I’ve wanted to be a writer all my life. I asked for a typewriter for Christmas in the fourth grade and I started my first novel in the sixth—never completed, but I still get a kick out of those pages. I got an English Lit degree and went on for a masters focusing on oral story-telling. But what I really wanted to do was tell my own. With the support of my family, I was able to realize that dream, and frankly, I’m hooked.
My Shadow series has a very dark, modern take on fairy tales and mythology. I’m working on the fourth book right now.
I love first drafts, so I’m in a sweet spot with my story. This is the dreaming-scheming period, full of danger and possibilities. It’s this giddy sense of what’s-going-to-happen-next? that makes me love my job.
What drew me to this blog was the focus on the diversity of the genre. Romance encompasses so much. For example, my stories straddle other genre fiction—fantasy, in that I explore a fantastical Other world I call Twilight, and urban fantasy, because my books are contemporary, feature urban settings, and have that characteristic grit. Plus, I’ve got the dark frights of horror and the high stakes of a thriller. But underpinning the whole is a romance between the hero and heroine, as well as the promise that no matter what dark creature stalks the reader through the pages, everything is going to be just fine. But by all means, read and see for yourself. More information and excerpts are available online at http://www.erinkellison.com/.
Also, I’m lucky to have friends among my fellow bloggers. Hello, fellow bloggers! Watch out, readers, we have some movers and shakers here.