P. J. Erickson


P. J. Erickson is the willing sidekick of her third Airedale, three-year old Jake. In between adventures with him and transcribing Alf's dictation, she continues with her mystery series, Chase Larsen Adventures. P.J. loves chocolate, hates housework and sailing and enjoys life in the sunshine state. She is a member of the National Writers Association. Contact her at pj@embarqmail.com

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
There have always been pets in my family as far back as I can remember, dogs and cats, mice, and even a bird or two. Once an injured barn owl, and for a short time, a pony who proved to be too much of an escape artist. Many years later I encountered the Airedale Terrier and we have bonded ever since. While writing my other books, the clownish personality and antics of my current best friend kept distracting me to the point where I just had to put him down on paper. Airedale personalities are too huge to ignore.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
As a child I was really good at English and unhappy about it. I wanted to be a great mathematician or a renowned scientist but I was constantly pulled down the English language path. Early in my career it was always me that wrote the newsletters and procedural manuals. Soon I was driven to write and while I have taken some long breaks between my books, writing is always on my mind. I hoped that people would enjoy my efforts, as every author does, but I didn't really do it for them. I publish as an Indie in Ebook format so that anyone can find my work and try it without breaking the bank and because I can keep to my own schedule and have total control. It's the only way to go.
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Where to find P. J. Erickson online


Diary of an Airedale: a Terrier's Tale. Airedale Diaries Volume II, the Story of a Dog's Second Year
Series: Airedale diaries. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 52,300. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
Does your dog have a belly button? Yes, Alf's back. Discover the answer to that question and a whole lot more when you join this incredibly smart Airedale on a rollicking romp towards his second birthday. Older but not much wiser, young Alf's adventures will have you laughing and crying while between times he dishes on the secrets of dogdom and his view of the world.
Kill Devil: Mystery of the Cane
Series: Chase Larsen Adventures. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,330. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Dozens of derelicts have disappeared from the streets of a Florida town and no one seems to care, until that is, a young girl close to Chase Larsen disappears. The trail leads Chase and his private investigator, Annie, deep into the cane fields to an unimaginable discovery. Don't miss this second Chase Larsen adventure.
Yokche:The Nature of Murder
Series: Chase Larsen Adventures. Price: Free! Words: 93,580. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Adventure » Action
This first book in the Chase Larsen adventure series finds Chase trading his job as government troubleshooter for the peace and quiet of Florida life with his dog and his Harley. Until, that is, his sister’s sudden death appears to be murder. His quiet life now a fantasy, and free to investigate, Chase and his bike club friends begin to unravel the mystery and discover a far greater threat.
Diary of an Airedale - a terrier's tale (Airedale Diaries series volume I) the story of a dog's first year
Series: Airedale diaries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,280. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animals
It’s a dog’s life, or is it? Alf is an arrogant young pup with no idea his short life is about to be turned upside down. Follow his adventures as he is torn away from home and starts life's journey, learning along the way about love and kindness, pain and terror, joy and despair. Ever wish your dog could talk? Just listen and you'll find we are not so different after all.

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