Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hi everyone. My name is Erzabet Bishop and I am a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of paranormal and erotic romance. I’ve run out of fingers and toes for how many books are out there. lol.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is called Kitten Around and it is the third in the Shifting Hearts Dating Agency series. It was inspired in part by my very unwanted guest, Hurricane Harvey. While I was very lucky to escape with very little damage, my friends of mine were not. It was a frightening time for everyone in Houston and it made its way into my book.
One of my other new releases is called Burning Midnight and another called Torment is coming out in February.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Other than the fort of water bottles and the mountain of candy stacked on my printer? No. (giggles)
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Kim Harrison, Anne Rice, Rachel Meade, Holly Black, Maggie Stievater to name a few. I fell in love with urban fantasy and paranormal books when I was pretty young and my characters tend to live there.
What are you working on now?
I have just finished Bound in Fire, a fireman romance that will be in the Coming In Hot set out this spring. I’m also working on Snow, a paranormal retelling of Snow White. Also in the works is the third book in the Demons in Darkness series and a few more top secret projects that will reveal themselves soon…
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I love to work with other authors to do newsletter swaps. The exposure is the key.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t quit. Even when times are hard (like for me this year with my husband out of work and a hurricane bearing down on us) you have to let yourself center and find that place inside yourself where you can just be…and write.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Ray Bradbury had a saying that went something like this…Write a short story a week. Sooner or later you won’t be terrible. Damned if that didn’t work. lol.
What are you reading now?
I just finished Eleanor and Park and I loved it. Currently, I am reading an arc of The Hostage. Oh-I also just finished Woman in the Window. If you love thrillers, check that one out. Wow!!
What’s next for you as a writer?
I want to explore my roots in YA and finish the novels that keep pawing at me in the middle of the night. Reverse harem is also something I really want to try. Cause who could resist 4 hunky guys? Oh yeah.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
That’s not fair. *whimper*
Guilty Pleasures by Laurel K. Hamilton
Tales of Horror and the Supernatural (anthology from when I was a kid)
Court of Mist and Fury
Tithe by Holly Black