Author Erin Thornton #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Erin Thornton

Tell us a bit about yourself?

I’m a stay-at-home mom turned writer. I have 6 kids (they are yours, mine, and ours, but truthfully let’s not discuss how bad my decision making skills are). I am married to the love of my life who I have a love/hate relationship with. We love to get on each other’s nerves whenever possible. I act like a child around him more often than not. While he is my biggest supporter financially (he works by day while I write by the hour), he is also my biggest emotional supporter. He is a fixer so my last year has been rough on him. I was diagnosed last May (2018) with breast cancer. I’m on the up end now after 2 surgeries and all my treatments. I get to spend the next year recovering and doing what I love with those I love.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

My daughter and I were on our way home one afternoon from a convention and her friend was under some misconception that I wrote a book. So taking it upon himself to google, he found a pregnancy book that he was certain I had written (even though my name wasn’t actually listed as the author). I laughed and told him that I know I have a big family and I’m more than qualified to write a book about pregnancy, but if I were to write a book it would NOT be about how what to expect while pregnant.

Then after a longer chat with my daughter on our long drive, I asked my daughter, “Why couldn’t I write I book?” I’ve been making up stories for my kids since my oldest son was born while I was still a single mom. I have stories to tell. So June of 2016 I started to write my first novel. I started with writing what I knew. My first novel has a lot of me in the heroine. While it isn’t my biography in anyway. It is realistic fiction. I continued that train in my 3rd novel but from a different perspective. I’m a very sarcastic person and my sense of humor always creeps into every one of my books. Most of all, I write to silence the voices in my head.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I actually love this story. As a write I pull inspiration from EVERYWHERE. One day my oldest daughter and I, (I just realized a lot of my book related stories happen with my oldest daughter. Then again she gets me.) were cleaning my youngest’s bedroom. At the time her room was the one downstairs with the French doors. The clever little girl that she is, my youngest, figured out how to take the tiny knobs off the inside of the door. Therefore, we never sealed her doors, unless an adult was in there to pull them from the bottom. Anyway, we were cleaning and we found them. Setting them to the side, we got to talking while cleaning. My oldest asked an interesting question. “What would someone use doorknobs for if you didn’t put them on doors?” I replied, “I don’t know, maybe some eclectic grandma uses them as wall décor.”

That moment didn’t take but a matter of seconds to hit me. I gasped and my jaw fell open. I then told my daughter I didn’t know how or what but that is going in a book.

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What are you working on now?

I have a character backstory novella for my current series that I’m working on as an exclusive for the upcoming boxed trio (the first 3 in the Gateway Saga). I am also working on a Contemporary Reverse Harem Office Romance. It might be a flop, but I noticed that I haven’t seen a boss RH or at least not that I’ve found. I personally love office romance. So why not make one in the genre I love to read.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I listen to instrumental “fantasy” music. I love to research the projects that roll through me. My muse “Tammy” loves junk food and when I eat healthy or cut back on my sugary drinks and sodas, she shuts down tighter than a va-jay-jay smothered in preparation-H.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Oh, what do all writers want? World Peace… just kidding. I can claim Best Seller in multiple categories, I’ve never nabbed that elusive orange banner. I don’t even care which one. #1 Best Seller or New Release Best Seller. I seem to always be jumping hurdles. My 2nd RH was 8 months after the 1st book. That resulted in a lot of readers needing to catch up. I sped to release book 3 and did so in 4 months. Now I just need to up my game and get books out faster to keep up with the readers.

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Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?

Write! Don’t hesitate until you know it all. Write your words. Worry about the rest later. Most of all don’t worry about asking questions. Come ask me even. I’m a helper by nature and I’m also a figure-outer. I was able to figure out how to publish with minimal costs. Take advice from other published authors they’ve been around the block a time or two.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you! Those of you who read my books mean the world to me! You are the reason I keep writing and creating these stories, for you. Keep me up to date on how you feel about them, but reviewing. I am one of the few authors who actually enjoys reading them.

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