About the Book
Book: The Seer
Author: Erin R Howard
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: February 27, 2018
Viktor has one order to follow:
Kill the girl before her eyes are opened.
For thousands of years, his job has been to torment and kill seers: humans that have the gift of seeing the spiritual realm. So it was no surprise when his brother Matthias was once again sent to stop him and protect the girl.
Now the last of the seers’ bloodline hangs in the balance, as the estranged demon and angel brothers are forced to work together to save a girl’s life and escape to the sanctuary city of Bethesda.
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About the Author
Erin R. Howard is a Developmental Editor, YA Urban Fantasy Author of The Kalila Chronicles, and has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing/English from Southern New Hampshire University. When she’s not writing, Erin enjoys spending time with her family, fueling her craft addictions, and teaching writing workshops. Erin is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and the KenTen Writers Group. She resides in Western Kentucky with her husband and three children.
More from Erin
If I’ve learned anything these past few months, it’s that I’m still not a fan of change. It’s always been hard for me to transition from what I know, to the unknown, and then find a new normal. Let’s be honest. Stepping out of our comfort zone isn’t supposed to be easy. It’s supposed to challenge and stretch our faith. And as a result of stepping out, we hope that we will learn and grow.
I love messy characters, because life is messy, and it doesn’t always work out the way we expect. It’s full of changes and situations. The characters in my series, The Kalila Chronicles, are no different. Each character has unique challenges. For some, they didn’t ask for change, and for others, they are stepping out on their own.
Here’s a little bit more about The Seer. The first book in The Kalila Chronicles:
For thousands of years, Viktor has carried out his orders from Lucifer faithfully. But after a recent demotion in rank, he has grown weary of the bloodshed. His latest order is to kill Thea, a seventeen-year-old Seer before her gift manifests, and she can see into the spiritual realm. However, his estranged angel brother, Matthias, intervenes on his plans. Seeing this as his way out, Viktor proposes that in exchange for leaving Thea alive, Matthias must escort him to the sanctuary city of Bethesda. Although, getting through the portal isn’t as easy as Viktor thought, and now he has to work with Matthias to protect the very girl he was ordered to kill.
Author Interview with Erin R. Howarad
How do you select the names of your characters?
I probably make this way harder than it needs to be. LOL! I like names that have cool meanings that may tie into the character’s personality. I also like names that are spelled with “K” just to make them a little different and stick out. I spend a lot of time researching names and origins on baby name websites to get ideas.
What was your hardest scene to write?
The opening scene and first chapter of book three, The Silencer, was really hard for me. Book two ends of a cliffhanger, and you are left wondering what happens. I knew that what was happening was needed for the story, but after I wrote it, I cried and stopped writing for a while. It took me a month or two to come back to it. I had to process what happened.
If you had to do something differently as a child or teenager to become a better
writer as an adult, what would you do?
I wish I would have become more serious about writing earlier. I knew I always wanted to be a writer, but it wasn’t until after I was married and started having kids that I went back to college for writing and started becoming serious about writing and learning the craft.
What comes first, the plot or characters?
It’s been different with each book. For The Seer, the characters came first, but when I went back to write the second and third books, the plot took over since the characters were already there. For the new book that I’m writing, the plot and storyline are what came first.
What do you like to do when you are not writing?
I’m a crafter, so I’m always making something. I own a retail store, and I teach craft classes, so that helps fuel the creativity for my stories.
Thank you, Erin, for your time and letting us get to know you better!
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To celebrate her tour, Erin is giving away the grand prize package of a copy of The Seer, a Behind the Story Booklet of The Seer, and a $25 Amazon card!!
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