Erin Brady’s Inspiration

The wonderful Erin Brady is one of my favourite contemporary romance authors. I had the pleasure of recently reading her latest book, “One Last Blind Date”, and I was delighted when Erin was kind enough to share her thoughts on inspiration.   Like many authors, it’s been my lifelong dream to write.  I’m pretty sure it started in the womb for me.  I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing.  I still have my childhood diary and, although I wasn’t exactly Jane Austen, my ten year old self loved to weave stories.  Several decades later, and I still do! My journey to write and publish my first book has been a long one, but it’s been so well worth the bumps, the turns and the detours along the road.  I think if I had to relive a day in my life, like Bill Murray’s character does in Groundhog’s Day, it would be the day my first book was published.  That was a great day and a realization of my dream as an author.  I still pinch myself, from time to time, to make sure I’m not dreaming.  I still have the black and blue marks on my arm to prove it! My writing style varies, depending on the day and the story.  Sometimes, I map out an entire storyline before putting a single word on paper.  I go through several drafts of a story and by the time I’ve completed a book, I know the characters so well that they’ve become like family to me. Other times though, an idea will come to me out of the blue. ...