know them. I also like to encourage children to use their imagination and daydream about fantasy worlds.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I read was about a selfish goose "Full of himself Gedeon"
I learned that selfish animals and people end up being alone in life, and I learned to accept people as they are and respect their beliefs.
How do you approach cover design?
I design my own book covers.
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Books

The Ancestors' Secrets Trilogy: Prelude, Turmoil, and Destiny
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 197,710. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Love, ancient tribal legends, secrets, time travel and magical powers collide in a compelling fantasy series, hailed “Original, Mystical and Unique.” When a young doctor, Ilona, starts to develop unusual powers, her life and her beliefs change. Thrown into a world of clan mysteries, traditions and secrets, she begins remembering her mother’s instructions concealed as rhymes.
Rainbows and Clouds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,280. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Short stories about life’s humorous, happy, and dark moments. Some of the stories are from my years in nursing, Steve's clumsiness and my cooking disasters might make you spit out your coffee laughing. The stories of my pets will put a warm smile on your face, and the stories about life's darker moments might make you wipe a tear or two.
The Haunted Bakery of Seven Pines
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,110. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Bullying, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Best friends Albert and Timmy were mean bullies and nobody liked them. One day a group of children that were fed up with the daily torture of name calling and pushing and shoving, dared them to go into the old building at night to see if it's really haunted. Albert accepted the dare and although Timmy had his doubts, he went along with his best friend. What will they find in the old bakery?
Creepy Hollow Adventures 1 and 2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,010. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The ghosts of the Trinity of Wishmothers are trapped. The children offer their help, so the talking skeleton takes them on a journey to the realm of Creepy Hollow. Righteous motivations drive Jack and Nikki: to protect the weak, confront evil, conquer their fears, and gain courage. In the battle against Evila and her minions they grow into the warriors they were destined to become.
Metoo, the Annoying Little Sister
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Siblings
A picture book for children 2-6. Penny always wants to do what her big brother does. She imitates his every move and constantly tweets, “Me, too.” Spike is angry at his sister and threatens to name her Metoo, but when the two young chickens face danger, Spike realizes how important family is and happy to have a sometimes annoying, but loving and brave little sister.
Mira, ¡puedo hablar con los dedos!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: Spanish. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Multigenerational, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Special Needs
Cuando la abuela Rosa perdió la audición, Los padres de Sandra se sintieron frustrados y tristes. No sabían qué hacer y cómo aprender a comunicarse mejor con ella. Ellos intentaban gritar, cambiar el tono de voz o acercarse a su oído cuando se dirigían a ella, pero no servía de nada. Rosa podía oír algunos sonidos claramente, pero otros no podía escucharlos bien.
Look, I Can Talk With My Fingers!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,040. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Multigenerational, Fiction » Children’s books » Special needs
When Grandma Rosa lost her hearing, Sandra found a website for hearing impaired people that explains how deaf people communicate. They start learning sign language and to “talk” with their fingers. Sandra and Grandma Rosa find realize that with compassion, love, and hard work, they can overcome the obstacles of disability.
The Power of the Sapphire Wand
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,520. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Nikki and Jack return to Creepy Hollow in this action-packed fantasy adventure. Nikki discovers she has magical powers, Mutanto and his minions attack them and they find out the Grim Witch’s plans to conquer Creepy Hollow. Nikki learns what happened to her parents.They conquer their fears and gain courage, and go into battle against Evila with their friends Ghoulina, Wishbone, and Catman.
Three Ghosts in a Black Pumpkin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,810. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween, Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Golden Book Award Winner. Spooky and funny fantasy adventure for middle-grade children. Nikki and Jack, find a mysterious black pumpkin in the forest on Halloween. The Trinity of Wishmothers are trapped inside the pumpkin and can’t be freed without their wands. They go on a journey to Creepy Hollow with Wishbone, Ghoulina, and Catman to retrieve the wands.
Bobby Book's Bedtime Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,730. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Peer Pressure, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Three stories in one book for children 4-12 about dealing with bullies ans saving drowning kittens. The second story is about a frustrated parrot. Pico doesn't understand English and driving everyone crazy until Pedro has an idea. The third story is about Sandra who learns sign language so she can talk to her Grandmother who lost her hearing.
Terry And The Number Fairy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 210. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Religious / Christian / Bedtime & Dreams, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Counting & Numbers
Terry is struggling to learn numbers. Pansy, Terry’s dog, and Pansy’s best friend, Oliver, the hedgehog, want to help but they don’t know how. When Terry wakes up in the morning, she tells her mother that the fairy showed her the numbers in her dream. Her grandmother says with a playful smile on her face, “Maybe there is a Number Fairy, sweet pea… Maybe there is.”
Pico, el Loro Latoso
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: Spanish. Published: September 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
Cuando Pico desordena la habitación de Emma, ella se enfada mucho pero sus amigos la ayudan. Charlotte se da cuenta de que Pico parece triste y Pedro averigua porqué Pico está chillando tan alto todo el tiempo. El pájaro está frustrado porque nadie sabe lo que quiere ni le presta atención.
Who Stole Terry's Music Box?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 160. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
Terry is sad because she can’t find her precious music box that was a gift from her Grandmother. With the help of her dog, Pansy, and the wise hedgehog, Oliver, they cross the portal to the magical world and Pansy leads them to Wolfgang’s cave. Terry finds out why she has the ability to talk to animals and why the good witch enchanted her music box so long ago.
A Basketful of Kittens: The BFF Gang’s Kitten Rescue Adventure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Illustrated storybook for children 4-12 When Bianca, Daniel, and Peanut, the St. Bernard, are confronted by Mark and his cronies, the children stand up to the brute bullies with the help of Peanut. Their adventure continues when they see a woman throwing four tiny, meowing kittens into the river. Can the BFFs save them? Find out what happens to the kittens.
Pico, the Pesky Parrot
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,720. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
When Pico makes a mess of Emma’s room, Emma gets very angry, but her friends help her. Charlotte notices that the parrot seems sad, and Pedro finds out why Pico is shrieking so loudly all the time. The parrot is frustrated because nobody pays attention to him, and nobody understands what he wants.
Cursed Bloodline: Secrets and Lies
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,120. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Is it possible that an ancient curse cast by a powerful witch sixteen-hundred years ago could destroy families in every generation for centuries? Dark family secrets separated Sofia and Daniel when they were children, but fate brought them together years later. Could they find the way to break the ancient curse?
Asthma Relief with Grandma’s Remedies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,600. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Alternative therapies, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Alternative therapies
My grandmother was born in 1892, and she suffered with asthma all her life. She, of course, didn’t have the luxuries afforded us by modern medicine, but she managed her symptoms well with herbs, dietary, environmental changes, and her home remedies. Now I regret that I did not continue learning from her. Back then, I thought I was smarter and the “old medicine” was just that, old.
Strange Symptoms and Bizarre Cravings
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,100. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » healthy living, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Body cleansing & detoxification
The symptoms, our body’s signals of diseases and conditions, are fascinating. This book contains unusual symptoms, strange food cravings, vitamin deficiency and overdose symptoms. Also a list of foods that keeps your body healthy, as well as easy, whole body detoxification methods. The main purpose of this book to increase your awareness of the signals that your body is sending you.

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