The first Erin Noelle book I read was Metamorphosis, after that I was hooked. She’s gone on to write many more amazing books. So many of them are five star reads for me. I’m always excited to see what she’ll come up with next. -Amy
Have you always wanted to be a writer?
No, I’d honestly never thought much about writing before I started working on Metamorphosis. I’ve always just enjoyed reading.
What did you do before becoming a full-time writer?
After getting my Bachelor’s degree in History, I worked in government accounting for 15 years… cause that makes all kinds of sense.
If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your younger self?
Hmmm… probably not to date the same boy from the age of 15 to 19 lol
Do you work on one storyline at a time or do you have multiple storylines in the pipeline?
I prefer to work on one at a time. When I’m writing a story, I’m totally committed to my characters.
Let’s play favorites! Who is your favorite character you’ve written?
That’s like asking me which kid I like best! So so hard, but if I had to pick one, it would probably be Hudson from Spark.
Have you experienced any of your stories personally?
No. My life isn’t near angsty enough to be a story.
What are your biggest distractions?
Social media during the day, kids at night
What is your least favorite part of the writing or publishing process?
Pimping myself. I sometimes feel like a door-to-door vacuum salesman.
Do you find it difficult, or challenging to write from the male POV?
Yes, absolutely, but I love reading dual POV in books, so I do it mine. I think most women want to read what they wish/ hope men think, so it’s very hard to toe that line of making him sensitive and endearing without him sounding like a weak pussy.
What activities do you enjoy outside of writing?
When I’m not writing, I usually have on my “Mom” hat, but other than that, I love to play poker and board games, and I’m a big fantasy football girl. My hubs and I like to try new restaurants around the city, but we head home shortly after. We’re not late-night partiers.
Do you have a favorite author or book?
My to favorite authors are Colleen Hoover and Kristen Ashley. They have completely different styles and voices, but I love them both.
Ever think you have a great idea for a book, only to find out someone released the same storyline already?
Here’s the thing. Every story line was been written at some time or another, at least in some capacity. When I get a story idea in my head, I do ask around to some of my betas and friends if they’ve read anything too similar, and if not, then I run with it. Whatever story I tell will be my story, with my characters and my emotions. Even if you gave 5 authors all the same storyline to write, each book would be different than the others. So, yes, I try to be mindful as best I can to not write anything too much like another book out there, but in the end, if I’ve got a strong story in my head, chances are I’m going to write it.
Have you ever had writer’s block and how do you work through it?
Yeah, it suck ass. And I just write bad words that I never end up keeping until the good words start flowing again.
Do you ever find yourself jumping up from the dinner to table to jot down a scene that just ran through your head?
It’s the shower for me. All the good scenes come while I’m in there, then I hurry out to dry off and write it all down.
What does your writing workspace look like?
I sit in a rocking chair to write. It’s in an office/ storage type room in my house. It’s nothing fancy, but its mine.
Sharing your work with the public has to be scary. How do you respond to negative reviews?
I don’t read them. LOL. I do read all 3 star reviews though, because those usually offer the best constructive criticism without being rude or disrespectful.
Do you have any visuals for your characters from any of your books?
I’ve started keeping a Pinterest board for each of my books. You can follow me there @enoelleauthor
Can you tell us what you are working on next?
The Perfect Life is my next title set to release on February 18th. It’s a contemporary standalone that can currently be preordered for $.99. Up next is a standalone rom-com called Megaballs about a college girl who wins the lottery.
What is in your purse right now?
Oh good Lord, what’s not? It’s a danger zone in there.
Do you have a favorite scene or book of your own?
My favorite book is Spark. I had such a connection to those characters and truly believe in the message behind the story. My favorite scene is probably the bathroom sex scene in MILF. I think I blushed the entire time I was writing it.
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