Today, I have the honour of having the amazing Erin Albert on To Another World for an Author Spotlight!
Thank you so much for hosting me, Charli! I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to connect with you and your readers!
Firstly, your book, The Prophecy, looks amazing! When does it come out (are there different dates for US and UK?)
The Prophecy releases in November. I don’t have the exact date yet, but it should be available in both the US and UK within days of one another.
You say you're part of the "Grammar Police" (I am too, I have to say!). When you write, do you have a process for proof-reads?
At first, I just write and get all the words down on the page. I have this insane drive to finish a story. After it’s written, I go back and spend an inordinate amount of time proofreading, stressing over sentence structures, and rewording. It’s a fairly tedious process—LOL!
You were nominated for the "Most Social Author" in the Bloggy Awards this year. What was your reaction to the nomination?
I was completely floored. Honestly, I had no idea I would even be a contender. My friend Jack (@jacks_reads) Tweeted me to say I’d been nominated. My first response was, “Me? Are you sure?” When I went to the site and saw my competition, I felt so honored to even see my name beside theirs.
Do you have a certain process or rituals when you write?
I prefer to work in my bed. I have this big red pillow thing (I’ve always called it a “husband pillow,” but I don’t really know what it’s called). I lean against the pillow with my laptop in my lap and get to work. I also enjoy having a little container of chocolate and a Diet Pepsi with Lime beside me too! Haha!
Quite a few of my bloggy friends have shown interest in The Prophecy. Some have said they would like a teaser line, and I can't say I wouldn't! Is it possible that you could enlighten them?
Wow, I’m so flattered by the interest! Here is one:
“I see you’re going to be trouble.” He brushed the dirt off his robes. “You can’t escape your destiny, girl.”
Now for some fun questions...
Let's go for a typical question: you can take 3 things onto a desert island. What would they be? (And I know you author types! No saying anything that would help you off the island!)
Awwww…man, you must have read my interview with Jackson Baer where I brought a satellite phone. LOL!
So, I’m really stuck on this island? I’m an indoor girl, Charli! LOL! I’d bring my luv, a lifetime supply of chocolate, and as many books as I could carry. I’m not super practical, huh? Like I said…indoor girl.
Favourite chocolate bar? Reese’s
Favourite book? (You can have two!) It’s technically a play, but Romeo and Juliet. I have a “thing” for Shakespeare.
Favourite food? Nachos
Favourite colour? Blue, like my eyes
And lastly, some quick fire "This or That" questions!
Pen and paper or typing? Typing
Twitter of Facebook? Twitter
Ebook or Physical copy? Either, I just want to read. ;)
Juice or water? Water
Writing or reading? Hmmmm…wow, tough call….reading.