Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Author Interview – Stephanie Erickson

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How much of the book is realistic? That depends on how you look at it.  A catastrophic solar flare could happen according to some scientists.  There’s a lot of speculation about how devastating it would be.  However, if the worst case scenario played out, some of the circumstances in the book could happen.

Have you included a lot of your life experiences, even friends, in the plot?  Yes!  My husband is a corporate pilot, just like Gary – the main character.  Additionally we live in Florida, and the town Molly lives in is based on the city where I went to college. And there are a lot of other little things I took from my life that made their way into the book.  I think most writers do that in some form or another.

What are your goals as a writer? Eventually, I’d like to write full time.  It would be great to make it to the NYT bestseller list, but I’d be happy just making enough to put my little girl through college without loans!

What books have most influenced your life? The Harry Potter books, The Lord of the Rings books, The Poisonwood Bible, and Matilda.

Can we expect any more books from you in the future? Yes!  I have a Young Adult dystopian book in the works now called The Cure, and I’m planning my third tentatively titled What Grace is Given me.

Where do you see yourself in five years? Hopefully writing full time!

Are there any new authors that have sparked your interest and why? I think Marissa Meyer is an amazing new author.  Cinder was one of those books I just couldn’t stop thinking about, and Scarlet was just as good.  I seldom get excited about brand new authors. Further, the second book in a series rarely lives up to the first.  She blew through both of those barriers with flying colors!  I can’t wait to see what else she has planned!

What contributes to making a writer successful? Stick-to-it-ive-ness!

 

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Genre – Adult Fiction / Contemporary

Rating – PG13 (some strong language)

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