Erik Therme


Erik Therme has thrashed in garage bands, inadvertently harbored runaways, and met Darth Vader. When he’s not at his computer, he can be found cheering for his youngest daughter’s volleyball team, or watching horror movies with his seventeen-year-old. He currently resides in Iowa City, Iowa—one of only twenty places in the world UNESCO has certified as a City of Literature. Visit him on Facebook or at

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I was probably 15 when I churned out my first tale. It was a horrible story with a nonsensical twist, but my parents—God bless ‘em—said they loved it. After that I was hooked. From there came more stories, each slightly better than the last. I didn’t attempt my first novel until I was in college, and even that was pretty bad.
Do you have a favorite author that inspires your writing?
I often comment I learned to write by “reading Stephen King,” which is ironic, because none of my novels are horror. Mortom definitely has “elements” of it, but for the most part, it’s a straightforward mystery. Outside of King, two of my current favorite authors are Alden Bell (The Reapers are the Angels) and Daniel Woodrell (Winter’s Bone). I wish I could write half as well as those gentleman.
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