Good morning and thank you for letting us share this awesome journey that you are on. So let’s get started.
Who are you and where did you come from (and no you can’t say from your mother)?
My name is Erin Hayes, I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Your family unit?
My husband and my cat. The rest of my family is all over the world.
I grew up in Dallas, Texas before moving to New Zealand for four years. I’ve wanted to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, a doctor, a copywriter, and an author my whole life.
Do you write part time or full time, and if part time are you trying to build up your writing career to be full time?
Part time and I’m trying to build up my writing career to be full time. Fingers crossed.
What kind of work do you do, if you have another job?
I’m a copywriter working at Shutterfly.
What kind of car do you drive?
What genres do you like to read? Do you have any favorite authors that you want to name?
I just finished A Court of Mist and Fury and I am jealous of Sarah J Maas. Otherwise, I read pretty much everything. My most favorite book of all time is Dune by Frank Herbert.
Who or what inspired you to start writing?
Star Wars, actually! I loved the world-building and I wanted to do that as well.
Where do you write? (Paint us a picture…laptop or pc…inside or out…house or condo/apt…do you have music on…do you dance around (naked or clothed? lol)…do you talk out loud to your characters…do you use props…are the neighbors convinced your crazy?
I write at my desk in my office. My laptop is plugged into a monitor and I have my ergonomic keyboard. I’m surrounded by comic book art prints, Sailor Moon Figurines, and I’m listening to Madonna on repeat.
What is the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of research?
Oh, my search history on my computer is scary.
What genres do you or will you be writing for?
Paranormal romance, contemporary romance, science fiction, and urban fantasy. For YA and adult audeinces.
So I know some authors work on a book for years and it might change considerably from where it started, but the bones of it are still the same. And some authors never share their 1st book with anyone. What was the 1st book you wrote and is that the 1st one published or are you still hiding it somewhere?
The first book was a fan fic of Luke Skywalker living with the Ewoks and marrying a girl who was strangely like me. I was nine years old, and I think that floppy disk is long gone.
What is your favorite cocktail? (Please share the recipe)
Gin and tonic. The recipe is gin…and tonic. 😉
Which character is the most like you and how?
I think Jordyn from I’d Rather be a Witch is most like me. She has a lot of deep thoughts and wishes she could do things differently, but charges forward.
If I helped you hide the body, who would you kill and why? (Of course I meant one of your characters lol)
Anthony from The Harker Trilogy needs to go. Unfortunately, he won’t. 😉
What do you have coming up the rest of this year (book signings, groups, releases, conventions, etc.)?
I have 15 releases and three book signings. I’ll be a busy body!!
Any other books planned? When is are the next ones due for release?
Life is but a Nightmare released on February 28. Damned Either Way will be released on April 18. And The Royal Mistake releases April 24.
Anything else you would like for us to know about you or your work?
I love hearing from readers!! Never hesitate to reach out to your favorite authors, because we love hearing from you.
For my book obsessed friends, make sure you try Erin’s books. They are awesome.
Life is but a Nightmare: https://www.amazon.com/Life-Nightmare-Elysium-Legacies-Book-ebook/dp/B01MQVIJSX
The Royal Mistake: https://www.amazon.com/Royal-Mistake-Billionaire-Prince-Romance-ebook/dp/B01N9V2FVY/
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