Please welcome Author Erinn Stevens to the Clog Blog.
Erin, tell us a little about yourself and your background?
I’m a wife to Mike, mother to Jack, OCD gardener, and writer of paranormal romantic suspense. I live in St. Paul, Minnesota.
How do you make time to write?
I write first thing in the morning when I’m not fully awake and the house is quiet. If I try to start after 10 a.m., it’s a lot harder!
How did you come up with the idea for MER CHRONICLES series?
It’s basically a little series of daydreams I pieced together starting in childhood. When I thought about it often enough to equate it with mental illness, I took that extra step, writing out a full-length manuscript to make sure it would, in fact, be mental illness.
What are your thoughts on writing a book series?
It’s what feels right to me for this story. I get caught up in my characters and think of ways to torture them in a more focused narrative.
What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
I was raised by my dad along with two brothers. Then I grew up, married a man, got a male dog, and had a son. And all my guys are these really strong, supportive, loving men. I want to show these kinds of attributes in my male characters, and I want to give my male characters the respect they deserve.
Are you an Introvert or Extravert? How does this affect your work?
I’m an introvert, although not on the far end of the spectrum. I think the contemplative nature of writing is a good fit for someone like me because of this.
What is your writing Kryptonite?
I’m a dodger. I’m much more comfortable executing marketing tasks or other busy work, and I allow myself to get distracted from writing.
What are your current projects?
I’m wrestling with my third and final in the Mer Chronicles series, Outrush; and my audio book for Updrift will be out in the next couple of weeks. I’ll start audio production of Breakwater… and then I have an idea for another project, but I’m not ready to talk about it yet!
Where can readers find you on the World Wide Web?
Join me on Saturday when we read an excerpt from Erinn’s book, UPDRIFT. ~Tina