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Thursday, 8 March 2018

Interview & GIVEAWAY with Aria Fiction author, Erin Green...



 Hi Erin! So nice to welcome you back to my blog - I'm looking forward to catching up and hearing what you've been up to. Wishing you much success and sales with your latest release, THE SINGLE GIRL'S CALENDAR...

1.     What do you wish men understood about women?

I wish some men understood that woman don’t always desire the grand gestures in life but crave the tiny, personal moments spent together that others never view. Those small looks of love across a crowded room, the briefest touch of a hand or a gentle word when upset means much more to me than the lavish gifts, the public declaration of love and the materialistic trappings of life. You know you’ve found ‘The One’ when such simple gestures are what you look forward to after a long day.    

2.     Do you only work on one book at a time?

I tend to have multiple projects on the go at the same time. I’m currently promoting and launching my second book ‘The Single Girl’s Calendar’ having completed book 3 which is being read by my publishers. I have a collection of project boxes that have the potential to become novels – when an interesting plot point comes to mind, I scribble it down on a post-it note and stash it within the relevant project box – that system is an ongoing one.  

3.     Who is your favorite fictional couple?

Cinderella and Prince Charming – must have been the first romance I read as a child and it has always stuck with me as the ideal cute/meet situation. In my singleton days, I probably compared all dates to Prince Charming which was very unfair of me given that none of them had a Kingdom or a crown.

4.     Do you have a favorite quote that sums up how you feel about life?

Where ever there is sunshine, shadow must fall.

5.     Do you set daily writing goals? Word count? Number of chapters? Do you get a chance to write every day?

I am a goal setting person so it has become second nature to record word counts on a spreadsheet. It helps to maintain a momentum if a project begins to wax and wane. These can help me with future planning for other projects as I know what I am capable of when focused on the task in hand. There were times, before publication, it made me feel like a proper author by knowing my word output. 

6.  What do you like better, Twitter or Facebook? Why?

I use both but for very different reasons. I use FaceBook to connect with close friends and writing buddies – I like the close element for those interactions. I love Twitter though for everything else. I love the laughs it beings me each day, the reader friends that I’ve made and the global audience that is available. It has made the world so much smaller.

7.     What are you working on now?

I am currently rewriting a manuscript, something I’ve never attempted before. My greatest joy is the first stage of writing when a blank page sits before me awaiting my imagination. There are days when the words rush from my fingers tips and I can hardly keep up the pace of typing. Armed with copious amounts of tea - those are my glory days.

Genre: RomCom
Release Date: 1st January 2018
Publisher: Aria (Imprint of Head of Zeus)
A task a day to cure a broken heart. 
Esmé Peel is approaching thirty with some trepidation, but hope in her heart. If she can just get her long-term boyfriend Andrew to propose, she will have ticked everything off her 'things to do by the time you're 30' list. She didn't reckon on finding another woman's earring in her bed however, and soon she finds herself single, homeless and in need of a new plan. Her best friend Carys gives her the perfect present – The Single Girl’s Calendar – which has a different cure for heartbreak every day:

Day 1: Look and feel fabulous with a new hair style.

Day 2: Step out of your comfort zone and try something new.

Day 3: Reconnect with friends and enjoy! 
Despite thinking it's a bit of a gimmick, Esmé hasn't got any better ideas, so she puts the plan into action. By the end of week one she has four new male housemates, and despite a broken heart she is determined to show Andrew she can do more than survive, she can thrive.

EXTRACT
Carys reached for Esmé’s hand and gently squeezed it.
‘So, what have you done all morning?’
‘Apart from visit cafes, I’ve walked around the city, stared in shop windows and had a meltdown when I found myself in the crime section at Waterstones…’ Esmé coughed as a wave of nausea lifted to her throat. ‘I felt fine until then. How many times has that store saved my skin with his birthday presents or stocking fillers? Not anymore. Those days are gone.’
‘In that case, I have just the thing,’ announced Carys, releasing Esmé’s hand before rummaging in the plastic bag beneath her chair. ‘Don’t laugh, but this actually helped me through the break-up with Myles.’
‘I thought I helped you get through that.’
Carys raised her head mid-rummage, her corkscrew curls bouncing as she disagreed.
‘Nope! You know nothing about break-ups, Esmé. Seriously, your relationship has been so long-term you haven’t a clue. But this…’ Carys lifted a pink boxed object onto the table top. ‘This might help.’
‘What the hell?’ said Esmé, staring at the advent calendar styled object with its tiny perforated doors.
‘It’s 100 per cent tack and it only cost a fiver but
‘Carys?’
‘Hear me out, Esmé… it’s worth a laugh if nothing else.’
‘Yeah, sure,’ said Esmé, lifting the calendar to read the blurb on the reverse.
Want a sassy new way to overcome a break-up? Or simply an opportunity to focus on your life? The Single Girl’s Calendar is made for you! Behind every door is a task that will help you focus on you, and you only! A whole month of pampering, mindfulness activities, caring and sharing ideas which in just four short weeks will have you feeling on top of the world! An insightful way to put a spring back into your step as a strong, independent woman!
‘Are you serious?’
Carys nodded.



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ABOUT ERIN GREEN
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Description generated with very high confidence
Erin was born and raised in Warwickshire, where she resides with her husband. An avid reader since childhood, her imagination was instinctively drawn to creative writing as she grew older. Erin has two Hons degrees: BA English literature and another BSc Psychology – her previous careers have ranged from part-time waitress, the retail industry, fitness industry and education. She has an obsession about time, owns several tortoises and an infectious laugh!
Erin’s writes contemporary novels focusing on love, life and laughter. Erin is an active member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and was delighted to be awarded The Katie Fforde Bursary in 2017. An ideal day for Erin involves writing, people watching and drinking copious amounts of tea.
Twitter: @ErinGreenAuthor
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